Amazon Fine Food Reviews


IDIdProductIdUserIdProfileNameHelpfulnessNumeratorHelpfulnessDenominatorScoreTimeSummaryText
343231343231B000WFEN74A38QAHENFEZETYkaren a. jennings0331298505600Wellness Review Turkey/SalmonWe've been purchasing direct from retail stores, either PetSmart or Felix & Oscar's in Springfield, VA. The condition of the cans shipped was not as good as I would have hoped. Several cans were dented in each shipment. Quality of the cat food is very good; cost savings may outweigh the shipping issues and the convenience of not going to the pet store.
343232343232B000WFEN74AGDS7B4DRSSMFP. Phillips0311261699200Very disappointedThe cans arrived all banged up. I will never order from this company again.
343233343233B000WFEN74A4JYAW6LTDZ4QGeorgia Vallejos0311166572800Onslow Says YuckMy cat wouldn't touch this stuff. I wound up giving it to the ASPCA.
343234343234B000WFEN74A1BSJF2VSVG2I8Feline11531279843200Packaging problemMy rating is based on the condition of the product when I recieved it. Of the case of 12 cans I had ordered, 4 of them had serious dents. I sent an email about the packaging but received no response. I would give the product itself at least a 4 rating.
343235343235B000WFEN74A4JYAW6LTDZ4QGeorgia Vallejos1611208131200Health Food for Cats?I only bought this because the breeder where I bought my cat said she wouldn't eat anything else. I'm surprised my cat didn't starve to death, because she wouldn't touch this stuff, nor would my other cat. I donated it to the Humane Society.
343236343236B000WFEN74ABCNNP742AV30DM1811342915200zero outta 5Zero out of five cats, all ferals, said euck.

I've got a new feral who will eat nothing but Safeway's Mom-to-Mom Chicken Baby food (buck a jar!)

He will not eat:
Chicken livers Steamed and pureed . or raw NO
Chicken hearts, Steamed and pureed , combined or separate from livers NO
Chicken breast, steamed and pureed NO or sautéed/pureed NO
Chicken thighs sautéed in water, pureed NO
Beef steak, steamed and pureed, sautéed/pureed NO
Pork ditto NO
Baby food (chix only. will not touch others) - Mom to Mom YES; Beeches NO, Oorganics Not anymore, Gerbers NO
Calif. Nat. Chix/rice, Deep water fish canned NO. Chix/rice dry YES
Whiskas chicken a little some times
Safeway priority NO
Science Diet chicken once; I/D dry and canned NO
Tuna w/water (bumble bee, safeway brand)
Tuna w/oil (walmart) NO
Pink Salmon - canned for human consumption NO
TwinPet w/chicken (walmart) NO
Fancy Feast Classic (liked for awhile, no more) Grilled (NO)
IAM NO
MAX Cat Adult Turk/Gib once
Newman's NO
Wellness -grain-free Chicken NO
EVO - cat & kitten chicken NO
Meow Mix - Chicken and Liver NO, Chicken topped w/shreds NO
Fancy Feast Chicken dry NO
Friskies- chicken w/fish and cheese canned NO

ANY SUGGESTIONS ANYONE? please. He's been to two vets and they can't find anything wrong. weird. I'm going bananas with this guy
343237343237B000WFEN74A29JUMRL1US6YPHTBK384051278201600Fantastic Food for Good Cat HealthThe pet food industry can be one of the most infuriating as you start doing research and discovering what trash manufacturers (and the vets who get paid off by the manufacturers) push onto the unsuspecting public. For reference, don't ask your vet - do some Internet research at sites like, for example, [...]. What you'll find is that even the supposed "high-end" lines from basically every major supermarket label are horrible for your fuzzy friends. People who trust the marketing or trust their vets overpay and feed their cats foods that are full of carcinogens, cheap ingredients that are inappropriate for a cat's digestive system, and byproducts that provide nothing of value and are basically a way to make cheap profit off of literal garbage. It's a tragedy, as these same cats end up with shorter lifespans, kidney problems, UTIs, cancer, and a host of other issues, all of which could have been avoided by a high quality food.

