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Protein-rich, grain-free natural cat food formulaContains no meat by-products, wheat, soy, dairy, corn or corn gluten, artificial flavors, preservatives or colorsIncludes high protein while still controlling fat, calories, calcium and phosphorusDry cat food that features 5 USDA grade meat sourcesActiCoat System applies living, heat-sensitive Probiotic micro-organisms after cooking to support digestive health
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Is this food for kitten or cat?

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Both, but they do have a Kitten formula of wellness that if you JUST have kittens I would recomend over the "all life stage" formulas
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You can feed Wellness Core to cats and kittens
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Both! Because of the balanced high quality nutrition, it can be fed to cats or kittens. This was one of the many reasons I switched to this as I have both kittens and cats.
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Core is an all life stages food so it is appropriate for kittens as well as cats. In my opinion cats do much better on grain free foods and kittens eating them reach their full potential since they aren't eating as many fillers and empty calories.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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Both. Zoom in on the lower left of the bag. It says "For adult cats and kittens."
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I have a 7 year old siamese that is over weight.

She gets into another cat's, that is free fed, food. I feed her Wellness Healthy Weight, but she is not loosing any weight. Would feeding her Wellness Core work better? I do not know if she is still hungry or if she is just a pig.
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Absolutely, switching to CORE could help! Without the grains that are in the regular Wellness food, it should help her drop weight... especially on a restricted diet. The biggest question is, can you prevent her from getting into the other cat's food? If not, it may not matter what you feed her... Good luck!
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Use wellness core indoor formula limit feeding if possible, and make sure to play with her fo 20-30 minutes a day (find a toy she likes). Also try cat trees or placing her things on different sides of the house so she doesnt sit in just one room all day, try putting her food on a table/self/counter so she has to jump up to get the food, this will decrease "bored" snacking.
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You might try Wellness CORE Indoor formula. It has more fiber and less fat.
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Wellness CORE most likely has a much higher amount of fat that what you're currently feeding. Talk to your vet about a feeding regimen that will supplement healthy weight loss for your cat.
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I started feeding my kitten Wellness Core when he was 4 months old. The package says it was good to feed kittens and cats so I thought it would be nice to just have one food that I wouldn't have to change his food when he turned 1. He quickly gained weight and ate the Core. Once I switched him back to Wellness Kitten food he slowed down and lost weight. He turned 1 back in November and I swtiched him to the Wellness Salmon cat food. He is happily maintaining a good weight.
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If you have a cat that's over weight, you can't free feed your other cat. Or switch the free feed food to wellness healthy weight, so they're all eating the same thing.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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What can I do for my 5mth kitten who has horrible gas?

asked 2 years ago
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Try a wellness formula that doesn't contain fish.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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First, I would recommend you take your kitty to the vet to make sure there is nothing medically causing the gas (Irritable Bowel Disease, food allergy etc.). After the vet has cleared your kitty, you can try a few things:

1. Feed your kitty smaller portions more often
2. Feed your kitty in a quiet place
3. If you have more than one cat, give them separate bowls in different places, so there is no competition
4. Check the ingredients in your kitten's food, if it is Core Wellness, how long ago did you change it? A diet change can give a cat gas for awhile. If it persists, perhaps the particular combination is not good for your kitty. Theoretically, grains give kittens gas, but as in humans, it is difficult to say for certain.
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Try switching his/her food to a diferent brand. I did this with my older cat and the gas stopped. Wellness brand has a kitten formula that I would recoment.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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Kittens typically have really bad gas (ours did up until about 8 months old), but changing up the food does help, especially if you feed your cat wet food (some foods affect kittens worse than others). We found that Blue Buffalo dry kitten food worked well as a daily food, along with Merrick's canned wet food fed to her only a few times a week as a treat.
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I have noticed that using Solid Gold Sea Meal Supplement with my kitty's food has helped with digestive issues!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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My cat gets alot of hairballs unless i feed her hairball formulas, does this food help prevent hairballs

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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The indoor wellness formulas decrease hairballs. Also make sure to brush your cat... your cat i probably long haired, long hair was breed by humans and is not natural to cats, they can not digest this long hair because it mats in their stomach, so brush and vacum more with long haired cats.
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This food does not help prevent hairballs but I mix 1/2 capsule of Nature's Plus Egg Yolk Lecithin into my cat's wet food 1x/day and that has been helping her. She has fur that's not easily brushable (it's coarse).
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It didn't prevent hairballs in my cats and they've been on Wellness Core for 2 years now. However, mixing a probiotic powder supplement into their can food eliminated the hairballs.
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It will only help a little with hair balls try giving your cat a weekly hair ball medication and lots of brushing that should help.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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I need a high quality, dry cat food like Wellness, that is specially formulated for urinary tract protection. What do you recommend?

I have 8 indoor cats, 5 male & 3 female. They have access to dry food all day and are fed canned food once daily. They range in age from 2 years to 14 years. One of the younger males developed a urinary tract problem and must have food formulated for urinary tract protection.
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All wellnss foods contain different fruits that help with urinary tract problems. There are also supplements you can add, the biggest thing is water try getting a water fountain, or adding "favors" to your water to make them drink more. Best of luck.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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Purina Pro Plan Urinary Tract Health is a great food for cats prone to urinary problems. I had been feeding my male cat Wellness CORE for almost year because I wanted to feed him a high-quality food. He just recently developed an infection and blocking. Come to find out, Wellness CORE was likely the cause of it. My vet shared with me that it has been known to cause urinary health issues due to the magnesium, ash and protein levels.

