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« Reply #195 on: March 18, 2011, 05:27:04 AM »

I saw wellness for sale in Petco and remember thinking it was really cheap but now I can't recall the price.  It's too bad wellness is all chicken, or I might have bought some.
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« Reply #196 on: March 24, 2011, 06:44:39 AM »

Wow, feel a little lucky.  got my Coupon, works on any product.  Haven't used it yet - am stocked with Wellness Chicken (24.78 12 12.5 oz case), Felidae (still didn't get a case, they were out, folks comparing it to Wellness - only cheaper, hhhmmm, 1.49 a can), Weruva case Amazon 32.62 a case, and Innova @ 21.48 a case for 13.2 oz cans).

They've restocked the Wellness Shelves again here also.  But I do seem to have plenty of food to last  Grin
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« Reply #197 on: March 28, 2011, 09:59:53 AM »

Is it just me who is not able to find it, or did they take the notice off the front page of their webpage already?

http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/index.aspx

I had a question in with my vet's office; they weren't aware of the recall and wanted to know where I had found the information. I told them off their webpage but now when they go looking for it, I don't think they'll find it.   Tongue
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« Reply #198 on: March 28, 2011, 10:10:14 AM »

I don't see it at their site either.
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« Reply #199 on: March 28, 2011, 10:24:19 AM »

Thanks JustMe, so it's not just my lack of observation skills then; I called the vets back to give them the direct link to the recall letter instead. At least it's still there for now.
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« Reply #200 on: March 28, 2011, 09:07:29 PM »

I coudnt find it either Shadowmice.  Isnt that just peachy of them, to remove the info so soon.  Tongue
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« Reply #201 on: May 11, 2011, 07:52:17 AM »

Just thought I would post an update on my cats and Wellness food.  A week before the recall, one of my females stopped eating and was rather lethargic, and was showing some of the symptoms that were posted in the original recall notice.  I quite feeding all Wellness.  A week later, my other female started showing the same signs, only this time, she did not bounce back like the first cat did.  I spent thousands of dollars and many visits to the vet trying to find the cause of her extreme lethargy and eventually, back leg weakness.  The only thing that kept showing up was a drop in potassium levels.  We supplemented her with potassium and after two weeks, she started acting like her old self.

I have not fed Wellness since the end of February, and both cats have lots more energy and are much more active.  I am wondering if anyone else noticed a change in their cat's energy levels after not feeding Wellness.  I cannot say for sure that it was the Wellness food, but it seems awfully coincidental that both cats showed the lethargy and inappetite while being fed Wellness and have now regained their full vigor and health since not being on the food in 2 months.  Just thought I would pose the question.

Thanks for any comments or insights.

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« Reply #202 on: May 11, 2011, 11:38:14 AM »

It's good to hear you got to the bottom of both of their symptoms. I know potassium is often a problem in cats with renal issues (like my Katey) and can make them very lethargic if stores are low. I don't know that I can speak to the issue myself because I had been feeding several brands including dry, so they didn't show those symptoms. I still occasionally feed Wellness for a change but not to the extent I had been. It may even be a case of one manufacturer having the problem and the others not, so depending on which you fed, you may have had issues. Wish I knew the full extent of the problem they had. There's always information held back from the public.
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« Reply #203 on: August 18, 2011, 12:34:42 PM »

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/EnforcementReports/ucm268464.htm

From the FDA Enforcement Report-August 17, 2011

PRODUCT
1) Wellness Canned Cat Food Turkey & Salmon Formula, 3.0 oz, 5.5 oz, 12.5 oz. Recall # V379-2011;
2) Wellness Canned Cat Food Beef & Chicken Formula 3 oz, 5.5 oz, 12.5 oz. Recall # V-380-2011;
3) Wellness Canned Cat Food Chicken Formula 3 oz, 5.5 oz, 12.5 oz. Recall # V-381-2011;
4) Wellness Canned Cat Food Turkey Formula 3 oz, 5.5 oz, 12.5 oz. Recall # V-382-2011;
5) Wellness Canned Cat Food Sardine/Shrimp/Crab Formula 3 oz, 5.5 oz,12.5 oz. Recall # V-383-2011;
6) Wellness Canned Cat Food Chicken & Lobster Formula 3 oz, 5.5 oz, 12.5 oz. Recall # V-384-2011;
7) Wellness Canned Cat Food Salmon & Trout Formula 3 oz, 5.5 oz, 12.5 oz. Recall # V-385-2011;
8 ) Wellness Canned Cat Food Beef & Salmon Formula 3 oz, 5.5 oz, 12.5 oz. Recall # V-386-2011;
9) Wellness Canned Cat Food CORE Chicken, Turkey & Chicken Liver, 5.5 oz. Recall # V-387-2011;
10) Wellness Canned Cat Food CORE Salmon, Whitefish & Herring, 5.5 oz. Recall # V-388-2011;
11) Wellness Canned Cat Food Kitten Formula 3 oz. Recall # V-389-2011;
12) Wellness Canned Cat Food Chicken & Herring Formula 3 oz, 5.5 oz, 12.5 oz. Recall #V-390-2011

CODE
1) thru 10) Best by dates from 14APR 13 through 30SEP13;
11) Best by dates from 10NOV13 through 30SEP13;
12) Best by dates from 10NOV13 and 17NOV13
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Wellpet Llc, Tewksbury, MA, by press release on February 28, 2011.   
Manufacturers: Simmons Pet Food, Inc., Siloam Springs, AR;
American Nutrition Inc., Ogden, UT
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FDA initiated recall is ongoing.
REASON
Cat food subpotent for thiamine (B1).
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
21,606,827 cans
DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide, Hong Kong, Singapore


This is NOT a new recall but what's of interest is that the recalled Wellness cans were not only produced by Simmons but also by American Nutrition, and that they were distributed outside of the US also.
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« Reply #204 on: August 18, 2011, 05:22:17 PM »

There you go. I was using the ANI cans because they all didn't like the Menu-made ones. Strange how they didn't include Canada on their export list as all our cans were recalled, too.
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