Protein: 10.5% (min) | Fat: 5.0% (min) | Fiber: 1.0% (max) | Moisture: 78.0% (max)
Wellness pride themselves on using wholesome natural ingredients to formulate foods that cats love. Taking their Turkey & Salmon recipe as an example, you’ll find an ingredients list that starts with turkey, chicken liver, whitefish, chicken broth, and salmon as the main ingredients. Couple this insistence on using high-quality animal meat sources with a complete nutrient and supplement profile and you have a canned cat food that rivals the best.
This 100% grain-free formula works to improve skin and coat health, improve digestion, brighten eyes, strengthen teeth, and give your cat plenty of energy. Wellness produces its cat food formulas in the USA with only the finest sources of ingredients and without any artificial flavorings or preservatives.
Wellness’s Complete Health formula contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, omega acids, and taurine (0.1%) to aid with your cat’s development. The 10.5% minimum protein content is more than respectable, given the 78.0% moisture content, which works out as a 47.0% dry-matter protein content.
A 5.0% fat content is on the high-side for foods in this category and price range, but this is mostly down to the plentiful inclusion of real meats. With an array of real meat ingredients, you can be certain that key nutrients are coming from sources that are natural to a cat’s wild diet.
Caloric Density and Feeding Guidelines
Wellness’s Complete Health formula is available in the following can sizes, with the caloric densities listed alongside:
3 oz can: 91kcal | 5.5 oz can: 167 kcal | 12.5 oz can: 379 kcal
As with the fat content, the inclusion of plenty of real meats means that 91kcal/3oz can leans on the heavier side of the scale for calorie content. If you’re switching to this food from a lighter cat food, be sure to pay attention to the feeding guidelines. The manufacturer recommends roughly two 3 oz cans/day, one 5.5 oz can/day, or half a 12.5 oz can/day, for each 6 – 8 lbs of body weight. Adjust this according to your cat’s activity level and body shape.
While Royal Canin and Purina dominate the upper and lower price brackets for canned food respectively, Wellness’s Complete Health formula fits nicely right between them. Despite that, they remain in a price bracket that leaves them facing stiff competition in the form of BLUE Wilderness, American Journey, and others.
Wellness’s selling point is their focus on producing natural grain-free recipes, and this sets them apart from much of the competition here. We think this Complete Health formula is an excellent option for canned cat food. We would recommend it to owners who prefer a more natural approach to nutrition.
Ingredients correct at the time of writing. Please check the retailer’s product page or the packaging before purchasing; ingredients lists are subject to frequent change.
Turkey, Chicken Liver, Whitefish, Chicken Broth, Salmon, Carrots, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Cranberries, Ground Flaxseed, Cassia Gum, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Salt, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Beta Carotene, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid.
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