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Wellness vs. Chicken Soup

post #1 of 24
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Ok, so I have been trying to get PHX off of Purina indoor formula and onto something more nutritional. I had a lot of different samples sent to me to see what PHX liked the best.

Out of all of them PHX DEVOURED the Wellness- Indoor Health. He also really liked the Chicken Soup... but I wouldn't say quite as much as Wellness.

So now my choice is between the two, which one should I get?

Which one is better?

Which one is cheaper for me to buy? (I don't have A LOT of money)
I called one place about the Wellness and they said that their 40 ounce bag is $13.00 Do you think that is a lot? I'm not sure how much the Chicken Soup is.

What are your thoughts?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
post #2 of 24
hmmm, let me see-

IMO Wellness is much better than Chicken Soup, as I believe it is grain free? Sharky would know more on that, but i also think that Wellness contains garlic which is a spot of contention for some folks as garlic is not supposed to be good for cats, but I personally feel it is such a miniscule amount that it is not a problem. I also remember reading something where they were taking it out?

Wellness is also A LOT more expensive than CS, think at least 10 bucks a bag more. PHX may eat less of the Wellness though as it has more protein. If you're on a budget, CS can't be beat though. It's a really good food for a really good price, but then i am the unofficial spokesperson for CS
post #3 of 24
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Yeah, I'd really like to pick the cheaper one... I'll probably end up going with CS... even though he prefers the Wellness.

On the sample bag of Wellness that I got it does say it "Contains No: Animal By-products, corn or corn gluten, wheat, soy, artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors."

I didn't see anything in the ingredients about it having garlic.
post #4 of 24
I have tried both here. If I had to pick either of the two it would be Wellness. The ingredients look better IMO in the Wellness. 13.00 for a 40oz isn't to bad.
post #5 of 24
Wellness removed Garlic( that is consumers thoughts in action )

I like both for the $$ Chicken soup is great .... Ingrediant and % wise Wellness wins..

Here I can get a 6.6 lb =105 oz bag for about 8 to 11$ for chn soup

Wellness is a 4lb =64 oz is 19 -21$



I would have to choose the chn soup if coming from grocery do to price and ease of getting.... Maybe you could spluge and get Wellness wet ( my girls love it )
post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
Wellness removed Garlic( that is consumers thoughts in action )

I like both for the $$ Chicken soup is great .... Ingrediant and % wise Wellness wins..

I would have to choose the chn soup if coming from grocery do to price and ease of getting.... Maybe you could spluge and get Wellness wet ( my girls love it )
just looked at the website and yup! no garlic! I thought I remembered reading something about that. But I was wrong on the grain free, it has rice and barley.

if you have the money, Wellness is great, but I wouldn't feel "guilty" about going with the cheaper CS, it's a very good food, my whole crew does really well on it.
post #7 of 24
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I don't really have the money...that's the problem. If I had the money I wouldn't be worrying which one to get.

I think I'm going with the CS!

Thanks for all of your help!
post #8 of 24
If the budget is a concern I would go with the Chicken Soup.

I bought a bag of Wellness Indoor this summer. My cats liked it for about 2 weeks, then just stopped eating it. I was pretty ticked as the 4lb bag was $17. They've done that with a few "healthy foods" so we are going back to Nutro Max Adult (chicken flavor). They practically did a dance of joy when I bought it this week. My cats actually stopped eating Natural Choice too. I don't know if you can get Nutro Max where you are, but it's pretty economical too. I fed it from 2001 to sometime in 2003 and they did very well on it. After much bouncing around on foods we're just going back to it.

Part of my problem is my cats were raised on some pretty junky stuff before I got them, and about the best I can get them to eat (consistently) is Nutro and Natural Balance (but I'm leary of NB after this spring's events with their foods). We don't have access to Chicken Soup here and even with pet food direct's coupons it's too cost prohibitive to mail order.
post #9 of 24
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If the budget is a concern I would go with the Chicken Soup.

I bought a bag of Wellness Indoor this summer. My cats liked it for about 2 weeks, then just stopped eating it. I was pretty ticked as the 4lb bag was $17. They've done that with a few "healthy foods" so we are going back to Nutro Max Adult (chicken flavor). They practically did a dance of joy when I bought it this week. My cats actually stopped eating Natural Choice too. I don't know if you can get Nutro Max where you are, but it's pretty economical too. I fed it from 2001 to sometime in 2003 and they did very well on it. After much bouncing around on foods we're just going back to it.

Part of my problem is my cats were raised on some pretty junky stuff before I got them, and about the best I can get them to eat (consistently) is Nutro and Natural Balance (but I'm leary of NB after this spring's events with their foods). We don't have access to Chicken Soup here and even with pet food direct's coupons it's too cost prohibitive to mail order.
Brenna, not sure where you live (other than bikini bottom ) but do you have Pet Supplies Plus where you are? It's the only Pet store that I know of that carries it, and even if they don't carry it they can order it
post #10 of 24
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Brenna, not sure where you live (other than bikini bottom ) but do you have Pet Supplies Plus where you are? It's the only Pet store that I know of that carries it, and even if they don't carry it they can order it
I'm in Eastern Iowa. We don't have a Pet Supplies Plus, just Petco and Petsmart. There's a feedstore, but the only unique brands they carry are Merrick and Eagle Pack. I don't like to shop there unless I have to--they sell puppies. To buy CS I would have to drive 45 minutes to Iowa City, which is just not an option on a regular basis.
post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by littleraven7726 View Post
I'm in Eastern Iowa. We don't have a Pet Supplies Plus, just Petco and Petsmart. There's a feedstore, but the only unique brands they carry are Merrick and Eagle Pack. I don't like to shop there unless I have to--they sell puppies. To buy CS I would have to drive 45 minutes to Iowa City, which is just not an option on a regular basis.
I wish you would have put in your location that you are from Iowa! I was born and raised there!
post #12 of 24
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I wish you would have put in your location that you are from Iowa! I was born and raised there!
I like to keep people on their toes. I'm in the Quad Cities. Pet store selections really suck here.
post #13 of 24
Chicken soup is good and kitty's love it. Mine did, but she gained
weight and I thought it was this food. So I started switching around.
For price & quality you can't go wrong. I would go for it.
I seen the small sample bags of Wellness for 2.99 so I bought to try.You just
hate to spend good earned $ on a bag of food and the cat hates it or
only likes it for 2 weeks.
In meantime, I seen where mfg. would send free sample, so I got that too,
plus a coupon 3.00 off a bag. My girl likes the purple bag real well.
Just today, Manufature of Wellness sent me a email stating it was 60 days
since I tried and emailed me another $3.00 coupon off a bag.
So that is nice thing I see, that Wellness is very good on handing out the
coupons and I like that.
post #14 of 24
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I like to keep people on their toes. I'm in the Quad Cities. Pet store selections really suck here.
I was born in Fort Dodge

