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Which Wet Food Brand to Use?

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In View of the Recall Which Wet Food Brand Do You Reccommend for Kittens and Adults?
post #2 of 27
None of the foods I would normally reccomend have been affected by the recall, so I do not hesitate to continue reccomending them.

Wellness
Innova (and Innova EVO)
California Natural
Merrick
Solid Gold
Eagle Pack
Felidae
post #3 of 27
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Originally Posted by vanillasugar View Post
None of the foods I would normally reccomend have been affected by the recall, so I do not hesitate to continue reccomending them.

Wellness
Innova (and Innova EVO)
California Natural
Merrick
Solid Gold
Eagle Pack
Felidae

This is what I am using and add evangers , natures prarie , timberwolf

only evangers and merrick are known to have there own plants ... I will be calling the other s tomarrow ....
post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
This is what I am using and add evangers , natures prarie , timberwolf

only evangers and merrick are known to have there own plants ... I will be calling the other s tomarrow ....
Would you let us know if any of the others have their own plants? I would appreciate it if you could!
post #5 of 27
you know I will...
post #6 of 27
I know that Karma, California natural and Innova products are made in the same place - a NaturaPet owned plant

Timberwolf, who make Serengeti also have their own plant in MA where you can go in and buy their foods - I am not sure if they make wet though?
post #7 of 27
No quibble with any of the foods mentioned above with the exception of Merrick.

Too many people, including myself, have found dangerous foreign objects in various flavors of Merrick canned food, like pieces of plastic and in my case, an almost 1" piece of sharp bone.

Apparently having your own manufacturing plant is no guarantee of safe food, unfortunately.
post #8 of 27
On another board someone said that Merrick's owns one of the largest rendering plants in the country. The owner has also protested the FDA regulations prohibiting the use of downed cattle in pet food. I don't know if any of that is true. But either way Ping never liked their wet food. So I don't buy it.
post #9 of 27
Blue Buffalo makes an excellent wet food. Does anyone know if they have their own plant?
post #10 of 27
My kitties like Wellness and Merricks wet.
post #11 of 27
I feed mine Innova EVO and Natural Balance
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
This is what I am using and add evangers , natures prarie , timberwolf

only evangers and merrick are known to have there own plants ... I will be calling the other s tomarrow ....
Sharky...Do u like Natural Balance???
post #13 of 27
I feed Innova Evo and have been very happy with it.
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by Bella713 View Post
Sharky...Do u like Natural Balance???
yeah I forgot that one ... I actually was showing it to someone today as I had no wet food to sell...
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
yeah I forgot that one ... I actually was showing it to someone today as I had no wet food to sell...
Ok just wondering, I trust your opinion
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by mzjazz2u View Post
I feed Innova Evo and have been very happy with it.
My boys won't eat that for me, they turn their nose up at it...But they love the Innova Dry in the red bag. I am feeding our new kitten the EVO and she loves it! I wish they would all eat the same thing...no such luck!!!
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by Bella713 View Post
My boys won't eat that for me, they turn their nose up at it...But they love the Innova Dry in the red bag. I am feeding our new kitten the EVO and she loves it! I wish they would all eat the same thing...no such luck!!!
Mine turned their noses up at the wet also but LOVE the dry. They also turned their noses up at the Innova 'regular' dry
post #18 of 27
I tried every quality brand Sharky has mentioned and I could find - our cats wouldn't touch any of them except the Merrick's.
post #19 of 27
Hi guys and gals! Chris here from Timberwolf Organics...

Just a quick note to say that our food is actually not manufactured in a plant in MA... and at the manufacturing facility that we do use, you do not have the option of walking in and purchasing the food. The location of our food mill is considered proprietary information, and therefore I cannot divuldge that information.

As a point of interest, our official statement on the Menu Foods recall is that we are in no way affected by the recall, and you may continue to feed out formulas with confidence.

If you have any questions, or I can help you out with anything, email me at chris@timberwolforganics.com

Thanks,

Chris Porch
Customer Support
Timberwolf Organics
407-802-7865
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by cporch View Post
The location of our food mill is considered proprietary information, and therefore I cannot divuldge that information.

As a point of interest, our official statement on the Menu Foods recall is that we are in no way affected by the recall, and you may continue to feed out formulas with confidence.
I take that to mean that they, too, use a Menu plant.

I am still feeding my kitty Wellness (wet and dry) and she seems fine. They have put an official statement on their site saying their food isn't contaminated. Though, now that we know they, also, use Menu, I am still concerned and suspicious of the party line being spouted by all these corporations. However, I think they would be putting themselves in a very bad place legally to announce that their food is safe and have it turn out not to be. So, I can only hope that they are sure their food is not tainted. Anyway, unless Prairie announces that they are recalling in the next week or so, I am switching back to that as my cat has been shedding insanely since I switched her off of it and on to Wellness.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Oonalyl View Post
I take that to mean that they, too, use a Menu plant.
I would, I also emailed the person who passed on the info that Serengeti was safe and made in MA with that post so she can call them and find out why she was given the wrong info.

Yeah, I think my boys will not be getting any Serengeti, regardless of the fact dry is safe, from a company that can not be straight with their customers
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
Yeah, I think my boys will not be getting any Serengeti, regardless of the fact dry is safe, from a company that can not be straight with their customers


I agree - what is wrong with full disclosure unless you have something to hide? ESPECIALLY when we are now looking at a gigantic breach of trust.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by KTLynn View Post
Apparently having your own manufacturing plant is no guarantee of safe food, unfortunately.
You've got that right! In no way does having your OWN manufacturing plant make a food safe. Unless you are just referring to "safe" in this current recall situation.

Remember that all pet food companies obtain ingredients from suppliers. The name of the wheat gluten supplier has not been mentioned, but I will bet that many more companies use that supplier, including some of the ones mentioned as being "safe" because they own their own plants.

Just something to think about.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by techiegirl View Post
You've got that right! In no way does having your OWN manufacturing plant make a food safe. Unless you are just referring to "safe" in this current recall situation.

Remember that all pet food companies obtain ingredients from suppliers. The name of the wheat gluten supplier has not been mentioned, but I will bet that many more companies use that supplier, including some of the ones mentioned as being "safe" because they own their own plants.

Just something to think about.
They are saying now that it may not be wheat gluten, a recent report said they tried manufacturing a new food for trials and 'for undisclosed reasons' the food was pulled and the problems started around that time. They didn't feel it was necessary to report it as they were not manufacturing the food that was the problem source. Although that would mean they have some major cross contamination problems

Someone else posted about it here
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=120063

as you have to log in to the link I have
post #25 of 27
I feed Innova evo dry and Natures varity wet.
post #26 of 27
Raw actually, not wet, raw, chicken and turkey.
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by Ping View Post
On another board someone said that Merrick's owns one of the largest rendering plants in the country. The owner has also protested the FDA regulations prohibiting the use of downed cattle in pet food. I don't know if any of that is true. But either way Ping never liked their wet food. So I don't buy it.
I read about that too and googled it, found the following info.

Garth Merrick, founder of Merrick Pet Care, owns Nutri-Feeds Inc in Hereford, TX, which does rendering and manufacturing animal feed.
http://www.macraesbluebook.com/searc...company=703695

If you google "Garth Merrick" and "FDA", you should be able to find the letter he sent to protest the FDA regulations prohibiting the use of downed cattle in animal feeds (including pet food). Since the document is in PDF format, i can't post the html link here, it won't show up properly.
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