This is an A-Grade food. What you'll find here is very high protein content, many meats high on the list, flaxseed, good vitamins and antioxidants, and no grains, which is great as a cat is not an omnivore, it's a carnivore, and it simply does not need grains.

What you will NOT find here is the kind of junk you'll see in things like Purina One and Science Diet - byproducts (aka beaks, feathers, bird feet), brewers rice (aka the waste product from making beer), wheat flour (a leading cause of pet allergies), corn gluten (a cheap waste of space), and things like "liver flavor" (because they don't want to pay for the real thing). I didn't just pull those ingredients out of the air - I was reading the ingredients list of Purina One. It's pathetic.

Don't feed your cats trash. Pay a little more to feed them good food now, and they'll lead longer, healthier, more satisfied lives as a result. It's worth it.
343238343238B000WFEN74A3HQKFTDZZZHNRMoya37 "Tasha"242451246579200Expensive, but my cat is thriving on itI decided to switch my cat's food because she was having all kinds of problems: excessive throwing up, urinary tract issues, and significant weight loss that the vet couldn't explain. I switched her from Kirkland dry and Friskies Turkey Pate canned to Wellness dry and Wellness chicken formula, and it's been almost an overnight miracle. She's put on at least a pound in 3 weeks (she eats an entire 5.5 oz can plus dry food every day--no more pushing the food around and not really eating), no more straining on the litter box, and she hasn't barfed in over a week! I'm really impressed at what a difference this food has made for my cat's health.
343239343239B000WFEN74A26GEFQVB416FSD. Whelan202051231113600Wellness Cat FoodSince cats are obligate carnivores, high protein and very low carbs are a must for keeping your companion animals happy & healthy. When you read the cat food labels you will see that Wellness has eliminated the grain, useless fillers and by-products from their formulas.My kitties love all the flavors and will always come back for more. Just remember when changing to a new food to start gradually by adding a small amount to their regular food and keep increasing until you replace the old with the new. This is one of the best and healthiest cat food on the market and it was NOT involved in the massive pet food recalls of couple years ago.
343255343255B000WFEN74A8P8KPVXCWV9RBryan J. Kautzman "BK"4451328659200The best cat food on the planetI have a seven year old gray tabby named Buddy. I got him when he was three. He is a very large cat, as the vet has a target weight for him at 18 pounds. Unfortunately, he has been over 20 pounds since I got him. While he is not fat, he is definitely in need of shedding a couple of pounds.

I had always fed him dry cat food. He was regularly eating Hill's Science Diet when I got him, and I was reluctant to change. I thought that some of his minor health problems were just a part of having a cat around. He tended to cough up massive hairballs, he would vomit stomach bile if he wasn't fed for more than a few hours, and his shedding was ridiculously constant.

About six months ago, my vet recommended that I switch to canned food in an effor to keep his weight under control. I quickly went out and bought a bunch of Hills Science Diet canned food, and he didn't like it very much. So I started to do a bit of research on what was the best food available for cats, and I was amazed at what I found.

My research led me to Wellness, and I haven't looked back. My cat has been eating mostly Wellness now for about three months. No more hairballs. No more stomach bile. His shedding has been reduced drastically. I have also noticed that his litter box doesn't smell nearly as bad, which I assume is the result of him not being chornically dehydrated from the dry food. I've also noticed that he doesn't strain as hard to pass stool, which I'm sure he'd appreciate if he understood why. But the most obvious change is my lethargic and overweight cat now jumps and runs around the house like he's lost three years in age, and he has indeed lost three pounds. He was at the vet's target weight within a month of starting to eat Wellness, and he has maintained that weight for the past two months.

