Wellness Cat Food Recall

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Wellness is voluntarily recalling a small amount of their canned cat foods from retailers’ shelves. According to the company’s website, “keeping your trust in our brand is so important to us, and so we wanted to let you and our retailers know right away. Since the products may not have been made consistent with our quality assurance guidelines, we want to replace them. Our Quality team learned that a foreign material was found in non-WellPet products made in the same facility, and so we are taking this conservative step to ensure the well-being of cats and to put our consumers’ minds at ease.”

The recipes are in 12.5 oz. cans with the following best buy dates:

Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Chicken & Herring – 08/04/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Chicken –  08/03/2019 & 08/04/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Chicken & Lobster –  08/04/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Turkey & Salmon – 08/05/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Turkey – 08/04/2019 & 08/05/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Beef & Chicken -08/05/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Beef & Salmon -08/05/2019

If you have any of the 12.5 oz recipes with these best buy dates, email info@wellpet.com or call 1-877-227-9587 and they’ll replace your product.

For more information about the recall, please visit the Wellness website.

26 Comments on Wellness Cat Food Recall

  1. Brenda
    February 16, 2017 at 10:35 am (1 week ago)

    My cats have become seriously ill after eating the chicken wellness. One is pooping blood and projectile vomiting. One is throwing up and diarehha and one is extremly lethargic with vomiting. All have been taken to the vet and given fluids. They may need to be hospitalized. I’m sick with worry and will never buy this product again. Blue Buffalo also has a recall for the same problem.

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    • Ingrid
      February 16, 2017 at 10:55 am (1 week ago)

      That’s terrible, Brenda. There are multiple active recalls (all the others are for dog food) of several other brands for this same reason, which probably means the problem is with the manufacturing plant.

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    • Ingrid
      February 16, 2017 at 10:55 am (1 week ago)

      That’s terrible, Brenda. There are multiple active recalls (all the others are for dog food) of several other brands for this same reason, which probably means the problem is with the manufacturing plant. All my best to your kitties!

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    • Ingrid
      February 16, 2017 at 10:55 am (1 week ago)

      That’s terrible, Brenda. There are multiple active recalls (all the others are for dog food) of several other brands for this same reason, which probably means the problem is with the manufacturing plant. All my best to your kitties!

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    • Scott
      February 23, 2017 at 7:20 pm (2 days ago)

      That happened to my cat too. Did you happen to find any more information on this?

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  2. Bev
    February 15, 2017 at 12:52 am (2 weeks ago)

    How can I find out about pet food recalls? Is there an alert you can set up?

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    • Ingrid
      February 15, 2017 at 6:19 am (2 weeks ago)

      The FDA website lets you subscribe to recall alerts, Bev.

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  3. Pam
    February 14, 2017 at 9:03 am (2 weeks ago)

    Ingrid, I’ve just joined your group. Thank you for providing us with credible, immediate information and feedback about this recall and other important information to help us better care for our kitties. It’s great that Chanda was available to respond to our concerns, as I do feed my cat Wellness. (in the 5.5oz cans) Thank you Chanda for your follow up.

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    • Ingrid
      February 14, 2017 at 9:27 am (2 weeks ago)

      Thank you for subscribing, Pam!

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  4. Dan
    February 13, 2017 at 3:41 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I do feed this to my cats, since they nnay already have eaten some, what is the foreign material and what reactions if any should I watch for ?

    Thanks

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    • Denise Omernick
      February 13, 2017 at 7:20 pm (2 weeks ago)

      pieces of metal

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      • Dan
        February 14, 2017 at 10:44 am (2 weeks ago)

        Thank you.
        Wellness seems to have very high quality control standards and have certainly earned my trust.

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        • Brenda
          February 16, 2017 at 12:16 pm (1 week ago)

          Dan, if your cats were pooping blood like mine,,you might change your mind.

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          • Carol Brandt
            February 17, 2017 at 9:12 pm (1 week ago)

            Praying for your kitties. Contact them.

    • Ingrid
      February 14, 2017 at 6:08 am (2 weeks ago)

      According to an email I received from Chanda from Wellness, “Our Quality team was notified that a small amount of metal was found in non-WellPet products made in the same facility. There were no injuries. The chance of any other products being affected is very remote. We know it’s concerning and certainly want to keep our cats safe, so we took this step out of an abundance of caution. We are letting our consumers and retailers and distributors know this.”

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      • Dan
        February 14, 2017 at 10:41 am (2 weeks ago)

        Thank you Ingrid,

        Although not good, my concern was it may have been chemical in nature. Thank you Wellness for your high standards in quality control.

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  5. Bob Lamb
    February 12, 2017 at 8:15 pm (2 weeks ago)

    These are our brands–the Turkey and the Chicken & Herring. But we use 5.5 ounce cans. What I don’t understand is this. Are the 12.5 ounce cans and the 5.5 ounce cans made in separate facilities? That doesn’t make sense, unless the recall has something to do with the can itself. They had better provide more information than this. I’m calling them tomorrow and I will be very angry.

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    • Ingrid
      February 13, 2017 at 6:18 am (2 weeks ago)

      It could have something to do with the cans itself, or the equipment the larger cans are made on, Bob. Please let us know if you find out additional information.

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      • Chanda Leary
        February 13, 2017 at 9:46 am (2 weeks ago)

        Hi Bob & Ingrid, this is Chanda Leary from Wellness Natural Pet Food. The can sizes you feed were not made on the same production line, so we can assure you with full confidence they were not affected. Only the 12.5 oz. cans with the best buy dates listed were involved. If you have any additional questions, we’re here to help. Please call us at 877.227.9587. Thanks.

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  6. Elizabeth
    February 12, 2017 at 11:24 am (2 weeks ago)

    Is Core grainfree included in the recall?

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    • Chanda Leary
      February 13, 2017 at 9:43 am (2 weeks ago)

      Hi Elizabeth, this is Chanda Leary from Wellness Natural Pet Food. Wellness CORE cans are not affected at all. If you have any questions, feel free to call us today at 877.227.9587. Thanks.

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  7. Shane
    February 12, 2017 at 8:12 am (2 weeks ago)

    Same recall petco just had on some of their brand of canned cat food. Is Petco’s food made by Wellness or vice-versa?

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    • Ingrid
      February 12, 2017 at 11:34 am (2 weeks ago)

      It’s possible that both brands are made at the same facility, Shane.

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  8. Esme
    February 12, 2017 at 1:49 am (2 weeks ago)

    Thank you-this is our brand.

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    • Chanda from Wellness
      February 13, 2017 at 1:36 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Hi Esme, my name is Chanda Leary and I’m with Wellness Natural Pet Food. This only affects a limited amount of 12.5 oz canned cat products with the listed best by dates. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 877.227.9587. Thanks.

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  9. Sue Brandes
    February 11, 2017 at 3:29 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Shared. We don’t use this kind. Thanks.

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