Wellness Core Digestive Health With Wholesome Grains Adult: Salmon & Rice Review

Wellness Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 365 cal/100g

Price: $$$


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Overall, Wellness Core Digestive Health With Wholesome Grains Adult: Salmon & Rice is a below average cat food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.


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 Digestive Health With Wholesome Grains Adult: Salmon & Rice includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • salmon
  • salmon meal
  • herring meal
  • menhaden fish meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • rice

Potential Allergens

  • salmon
  • salmon meal
  • herring meal
  • menhaden fish meal
  • natural fish flavor

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 Digestive Health With Wholesome Grains Adult: Salmon & Rice's most plentiful ingredient listed is salmon, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains salmon meal, herring meal and menhaden fish meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your cat's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.

Allergen alert: This product contains salmon, salmon meal, herring meal, menhaden fish meal and natural fish flavor which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, Wellness Core Digestive Health With Wholesome Grains Adult: Salmon & Rice has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • more carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • significantly less fiber than average
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
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 Digestive Health With Wholesome Grains Adult: Salmon & Rice has approximately 365 calories per 100g (103 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of calories compared to the average of the other dry 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 February 17, 2022.

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:

Salmon, Salmon Meal (Source Of Chondroitin Sulfate), Herring Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal (Source Of Glucosamine), Barley, Rice, Chicken Fat, Oats, Flaxseed, Tomato Pomace, Pumpkin, Brewers Dried Yeast, Cranberries, Natural Fish Flavor, Apples, Pomegranates, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Chicory Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Taurine, Calcium Chloride, Papayas, Blueberries, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Proteinate, Mixed Tocopherols Added To Preserve Freshness, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Fennel, Ground Peppermint, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Dried Lactobacillus Delbrueckii Fermentation Product, Dried Streptococcus Thermophilus Fermentation Product, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Dried Bacillus Licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Trichoderma Reesei Fermentation Product, Dried Rhizopus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
36.0%
Fat: (min)
16.0%
Fiber: (max)
2.5%
Carbs: (est)
29.5%
Ash: (est)
6.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
40%
Fat: (min)
18%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
33%
Ash: (est)
7%
Calories: (est)
365/100g

*Note that 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 and moisture in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Optionally, manufacturers may also publish a product's ash content. When they are not published an average of 3% ash for wet food, and 6% ash for dry food, will be used. Because exact nutritional percentages are not available and 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. Any other manufacturer published values in a product's Guaranteed Analysis is done at the manufacture's discretion, and is not used in any of the calculations done by CatFoodDB.

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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