VERY IMPORTANT ABOUT HOW TO FEED YOUR CAT WITH WELLNESS CORE:
I switched to wellness core cat food half year ago unfortunately 3 of my 4 cats developed urinary crystal. So sad about that…
I feed my cat Wellness Core Cat Food for the first time two weeks ago. Two hours later he was in severe distress. The episode passed but he continued to experience almost daily episodes of respiratory distress and collapse. He never improved and we aren’t sure what happened to cause.
I just had to put my beloved 8.5 year old male cat down because he had a urinary block and became septic. I only fed him Wellness or Blue dry cat food and a daily can of wet food. I am devastated and feel guilty wondering if Wellness is the cause of the urinary crystals that blocked my beloved cat and caused his death. I gave him Wellness Salmon flavor (not Core). I miss my fur baby and now I am trying to figure out what went wrong.
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Wellness Core – Chicken, Turkey & Chicken Liver Canned Cat Food
(Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus in equal amounts) *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles Wellness CORE Indoor Deboned Chicken, Turkey and Chicken Meals Recipe Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.I’ve written several times about a really wonderful brand of pet food called Wellness. I love this company and have fed their food to my pets for many years; their company’s philosophy is “you are what you eat!”; how basic can that be? well to Wellness it means that pet nutrition is never compromised. I was delighted when they reached out to me with a new product of canned food for both Cats and Dogs called CORE. I was delighted to try CORE for my cat Stinky since its been a while since he’s been introduced to a new brand.Similarly, the Wellness Core kibble recipes offer an indoor-weight management formula made from chicken with turkey and chicken meal as key ingredients and the Original Turkey recipe offers cats a diet that is 65 per cent protein with turkey as the first ingredient.CORE Canned Cat Recipes follow the foundation of the bestselling Wellness CORE Dry Catdiet, providing a complete and balanced offering that is 100% grain-free with five quality protein sources: 75-80% meat satisfies the feline palate and supports lean muscle mass. CORE Canned Cat Recipes include fresh cranberries to support urinary tract health, along with carefully controlled magnesium levels, and moderate fat and calorie levels that cater to the metabolic needs of today’s feline life style. The Fish and Flax Omega Blend provides a rich supply of Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids to support optimal skin and coat health, and supplies a tasty way to increase water intake.”What’s great about CORE is that its designed to accompany your pet that eats mostly dry food. CORE compliments the food, and thats what I’ve been doing with Stinky since he was a kitten. For cats there are CORE Canned Chicken, Turkey and Chicken Liver for poultry lovers and Salmon, Whitefish and Herring for those partial to fish. Each is grain-free, nutrient-packed, and contains high-quality protein. I was surprised to find out that Wellness goes as far as only using seafood that has never been fed grain either. So you know, the entire food cycle of the ingredients has been taken into consideration by Wellness.His transition diet is now one three-ounce can of Wellness grain-free food and two ounces of Nature's Variety medallions, split into two feedings per day. Since my folks* are softies, and can't stand to see Giz milling around the kitchen with an empty bowl all day, I've measured out a 1/4 cup portion of Wellness Core dry food into a tiny tupperware and left it on the counter for them to distribute as they must while I'm at work. NO cheating (they understand the consquences: fat cat = no asthma medication = miserable Gizmo. Or worse, fat cat + asthma medicine = diabetic, asthmatic cat. ) That makes around 320 calories, total. I can live with that, and so can Giz.