Wellness Core Signature Selects Chunky Chicken & Salmon Review

Wellness Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 47 cal/100g

Price: $$$$

Overall, Wellness Core Signature Selects Chunky Chicken & Salmon is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.


Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.

Wellness Core Signature Selects Chunky Chicken & Salmon includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • boneless chicken
  • salmon

Questionable Ingredients

  • potato starch
  • guar gum

Potential Allergens

  • eggs
  • salmon

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

In this case, Wellness Core Signature Selects Chunky Chicken & Salmon's most plentiful ingredient listed is boneless chicken, which is considered a quality protein source.

Additionally, Wellness Core Signature Selects Chunky Chicken & Salmon also contains as top ingredients potato starch. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.

Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum, which is an additive that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in cats.

Allergen alert: This product contains salmon and eggs which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2490 cat foods in our database, Wellness Core Signature Selects Chunky Chicken & Salmon has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • significantly less fat than average
  • significantly more fiber than average
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Wellness Core Signature Selects Chunky Chicken & Salmon has approximately 47 calories per 100g (13 calories/ounce), which is considerably fewer calories compared to the average of the other wet cat foods in the CatFoodDB.


All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on June 17, 2017.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Boneless Chicken, Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient for Processing, Potato Starch, Eggs, Salmon, Natural Flavor, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sunflower Oil, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Salt, Magnesium Sulfate, Xanthan Gum, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement], Choline Chloride, Minerals [Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
5.0%
Fat: (min)
2.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.5%
Carbs: (est)
3.5%
Ash: (est)
3.0%
Moisture: (max)
85.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
33%
Fat: (min)
13%
Fiber: (max)
10%
Carbs: (est)
23%
Ash: (est)
20%
Calories: (est)
47/100g

*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.

Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.


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