The most important question, though, is how does he feel about it? He loves it. When I was feeding him Hill's, I would have to clean his bowl every time I fed him because he would leave pieces stuck to the side that would dry out like oatmeal. With Wellness, he licks his bowl completely clean purring very loudly while he does it. His favorite flavor is the chicken and salmon, but I can't stand the smell of the seafood. So he gets his second favorite, chicken and beef. He's not a big fan of the poultry only flavors, but he still likes them better than the Hill's he used to have to eat.

A few days ago, I actually ran out of Wellness, and I fed him a can of Hill's to get by for the night until I could go buy more. At 5:00 AM, I would up to the sound of my cat puking up stomach bile.

From now on, it's Wellness or nothing.
343256343256B000WFEN74A2G1V4LC997CDMichelle Johnson "Myche"4451282953600cats love it, and it's good for them.Our little monster, Gary, had problems when he was a kitten. When we rescued him he had flea anemia so bad that he had to have a blood transfusion. His intestines never fully developed and he alternated diarrhea and severe constipation his entire life. We were giving him laxatone and lactulose 2x a day. When he recently had a severe bout of diarrhea and a possible UTI, the vet prescribed Hills Science diet c/d. What a crock that stuff is! I did my own research (and I encourage you to do the same) and found that cats should get their water from their food. The Wellness canned food I feed my cats now has 78% water. After feeding them Wellness for three weeks, little Gary is off the meds he's been taking for three years, and our other cat Sugar has lost weight and is much more active. Neither of them drink hardly any water from their bowls anymore, which scared me a little at first, but is apparently normal and good. Gary has only had a few problems since the switch. Yes, the food is expensive, but we're saving money on vet bills and not having to buy prescriptions anymore. I am more than thrilled with the Wellness canned chicken cat food!
343257343257B000WFEN74A29JUMRL1US6YPHTBK4451278201600Fantastic Food for Good Cat HealthThe pet food industry can be one of the most infuriating as you start doing research and discovering what trash manufacturers (and the vets who get paid off by the manufacturers) push onto the unsuspecting public. For reference, don't ask your vet - do some Internet research at sites like, for example, [...]. What you'll find is that even the supposed "high-end" lines from basically every major supermarket label are horrible for your fuzzy friends. People who trust the marketing or trust their vets overpay and feed their cats foods that are full of carcinogens, cheap ingredients that are inappropriate for a cat's digestive system, and byproducts that provide nothing of value and are basically a way to make cheap profit off of literal garbage. It's a tragedy, as these same cats end up with shorter lifespans, kidney problems, UTIs, cancer, and a host of other issues, all of which could have been avoided by a high quality food.

This is an A-Grade food. What you'll find here is very high protein content, many meat meals, potatoes, salmon oil, flax seed, and no grains, which is great as a cat is not an omnivore, it's a carnivore, and it simply does not need grains. It has 50 percent protein, which is among the highest you'll see in cat food. The first 4 ingredients are all meats.

What you will NOT find here is the kind of junk you'll see in things like Purina One and Science Diet - byproducts (aka beaks, feathers, bird feet), brewers rice (aka the waste product from making beer), wheat flour (a leading cause of pet allergies), corn gluten (a cheap waste of space), and things like "liver flavor" (because they don't want to pay for the real thing). I didn't just pull those ingredients out of the air - I was reading the ingredients list of Purina One. It's pathetic.

Don't feed your cats trash. Pay a little more to feed them good food now, and they'll lead longer, healthier, more satisfied lives as a result. It's worth it.
343258343258B000WFEN74A2G9BUL6LAS591M. Long4441228089600My Cats Love ItI alternate between buying this and Newman's Own brand cat food. I appreciate that the primary ingredients in Wellness are actually meat rather than filler like "Chicken Meal" or other ingredients that are not as good for cats.