Also, wet food is best for preventing urinary problems since it has more water in it. But, the Pro Plan Urinary Tract Health dry in combination with the same cans seems to be great so far.
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Two of my 4 cats both had urinary tract issues and several years ago we transitioned to Wellness brand Complete Health with the cranberries. Along with adding one of those water fountains we've found that they rarely ever get flare-ups. I would definitely recommend the Complete Health line, just make sure to look for the cranberries and you're good.
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I have four cats: 2 females and 2 males. My older male had a urinary tract infection when he was younger. After it was treated, he had no further problems and hasn't developed another infection since then. I have a large cat water fountain and make sure that my cats have 'lots of water available at all times. I, also, feed canned food each day along with dry kibble. He has done well on Wellness CORE kibble and canned food.
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CAT allergic to chicken, what food do you recommend?

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WELLNESS TURKEY! NO-Chicken, NO-fish. Good luck
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Any high quality food without chicken in it...Natural Balance has duck and venison flavors that my cats love. I wouldn't choose beef or seafood though.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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natures variety instinct turkey,rabbit or duck formula
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It is very hard as they sneak chicken into most foods. You want to check all labels for chicken or chicken meal, apparently they don't react to chicken fat (I have a dog allergic to chicken myself). Sometimes it's easier feeding canned because there are more brands with limited proteins in canned food whereas dry foods seem more likely to have multiples (like chicken and turkey or beef and lamb). Natural Balance Duck/Green Pea and Salmon/Green Pea are very good dry foods. For canned I would recommend the Merrick BG Turkey, Beef, Salmon and Tuna varieties. The Natural Balance canned comes in duck, salmon and venison too. I would try rotating proteins every once in a while so he doesn't develop allergies to anything else (you can google rotation feeding and get info on it). Wellness Core is good if he likes fish, Blue Buffalo makes a few new Basic formulas in turkey, fish and duck but it is rather overpriced. Hopefully one of these will work for your kitty!
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My cat is diabetic. I need dry food for Her

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
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Your cat is diabetic, you need WET food for her.
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My cat of 8 years was diagnosed with Diabetes and I have been feeding her Purina DM as the vet perscribed. After 2 years of buying the DM the price went up and up and I could know longer afford it. I have 3 cats and all have to eat the same food. I then would mix the DM with a Purina One Senior to make it last. I did research and Wellness Core compared to the Purina DM is actually better. Purina DM has 13% carbs and Wellness Core has 11%. Carbs are what is important to keep in mind with a diabetic. The cost is way more affordable and seem healthier. My cat has been on Wellness Core for several months and is doing great. I would highly recommend Wellness Core for any Cat and especially if your cat is diabetic.
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I am struggling with the same issue. I had used the Hill's prescription in the past, but my cat would not eat it. He's old so now I'm just giving him small amounts of dry senior formulas in other non-prescription brands. IF your cat will eat it, though, Hill's Science m/d or w/d is what my cat was originally prescribed. If he/she won't eat it and the diabetes is severe, I would keep in mind that high protein can hurt their kidneys. Mine now has kidney involvement so I have to look for low protein and low carbs which is VERY hard to find over the counter. I'm giving small amounts of Purina ONE Senior dry and am about to try the Wellness Indoor to mix with it and if he does well, I may try it alone. I will review it after Willy has had a couple of weeks on it. (it hasn't arrived yet) Wish I had a better answer for you. Diabetes is tough and the market needs to catch up.
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Is this formulated for rotation feeding?

Can I switched between the different wellness core dry food flavors like I can with Nature's variety or does it have to be done gradually?
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I rotate the flavors---slowly, of course. They love it when the new flavors are mixed in. I've never had any tummy related problems from doing this.
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My kitties have no problems switching between flavors, in fact, they get bored with one flavor pretty quickly. I don't know the veterinary opinion, but I have had great success switching back and forth.
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Each of the CORE formulas are just different enough that you may want to do a little bit of transitioning, maybe just over one or two days. The original formula, for example is really high in protein (45%), fairly high in fat (18%) and low in fiber (max 3%). The indoor formula is lower in protein (38%) and fat (12-14%), but much higher in fiber (max 8%). The Turkey & Duck CORE formula seems to be somewhere in the middle of those two, with a (38%) proten, (18%) fat, and (max 6%) fiber. If you do opt to rotate without transition, I'd try using the Turkey&Duck formula between the other two, since it seems like it'd be a more gradual bridge.
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what are years for cat ages

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Male - 11 yrs.
Male - 7 yrs.
Female - 9 mo.
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Not quite sure what you mean, but if you are wondering what ages to feed Wellness, you just feed under 12 months, the kitten food, over 1 year, the adult food, and over 7 or 8, the senior food.

I have used Wellness for over 1 year for my newly adopted cats, and they both love it, and are super healthy.

Hope that helps!
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Is the product Core Wellness appropriate for a cat with imflammatory bowel disease and diabetes?

My cat is also on a g tube feed so the food must easily go through the tube.
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Your cat needs to be on a diet for diabetic cats. That is crucial for his/her health. Call Wellness and ask them which of their foods is appropriate for your diabetic cat. It would be even better for you to talk with your vet or a veterinary nutritionist about its diet. Good luck!
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