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Wellness Trufood Indoor Chicken, Chickpeas, and Chicken Liver Recipe Cat Food

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Review of the Wellness Core Turkey and Duck Cat Food, made by Wellness

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The boss really likes this. I think thus far, it has gotten her highest approval rating of any food. That is especially good news, because this formulation contains no fish. Many pet custodians think fish is healthy rather than toxic, and even eat fish themselves. The sad truth is that all fish is now so contaminated with heavy metals that it is unsafe for any of us to eat.

I had previously reviewed another product, Wellness Trufood Chicken, Chickpeas, and Chicken Liver Cat Food, and the boss was ecstatic about that also. But for some reason, she changed her mind after a few days. I'm not sure why, but it may be the result of ants swarming in that food on about Day Four. I think she associated the food with ants ever thereafter. I gave the bag to a neighbor who has four cats (two of his and two he mercy-adopted), and that crew just loves the Trufood.

When the boss rejected the Trufood, that put us back on the salmon-based food. Much to my chagrin. The problem I have with salmon is it's loaded with heavy metals these days. Humans should not eat it; doing so significantly raises your risk of pancreatic cancer (this fact is confirmed in the medical literature).

Much to my relief, she now snubs her nose at the salmon food to eat this turkey and duck food. And now it's been over a week. No ants, so I think we're good.

When the box arrived from Amazon, the boss knew it was for her. She took one whiff and immediately wanted what was in there. Before feeding her any new food, I always taste it myself. This passed the taste test, so I gave her some. She gobbled it up and wanted more.

Here's the complete list of ingredients:

Deboned Turkey, Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whitefish Meal, Herring Meal, Peas, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Cranberries, Chicory Root Extract, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)],Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate], Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract.

Notice the added vitamins and other nutrients. This solves the problems of trying to give her supplemental vitamins.

We are both very happy with this product. It's what I'm buying her from now on. I realize the price tag is rather steep, but you get what you pay for. And this is well worth paying for. There's a big cost-savings if you buy the 12lb bag rather than the 2lb bag. But this is food you are buying for a cat; test with the smaller bag first. If your cat does not go completely nuts over this food, I will be surprised. But again, we are talking about cats so anything is possible.

Why the right cat food matters

I feed this cat dry kibble, though she does get moist treats on occasion. She's an indoor cat who likes to go outside. So she does hunt and eat rabbits, chipmunks, birds, and other little critters. At 7.8 lbs, she's not a big cat but she is a lean, muscular athlete. This is because of her diet; "Great bodies are made in the kitchen" and "You are what you eat."

She whoops all contenders in the territory fights, even those big males that are more than twice her size. And I've seen her make a six-foot vertical leap. One time, she even took a bird that was in mid-flight.

When she goes in for her exam and vaccinations, the veterinarian always remarks on her clean teeth and sweet breath. So many cats and dogs have caries today, and that is entirely the fault of people who feed them soft, mushy food they are not meant to eat. In this age of a caries epidemic among pets, she doesn't even have tartar. The "secret" is the dry kibble I feed her. Not just the fact it's dry kibble as opposed to the (never feed to your cat) canned junk, but it's very high quality kibble. No sticky grains to start that plaque forming. (Note to parents of human children, this will work for your kids also. Take them completely off of processed grain, and they won't get cavities).

Note also that the bad diet exacerbates cat allergies (my girlfriend is supposedly allergic to cats but has no problem being around mine), and it's why cat "output" and litter usually smell so foul. My cat's litter smells like clay, only; there is no stench. If your cat is on a grain-based diet, switch immediately. If your kids are on the same thing, the same advice applies. You will notice huge and very positive differences in only a few days.

Buying cheap cat food is a very expensive proposition that compromises the health of the cat you are caring for. It violates the tacit agreement you have with that animal and betrays the trust s/he put in you.

Buying quality cat food saves money, but more importantly you have a better, healthier, happier cat. It is the right thing to do, and the rewards are definitely there.



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