I have one cat who eats anything and another that is very picky -- both love this food. However, I have never fed either of them especially junky foods so they may just not know what they are missing.
343259343259B000WFEN74A1YLFU4816BIYAc. light4451173398400Saved cat's lifeThis food is saving the health of our old cat. Took about a week to get used to but now loves it.
343260343260B000WFEN74AGDS7B4DRSSMFP. Phillips111411259452800Very disappointedI recently purchased 5 cases of Wellness cat food and the cans arrived at my home in their securely wrapped cases all dented up. One of my cats is turning her nose up at this food - she pigged-out on this food when I brought it home from the local pet food store. These cans, if they were sitting on a store shelf, would not be purchased and I feel that National Pet Pharmacy is taking advantage of online orders to get rid of canned food that would otherwise not sell.
343240343240B000WFEN74A1ZQP22BB28R02Pam171751273881600Crack for CatsI started feeding my over-weight cat Wellness canned and stopped all other foods including any dry. No more vomiting, no more shedding like crazy, no more begging for food all day long and waking me up in the night. She's lost a little bit (not much), but she looks great and I have not stepped in a pile of vomit in months.
Love this food!!
343241343241B000WFEN74A2EG5ZEK4S4E7FK. M. Willet171911243296000The recipe or ingredient quality has changed (?)I am on the board of an animal shelter, and have 23 cats of my own. We were directed to Wellness as an excellent no-grain food. We buy the largest sized cans, and we spend almost $800 per month on this food. The cats used to love all of the flavors we bought (Turkey, Chx, Chx and Beef, Turkey and Salmon) and suddenly NONE of them will eat ANY of them! I can only surmise that something has happened to the recipe, or the quality of the ingredients. It makes no sense. More bizarre, we feed the outdoor (feral) cats the food and many of them won't touch it, either. The hunt is on to find the next "great food"...
343242343242B000WFEN74A1SKDF4LNR79ZZAdam Wol8851296345600Delicious (I Know!)My cats ADORE this cat food, they cannot eat it quick enough. And, I hate to admit it, but the pleasant smell and lack of by-products tickled my curious side as well. I have eaten this cat food on more than one occasion, and it is actually pretty good. I find myself nibbling whenever I run out of people food or just feel like sharing a meal with my cats. Tres bien!
343243343243B000WFEN74A29JUMRL1US6YPHTBK192351278201600Fantastic Food for Good Cat HealthThe pet food industry can be one of the most infuriating as you start doing research and discovering what trash manufacturers (and the vets who get paid off by the manufacturers) push onto the unsuspecting public. For reference, don't ask your vet - do some Internet research at sites like, for example, petfoodratings.net. What you'll find is that even the supposed "high-end" lines from basically every major supermarket label are horrible for your fuzzy friends. People who trust the marketing or trust their vets overpay and feed their cats foods that are full of carcinogens, cheap ingredients that are inappropriate for a cat's digestive system, and byproducts that provide nothing of value and are basically a way to make cheap profit off of literal garbage. It's a tragedy, as these same cats end up with shorter lifespans, kidney problems, UTIs, cancer, and a host of other issues, all of which could have been avoided by a high quality food.

This is an A-Grade food. What you'll find here is very high protein content, many meat meals, potatoes, salmon oil, flax seed, and no grains, which is great as a cat is not an omnivore, it's a carnivore, and it simply does not need grains. It has 50 percent protein, which is among the highest you'll see in cat food. The first 4 ingredients are all meats.

What you will NOT find here is the kind of junk you'll see in things like Purina One and Science Diet - byproducts (aka beaks, feathers, bird feet), brewers rice (aka the waste product from making beer), wheat flour (a leading cause of pet allergies), corn gluten (a cheap waste of space), and things like "liver flavor" (because they don't want to pay for the real thing). I didn't just pull those ingredients out of the air - I was reading the ingredients list of Purina One. It's pathetic.

