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I’ve posted about the problems our cats had with Wellness Salmon Dry cat food. I had called Wellness and they told me they had added Green Tea and Peppermint around the spring of 2014. The Wellness rep also said that could be the cause of my cats not wanting to eat the food anymore. At the time I blamed Wellness for our cats developing UTI’s and Crystals. That might not be entirely true. I want to be as forthright as possible so people have all the facts. I do believe the Salmon contributed to two of our cats developing hyperthyroidism. At the same time, a friend of mine faced the same issue with her 9 cats not wanting to eat and she was using Wellness Salmon. That same friend had a cat develop hyperthyroidism at the same time my two did. My cats had been on Wellness for 2 years. I have 30 inside only rescued cats with 20 of them being feral. I had 2 cats that developed IBD shortly after going on Wellness and my friend had one cat. Mine took daily medication but when I took them off Wellness, the IBD went away and they no longer need medication. I had another cat who’s fur was extremely oily on Wellness. Another cat with chronic upper respiratory problems. That cleared up when we switched foods. I had tried the Chicken but they refused to eat it. We had 3 that cats tested positive for crystals and several with UTI’s. In the spring of 2014 (ingredient change) they began eating less and less. We began to find vomit on a daily basis. It’s most difficult with this many cats to determine who’s vomiting unless you see it in progress. We then began to find inappropriate peeing but hadn’t yet caught the culprit or culprits over a months time. I switched their food to Artemis and the vomiting stopped. They dove into the food like they were starved. It was a within a week that one cat had to be rushed to the ER when I found him hunched up in pain. He had crystals and a UTI. In the next week I caught 13 more cats urinating outside of their litter pans. Twelve were males and one was a female. I spoke to my vet and we put all 30 on a prescription diet for crystals and UTI’s. They all recovered and have been healthy with beautiful fur since then with no more inappropriate urinating. The prescription diet is designed to make them drink more water. I assumed Wellness had been the cause. It is a known fact that grains in dry cat food put a cat more at risk for UTI’s and crystals. Males are more at risk for crystals than females. Wellness is supposed to be a good support for urinary tract balance. BUT cats never drink enough water – many of them staying on the edge of dehydration. So no matter how great a dry food is supposed to be, it’s still a dry kibble. I bought Drinkwell fountains for my cats hoping to encourage them to drink more and it did help as they love running water. Cats still NEED a balance of canned and kibble to ensure they receive enough fluids daily. My cats get canned food every night mixed with water. Turkey or chicken but never fish. We discovered road salt in our well water in 2014. The EPA recommended standard is 500ppm. We were at 1550ppm. Our well being near the road became contaminated with salt. The taste change was gradual over a couple months. We had no idea the levels were as high as they were until one day the salt taste was overwhelming. We immediately began using bottled water for our animals and ourselves until the levels came back to a safe range later that summer. Spring of 2015…melting snow again but we didn’t panic because after speaking with the town, they had said they wouldn’t salt near our house. March 26th very warm temperatures and pouring rain. I woke up on March 28th to vomit from one end of the house to the other. This time it was all 30 cats! My mother lives with us with a senior cat that stays in her room eating a different food…and that cat, too, was vomiting. Six were vomiting blood. I knew it had to be the water. Now eating a diet that makes them thirsty, they ingested more salt. Test results were 1500ppm salt content! All of our cats are now on bottled water. It took 4 fearful days for them to recover. I offered them canned food several times a day mixed with bottled water. It stands to reason that the 2014 problems with urinary tract issues were caused by our water. I will keep them on the prescription diet because of their history with crystals and UTI’s. Thankfully we caught this quickly and my vet said it would resolve quickly.
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Linda Connolly April 2, 2015 at 12:09 am # I’ve posted about the problems our cats had with Wellness Salmon Dry cat food. I had called Wellness and they told me they had added Green Tea and Peppermint around the spring of 2014. The Wellness rep also said that could be the cause of my cats not wanting to eat the food anymore. At the time I blamed Wellness for our cats developing UTI’s and Crystals. That might not be entirely true. I want to be as forthright as possible so people have all the facts. I do believe the Salmon contributed to two of our cats developing hyperthyroidism. At the same time, a friend of mine faced the same issue with her 9 cats not wanting to eat and she was using Wellness Salmon. That same friend had a cat develop hyperthyroidism at the same time my two did. My cats had been on Wellness for 2 years. I have 30 inside only rescued cats with 20 of them being feral. I had 2 cats that developed IBD shortly after going on Wellness and my friend had one cat. Mine took daily medication but when I took them off Wellness, the IBD went away and they no longer need medication. I had another cat who’s fur was extremely oily on Wellness. Another cat with chronic upper respiratory problems. That cleared up when we switched foods. I had tried the Chicken but they refused to eat it. We had 3 that cats tested positive for crystals and several with UTI’s. In the spring of 2014 (ingredient change) they began eating less and less. We began to find vomit on a daily basis. It’s most difficult with this many cats to determine who’s vomiting unless you see it in progress. We then began to find inappropriate peeing but hadn’t yet caught the culprit or culprits over a months time. I switched their food to Artemis and the vomiting stopped. They dove into the food like they were starved. It was a within a week that one cat had to be rushed to the ER when I found him hunched up in pain. He had crystals and a UTI. In the next week I caught 13 more cats urinating outside of their litter pans. Twelve were males and one was a female. I spoke to my vet and we put all 30 on a prescription diet for crystals and UTI’s. They all recovered and have been healthy with beautiful fur since then with no more inappropriate urinating. The prescription diet is designed to make them drink more water. I assumed Wellness had been the cause. It is a known fact that grains in dry cat food put a cat more at risk for UTI’s and crystals. Males are more at risk for crystals than females. Wellness is supposed to be a good support for urinary tract balance. BUT cats never drink enough water – many of them staying on the edge of dehydration. So no matter how great a dry food is supposed to be, it’s still a dry kibble. I bought Drinkwell fountains for my cats hoping to encourage them to drink more and it did help as they love running water. Cats still NEED a balance of canned and kibble to ensure they receive enough fluids daily. My cats get canned food every night mixed with water. Turkey or chicken but never fish. We discovered road salt in our well water in 2014. The EPA recommended standard is 500ppm. We were at 1550ppm. Our well being near the road became contaminated with salt. The taste change was gradual over a couple months. We had no idea the levels were as high as they were until one day the salt taste was overwhelming. We immediately began using bottled water for our animals and ourselves until the levels came back to a safe range later that summer. Spring of 2015…melting snow again but we didn’t panic because after speaking with the town, they had said they wouldn’t salt near our house. March 26th very warm temperatures and pouring rain. I woke up on March 28th to vomit from one end of the house to the other. This time it was all 30 cats! My mother lives with us with a senior cat that stays in her room eating a different food…and that cat, too, was vomiting. Six were vomiting blood. I knew it had to be the water. Now eating a diet that makes them thirsty, they ingested more salt. Test results were 1500ppm salt content! All of our cats are now on bottled water. It took 4 fearful days for them to recover. I offered them canned food several times a day mixed with bottled water. It stands to reason that the 2014 problems with urinary tract issues were caused by our water. I will keep them on the prescription diet because of their history with crystals and UTI’s. Thankfully we caught this quickly and my vet said it would resolve quickly.

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