You would think that the cities would have good pet stores? I live in Phoenix, AZ area and we have a huge selection.... I'm surprised Des Moines doesn't have a bigger selection??
post #15 of 24
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I was born in Fort Dodge

You would think that the cities would have good pet stores? I live in Phoenix, AZ area and we have a huge selection.... I'm surprised Des Moines doesn't have a bigger selection??
I'm on the opposite side of the state...Davenport. Surprisingly Muscatine lists more stores on the various Mfr websites than here. I don't get it. We're hoping to move to a bigger metropolitan area in the next few years. For vets it's pretty good here, but for pet food options it's not really great.
post #16 of 24
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Oh, I've been to Davenport.

Maybe, a pet store will order a certain brand for you?
post #17 of 24
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Oh, I've been to Davenport.

Maybe, a pet store will order a certain brand for you?
I can't help but laugh at that first sentence. I didn't grow up here, we moved from out of state. I thought it would be more city-like than it is.

In answer to the second, I don't think so. The feed store sells puppies, sometimes kittens and I really hate going there. Don't get me started on the baby mice and gerbils.

The cats are ok with Nutro, so I'm ok with it. Max costs about the same as CS.
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by littleraven7726 View Post
I can't help but laugh at that first sentence. I didn't grow up here, we moved from out of state. I thought it would be more city-like than it is.
Why are you laughing?

I grew up in a town of 500 people (in Minnesota). Davenport is much more city-like then that village!
post #19 of 24
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Why are you laughing?

I grew up in a town of 500 people (in Minnesota). Davenport is much more city-like then that village!
Your first sentence sounded like the understated "Oh" we get a lot when visiting family. It's not too bad here, but for the size I thought it would have more city amenities. We lived in Southern California for a year, so everything seems small now.

We have a Petsmart & Petco so I'm happy. I just don't get up to Iowa City enough to switch to food we'd have to get there.
post #20 of 24
Going off topic for a moment: I drive through Des Moines, Iowa City and Davenport when I go to visit my family in Illinois (from Kansas). I'll wave at ya the next time I pass that way!

I switched mine to Wellness about a month ago and they still really enjoy it. I'm still going OUCH on the price. I have to buy two 12 pound bags with every visit and they last me about 10-12 days.

Good to hear the debate on the topic. If my purse starts hurting too much, then I'll try CS with them.
post #21 of 24
Puff was on Wellness before the whole dog/cat food recall started. I stopped Wellness because the company does business with Menu. CS does not. He's at that for months now with no problem. If you've saw my video titled Puff vs. the food container you'll know he loves it! lol.

Recently I felt comfortable enough to get out the bag of Wellness I had since it was never recalled and introduce it again. Puff went nuts over it. I know he likes Wellness more. And if I was still working we'd switch back to it.. Problem is I am not. So once all the wellness I have is gone it will be CS again.
post #22 of 24
Chicken Soup is cheaper and easier for me to obtain vs. Wellness or other foods. I used to feed Chicken Soup all the time, dry and wet. I occassionally mix other types of very high quality wet just for variety. They were a big hit, nice gorgeous coat, good energy, every thing was great on this food.

Then the recall happened and they pulled some of the cans of Chicken Soup, I know for sure puppy and kitten they pulled, my store offered a refund on all types of Chicken Soup. They also had a dry recall years ago.

After that canned incident, I decided even though I had had a lot of success with Chicken Soup I just didn't trust them. I just feed one cat so I can afford to buy better, or as I look at it I can't afford not to feed better no matter how many animals I am feeding, this is their quality of life I am talking about! Anyway, I now feed EVO with wonderful results.
post #23 of 24
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Chicken Soup is cheaper and easier for me to obtain vs. Wellness or other foods. I used to feed Chicken Soup all the time, dry and wet. I occassionally mix other types of very high quality wet just for variety. They were a big hit, nice gorgeous coat, good energy, every thing was great on this food.

Then the recall happened and they pulled some of the cans of Chicken Soup, I know for sure puppy and kitten they pulled, my store offered a refund on all types of Chicken Soup. They also had a dry recall years ago.

After that canned incident, I decided even though I had had a lot of success with Chicken Soup I just didn't trust them. I just feed one cat so I can afford to buy better, or as I look at it I can't afford not to feed better no matter how many animals I am feeding, this is their quality of life I am talking about! Anyway, I now feed EVO with wonderful results.

HUMMM that is strange NO CHN soup cans were pulled in this area ... what part of the recall did they pull them????
post #24 of 24
Pm'ed you Sharky
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