Don't feed your cats trash. Pay a little more to feed them good food now, and they'll lead longer, healthier, more satisfied lives as a result. It's worth it.
343244343244B000WFEN74A3S459EHZONQUIpleinelune7751267833600So Far, So Good.....Since I got this for my elderly, frail cat who turns up her nose at a lot of canned food, I guess I'll rely on her judgment for the review. She thinks it's pretty good. I bought a case without her even trying it (didn't have at my local pet store) by reading testimonials about it on different sites and because she'll usually eat something with chicken. I like that nutritionally, it looked like a very high quality, digestible cat food. It worked out, as she's eating it. Hopefully, it will even help her put on a little weight, but just the fact she likes it and isn't throwing it up is a big plus. I think getting it on Amazon is the way to go because cheaper AND got delivered quickly and free shipping.
343245343245B000WFEN74APAZPK2PUQ14HJeanne James "Granny Jeanne"7751265932800No more inisulinOur cat was diagnosed with diabetes. Our vet prescribed 5 units of insulin. He was supposed to have his blood checked at the vet's once a month and we were to buy their expensive high protein, high fiber kibbles. I went on the net and found a book here on Amazon written by Elizabeth M. Hodgkins (she is a vet and an attorney) called Your Cat: New Secrets to a Longer Stronger life. She recommended home testing, which we did morning and night for about a month, and only fed him Wellness cat food because she said a diabetic cat needs a canned high protein food with no grains and absolutely no kibbles. We are now testing him once a week and only feeding him Wellness Adult Chicken Canned Cat Food He has been off insulin with normal blood sugar readings for a little over two months!
343246343246B000WFEN74A29JUMRL1US6YPHTBK121451278201600Fantastic Food for Good Cat HealthThe pet food industry can be one of the most infuriating as you start doing research and discovering what trash manufacturers (and the vets who get paid off by the manufacturers) push onto the unsuspecting public. For reference, don't ask your vet - do some Internet research at sites like, for example, [...]. What you'll find is that even the supposed "high-end" lines from basically every major supermarket label are horrible for your fuzzy friends. People who trust the marketing or trust their vets overpay and feed their cats foods that are full of carcinogens, cheap ingredients that are inappropriate for a cat's digestive system, and byproducts that provide nothing of value and are basically a way to make cheap profit off of literal garbage. It's a tragedy, as these same cats end up with shorter lifespans, kidney problems, UTIs, cancer, and a host of other issues, all of which could have been avoided by a high quality food.

This is an A-Grade food. What you'll find here is very high protein content, many meat meals, potatoes, salmon oil, flax seed, and no grains, which is great as a cat is not an omnivore, it's a carnivore, and it simply does not need grains. It has 50 percent protein, which is among the highest you'll see in cat food. The first 4 ingredients are all meats.

What you will NOT find here is the kind of junk you'll see in things like Purina One and Science Diet - byproducts (aka beaks, feathers, bird feet), brewers rice (aka the waste product from making beer), wheat flour (a leading cause of pet allergies), corn gluten (a cheap waste of space), and things like "liver flavor" (because they don't want to pay for the real thing). I didn't just pull those ingredients out of the air - I was reading the ingredients list of Purina One. It's pathetic.

Don't feed your cats trash. Pay a little more to feed them good food now, and they'll lead longer, healthier, more satisfied lives as a result. It's worth it.
343247343247B000WFEN74A3JT4RP8UEGL4NAmaronee91051265241600A good product at a good priceHaving learned from one diabetic cat, I now have all three on high-protein, low-carb, water-based canned food. This brand is made of human-grade products, the cats love it and the price is unbeatable for the quality.
343248343248B000WFEN74A3TPLK0JV6NKK6M. Choi6651257984000Wellness is a great grain-free optionI agree with Lizzie. :)

I purchase cases of the 12.5 ounce cans for my cats at the local mom and pop pet supply store. It is the only brand that they consistently will eat that is grain free. I have two cats that only eat wet food and use one 12.5 ounce can per day. It's a great bargain compared to the smaller cans. I would purchase it online if the cost with shipping was closer to what I pay at the local store.

If you're trying to go GRAIN FREE or at least ALL WET FOOD for your kitties, do try Wellness. I have tried nearly every type of grain free or lower grain or organic/natural canned cat food there is available; while my cats will eat some of the other stuff sometimes, they like Wellness the best. I only feed them the plain Turkey and Chicken flavors, since they usually don't do too well with beef or seafood.

