Re: FOOD ALERT: Wellness, long
- I just read the much earlier post where someone called Wellness and
they said they weren't sold...Weird, because I had heard that
too....Still, yucky experience.
--- In email@example.com, "turkishangoraathumanesociety"
> I won't buy Wellness anymore...I heard that their parent company(Old
> Mother Hubbard) changed hands and is changing recipes. I also hadfeed
> got Wellness CHICKEN Puppy food, and it disgustingly REEKED of FISH
> (yet nothing like fish listed in the ingredients). Gross. All I
> my cats is Innova or California Natural, and the dogs getCalifornia
> Natural mixed with Nutro Natural Choice.pain
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Susan Aufieri
> <susanaufieri@y...> wrote:
> > Abby started her new meds this weekend, and isn't getting her
> > killers. About the same time, she started to not want to eat theKitty
> > Wellness, but she wasn't totally refusing it either. How odd.
> > made it official this morning. I opened up a 3 oz tin of beef and111005
> > chicken for her this morning, bottom stamp, GW11, date code
> > something close to that). She would have no part of it. Well,
> > odd, where is the "W" stamp. Hmph. I opened up a 3 oz tin of
> > and salmon, stamped W8. She SNORKLED right into it, complete with
> > bits on the nose (how cute is that? <G>). That was my last can of
> the W
> > marking.
> > I called them this morning. The customer service person told me
> > they have a new
> > plant. They knew they were having issues with the GW cans, "some
> > pickier" cats were refusing to
> > eat it, though cats new to Wellness loved the new GW cans. I
> > to him that this cat will eat Buffalo wings, raisins, and
> > that isn't nailed down and edible. They were stumped why some
> > refusing the food.
> > He tells me they cook it in the can (how odd!). He also told me
> > had food trials w/the
> > new factory production versus the old one, the new plant's food
> won. I
> > find that hard to
> > believe, it also raises questions IMHO, are the mucking the the
> > again? He said they finally tracked the difference down to
> the "cooking
> > process", as in oven temperatures. If you bake, you know that 350
> > exactly the same in every oven, and different altitudes alter the
> > finished product. OK, fair enough, but I'm not completely
> convinced. I
> > also asked him if they had changed formulas (on the heels of the
> > trials comment), or if there was any of "that pesky rice, because
> > know about that fiasco". The was a rather pregnant short pauseand
> > answer was it is the same formulation, but two different plants.
> > *maybe* I believe you. Time will tell.
> > So, he said to look for the old W cans and look for cans stamped
> > with a date code ofto
> > late November or later. That odd numbered can is a "w" can,
> > to him. So, if you
> > are finding that your cat refuses the GW8, GW9, GW10 to go ahead
> > return it to the
> > store.
> > I returned all the GW ones this afternoon (that I'd bought JUST
> > WEEK), even GWs that had no food for credit (the CSR told me to).
> > stores, about 45-50 cans, and one afternoon later I have enough
> > her, try some later GW codes and still have enough to transition
> her to
> > something else if she won't eat the GW cans. I pretty much
> > one store, and then cleaned out another (they had less than 10
> > So if you have a picky cat, or a really "tender" cat, get to the
> > and scoop up the "W" cans before they disappear.
> > Susan
> > --- In FelineIBD@yahoogroups.com, "liza" <lizadv@y...> wrote:
> > > Wellness made a trial batch of canned with rice. They messed
> > > sent it out to stores. The GW cans are the ones with rice, the
> > > cans are grain-free. I called the company and they apologizedand
> > > insisted that all those cans should be "down the tubes now". Iof
> > > of at least fifty cans in three different pet stores here, as
> > > today, that still are selling them. Pierre unfortunately got ais
> > > can before I knew and got bloody diarrhea again. Old Mother
> > > insists that they are not changing the formula. I am very
> > > that this "accident" occurred, especially considering the fact
> > > those cans are not labelled as having rice in them. My advice
> > > check each can for the stamp at the bottom to be sure!
> > >
> > > Liza
> > --- End forwarded message ---