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Re: FOOD ALERT: Wellness, long

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  • turkishangoraathumanesociety
    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
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 9, 2004
      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 feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "turkishangoraathumanesociety"
      <turkishangoraathumanesociety@y...> wrote:
      > I won't buy Wellness anymore...I heard that their parent company
      (Old
      > Mother Hubbard) changed hands and is changing recipes. I also had
      > got Wellness CHICKEN Puppy food, and it disgustingly REEKED of FISH
      > (yet nothing like fish listed in the ingredients). Gross. All I
      feed
      > my cats is Innova or California Natural, and the dogs get
      California
      > Natural mixed with Nutro Natural Choice.
      >
      > --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, Susan Aufieri
      > <susanaufieri@y...> wrote:
      > > Abby started her new meds this weekend, and isn't getting her
      pain
      > > killers. About the same time, she started to not want to eat the
      > > Wellness, but she wasn't totally refusing it either. How odd.
      Kitty
      > > made it official this morning. I opened up a 3 oz tin of beef and
      > > chicken for her this morning, bottom stamp, GW11, date code
      111005
      > (or
      > > something close to that). She would have no part of it. Well,
      > that's
      > > odd, where is the "W" stamp. Hmph. I opened up a 3 oz tin of
      > Turkey
      > > and salmon, stamped W8. She SNORKLED right into it, complete with
      > food
      > > 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
      > that
      > > they have a new
      > > plant. They knew they were having issues with the GW cans, "some
      of
      > the
      > > pickier" cats were refusing to
      > > eat it, though cats new to Wellness loved the new GW cans. I
      > explained
      > > to him that this cat will eat Buffalo wings, raisins, and
      anything
      > else
      > > that isn't nailed down and edible. They were stumped why some
      cats
      > were
      > > refusing the food.
      > >
      > > He tells me they cook it in the can (how odd!). He also told me
      > they
      > > 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
      > formula
      > > again? He said they finally tracked the difference down to
      > the "cooking
      > > process", as in oven temperatures. If you bake, you know that 350
      > isn't
      > > 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
      > taste
      > > trials comment), or if there was any of "that pesky rice, because
      I
      > > know about that fiasco". The was a rather pregnant short pause
      and
      > the
      > > answer was it is the same formulation, but two different plants.
      > OK,
      > > *maybe* I believe you. Time will tell.
      > >
      > > So, he said to look for the old W cans and look for cans stamped
      GW
      > > with a date code of
      > > late November or later. That odd numbered can is a "w" can,
      > according
      > > to him. So, if you
      > > are finding that your cat refuses the GW8, GW9, GW10 to go ahead
      > and
      > > return it to the
      > > store.
      > >
      > > I returned all the GW ones this afternoon (that I'd bought JUST
      > LAST
      > > WEEK), even GWs that had no food for credit (the CSR told me to).
      > Two
      > > stores, about 45-50 cans, and one afternoon later I have enough
      to
      > feed
      > > 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
      cleaned
      > out
      > > one store, and then cleaned out another (they had less than 10
      > cans).
      > >
      > > So if you have a picky cat, or a really "tender" cat, get to the
      > store
      > > 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
      up
      > and
      > > > sent it out to stores. The GW cans are the ones with rice, the
      W
      > > > cans are grain-free. I called the company and they apologized
      and
      > > > insisted that all those cans should be "down the tubes now". I
      > know
      > > > of at least fifty cans in three different pet stores here, as
      of
      > > > today, that still are selling them. Pierre unfortunately got a
      > bad
      > > > can before I knew and got bloody diarrhea again. Old Mother
      > Hubbard
      > > > insists that they are not changing the formula. I am very
      > concerned
      > > > that this "accident" occurred, especially considering the fact
      > that
      > > > those cans are not labelled as having rice in them. My advice
      is
      > to
      > > > check each can for the stamp at the bottom to be sure!
      > > >
      > > > Liza
      > > --- End forwarded message ---
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