(Note: by grain free I mean no corn, wheat, or soy. If you look at the ingredient list, there are sweet potatoes and other vegetables/fruits, so it is not just protein.)

GO GRAIN FREE! It's better for the kitties.
My 12 and 13 year old cats are shinier, healthier, and more active now that they've changed to this diet over the last year. My fat cat lost weight and no longer has flaky skin. They only throw up hairballs now instead of the frequent "other" vomits before. And the diarrhea that was plaguing one cat for the previous two years has completely ended. Solid, regular poops - believe me, it's a relief (yes, I know it's gross to talk about, but it's true!).

I may take the final step to RAW DIET for them... haven't decided yet. But at least I know on this food they are thriving.
343249343249B000WFEN74A2WSBVNJNJFXDWA. Toler8951300320000INFO ABOUT RECALL- and my personal review at the endMarch 1, 2011

Vet Med received notification today from WellPet® LLC., the parent company for WELLNESS® Pet Foods, that specific lots of WELLNESS® canned cat foods, purchased from our store, should be returned to us immediately for replacement.

The company has reassured us that there is no immediate threat to the health of our customer's beloved pets, however, recent testing has indicated that specific lots might contain less than adequate levels of thiamine (also known as Vitamin B1).

Cats fed only these products over time could be at risk for developing thiamine deficiency. Although the risk for thiamine deficiency is remote, the company is taking the extra precaution of voluntarily removing these products from store shelves and asking customers to return any of the affected lots. The company has also taken additional steps in their manufacturing process to ensure that this does not happen again.

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I have been feeding Wellness for years. My ten year old is in optimal health. She's never had a surgery other than her spay, and has only been on antibiotics a couple times. She's been fed Wellness since I received her.
343250343250B000WFEN74AIDL4DGVARK25zooz5551298592000Objective & Subjective (from a particular buyer)This review is for the 24 pack of 3 Oz. cans of the Wellness Brand Cat Food.

Objectively speaking...
The cans are easy to ope and they have consistently arrived in excellent condition. There are 24 cans at 3 oz. each. That's all I can really say objectively about cat food.

Subjectively speaking...
I could not believe the difference in my cats after switching to a canned cat food from dry food. My cats are 15 and 16 years old. They are healthy indoor cats who are still active and playful with no real health problems aside from my 16 year old cat having minor diabetes. I had been feeding a high priced prescription (vet recommended) dry food for the last 2 years only to have my 15 year old cat begin getting sick and regurgitating his food on a weekly basis. I took my cat to the vet repeatedly asking why this might be a problem. The vet simply told me that the cat may be a little under the weather or it was hairball related...which before had not been an issue. After a conversation with a friend in Dec 2010 they emphatically recommended canned cat food. I decided to do some research and was I glad that I did. My cats have been eating canned food for 2 months now and here are the changes I've noticed. My cat who was throwing up 2-4 times a week has only done so 4 times in 2 months (and I think that was because he was biting at some straw that I didn't know about), their fur is ridiculously softer...like I just spent an hour brushing them, now it feels that way all the time. And although my cats are not prone to hairballs, my medium haired cat would get them on occasion and he has had only 1 very small one in 2 months as opposed to the weekly ones I'd find in the house. They have more energy and they just seem happier in how they interact and the littler box has less to be cleaned up and quite frankly it smells less offensive than it did before. Don't get me wrong...cat boxes smell but I've been told (and now I feel I can attest to this) that dry food would dehydrate a cat and it would enter a system and absorb odors from the body and carry them out into the cat box to amplify the foul odors. Actual cat food like the Wellness brand (not many brands are grain or rice free) gets more fully digested by the cat and does not contain grains and rices and other fillers that are expelled with the body. I must say that I felt the fool not having taken more time to learn about the diet possibilities of my cats.

I will note that I also use the Wellness dry food (about 1/4 to 1/2 cup out each night) for my 2 cats to eat between their canned meals. This is also to keep them used to eating a little dry food in case I am in a situation where I cannot provide their can in the morning and night. For your reference I feed my cats each 1/2 a can in the morning and 1/2 in the evening (so 2 cans total daily). I am going to switch to the 12 oz cans though because they are much cheaper, you nearly double your canned food for the same price, I'm just going to buy a resealable lid and scoop out what is needed.

And as a side note, my cats eat most of the food when I leave it out but they do not finish it all. I do leave the food out for them to finish up which they usually do within 1-3 hours. Some people say you should never do this, some say they will leave it out all day...in my experience over the 2 months I have noticed no mold, illness or rejection of this food being left out for a few hours for my cats. The longest I've seen food remain in the is at the 7 hour mark and still, it was finished with no negative behaviors or effects noticed in either of my animals.

I hope this review helps you and please be aware specifically of what goes into certain brands. There are cheaper canned foods but they are not as good as this brand. I've checked and tried a few. This one is really different. There are a few websites which explain the health benefits more precisely and if you won't take my word for it on this brand see for yourself. Also, the cost is well worth the response you will get from your cat and when measured against prescription dry food it really hasn't been much different and the 12 oz sizes will make it even more affordable. Be good to yourself and your pets!
343251343251B000WFEN74A12UJLS5ER4TNMK Rutledge "KR"5551295222400Worth Every Penny - Wellness CORE dry and Wellness Grain Free cannedOver the last two years, our older cat (now 11 years old) had ongoing issues with diarrhea and vomiting. After several trips to the vet and numerous tests that found nothing wrong, we were left thinking that this was her lot in life, sensitive to hairballs with a testy stomach. We changed her to a vet-recommended food and went on with life, but as you can imagine, she was still suffering.

She was dehydrated, her coat was rough, she was losing muscle and constantly hungry because she was essentially living life as a non-voluntary bulimic. At one point, I hoped a test for her thyroid would be positive so we could just figure out what on earth was wrong with her.

Last month I decided I didn't have anything else to lose so I started researching holistic treatments for her various symptoms. I happened upon a description of grain allergies in cats and I was astounded at the number of symptoms she had. Her eyes were always watery, her lips and gums a little swollen, and these were things her vet and I had attributed to "getting older" or her "hairball sensitivity" since none of the test had pinpointed a problem.

After some research to select a quality brand, I ordered Wellness Core Dry and Wet food. I didn't bother to transition her, just started her on it right away. Besides, she wasn't keeping down much of the other food anyway. She took to it right away, and she's a picky one.
Within two days, the diarrhea was gone. Within a week, she brought up a hairball that would shame a lesser cat. It's been a month now and the only bad thing I can say is that I wish I'd found this food sooner. No more watery eyes, no more swollen lips, and no more noxious fumes from the litter box. My husband and I cannot believe that fact, but it is true. A high-quality food WILL reduce litter box odor. I didn't believe it until I...well...didn't smell it.

I'm transitioning our other cat to it now and he already looks better for it. The food has a stronger odor than store-brand cat food. You'll also want to note that it doesn't have preservatives, so it's bound to have a stronger smell. The wet food actually smells good, for cat food. We use the Wellness Core 3oz Grain-Free Chicken. I'm sure our experiences will vary, but I've watched a cat who was the epitome of finicky, who would turn her nose up at Fancy Feast if the same flavors were served back to back, gobble the same flavor everyday for the last 30 days without complaint, and most notably, without vomit. So I'd say she gives her claw of approval.

Bottom line? It's pricy, sure. But it's worth it for us. Considering the money we're saving in paper towel clean up expenses alone, we're probably saving a buck or two. I should also thank Amazon for making it Prime eligible, so it's easier to buy it here than to find it in the store. So now, instead of begging me to feed them, our cats can start mauling the UPS man.
343252343252B000WFEN74A198DOHB5Y97TXKyle E. Wiebold5551175040000GREAT CATFOODBecause of our cat's digestive problems, and due to multiple unsuccessful trials of other "top" brands of canned cat food, led us to try the WELLNESS brands. Our feline-centric veterinarian concurred, and I am happy to report that after 2 weeks, our cat is responding wonderfully!

He is a "new" cat! He LOVES THIS FOOD! A great, all-natural product.
343253343253B000WFEN74A29JUMRL1US6YPHTBK7851278201600Fantastic Food for Good Cat HealthThe pet food industry can be one of the most infuriating as you start doing research and discovering what trash manufacturers (and the vets who get paid off by the manufacturers) push onto the unsuspecting public. For reference, don't ask your vet - do some Internet research at sites like, for example, [...]. What you'll find is that even the supposed "high-end" lines from basically every major supermarket label are horrible for your fuzzy friends. People who trust the marketing or trust their vets overpay and feed their cats foods that are full of carcinogens, cheap ingredients that are inappropriate for a cat's digestive system, and byproducts that provide nothing of value and are basically a way to make cheap profit off of literal garbage. It's a tragedy, as these same cats end up with shorter lifespans, kidney problems, UTIs, cancer, and a host of other issues, all of which could have been avoided by a high quality food.

This is an A-Grade food. What you'll find here is very high protein content, many meat meals, good carbs and oils, and no grains, which is great as a cat is not an omnivore, it's a carnivore, and it simply does not need grains. It has 50 percent protein, which is among the highest you'll see in cat food. The first 4 ingredients are all meats.

What you will NOT find here is the kind of junk you'll see in things like Purina One and Science Diet - byproducts (aka beaks, feathers, bird feet), brewers rice (aka the waste product from making beer), wheat flour (a leading cause of pet allergies), corn gluten (a cheap waste of space), and things like "liver flavor" (because they don't want to pay for the real thing). I didn't just pull those ingredients out of the air - I was reading the ingredients list of Purina One. It's pathetic.

Don't feed your cats trash. Pay a little more to feed them good food now, and they'll lead longer, healthier, more satisfied lives as a result. It's worth it.
343254343254B000WFEN74A2WHV0YLBOK0I0Go Flash Go!4451333324800Kittens go nuts for this!I recently adopted two 8 week old kittens. Their "foster mother" had been feeding them Wellness Canned for Kittens, along with Chicken Soup for the Kitten Lover's Soul Dry Food, Chicken Flavor, 6 Pound Bag, so I decided to keep this consistent. Also, the information the foster mother gave me on what I had thought was high quality cat food (Iams, Purina One, Science Diet) completely changed my outlook. There is no way I would ever feed that garbage to any of my pets again.

My kittens go crazy when I feed them the Wellness twice a day. Their desperate meows almost sound like gasps - so cute. I don't want them to become solely dependent on canned, so I will continue to provide them with dry food, too. (Although, I plan to replace Chicken Soup with a higher quality, grain-free dry brand, like Orijen or Evo.) And when the kittens are old enough, I will transition them to Wellness canned for adults.

If you are reading this review, there's probably a good chance you already know all about cat nutrition (the issues with by-products, brewers rice, corn, some grains, etc.) For anyone else, I would encourage you to read the nutritional information on various brands at Pet Food Ratings dot Net. You will never look at cat food the same.

***Update October 2012***: Since my original review, I have tried two other kinds of Wellness canned foods - sliced chicken (in the 3 oz. can) and turkey (12.5 oz. cans). They love both. Because the 12 oz. cans are much more economical on a per ounce basis, I am going to stick with this size. (Tip - Ethical 3-1/2-Inch Pet Food Can Covers, 3-Pack fit perfectly on the 12.5 oz. cans, and other reviewers have stated that they fit on the 5.5 oz can. They are too large for the 3 oz. cans, however.)

I continue to feed a combination of both wet and dry food. As I mentioned above, I wanted to switch to a grain-free dry food. I selected Wellness Grain-Free Dry Cat Food for Adult Cats & Kittens, CORE Original Fish & Fowl Recipe, 12 lb. Bag, and my cats love it.

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