|Originally posted by DiabeticCatsDM
One of the problems with the Wellness Wet food is that garlic is toxic to cats.
Many good pet foods use garlic. While large amounts of garlic are harmful, the amounts contained in pet foods are small and would not be enough to cause harm. Garlic can be beneficial too which is probably why some pet food companies add it. Garlic is a natural antibiotic, immune stimulant, regulator of digestion and detoxifier.
Here are some links:http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2001/june2001_qanda.html
Quoted from the link -
"Aged garlic extract (Kyolic) contains primarily water-soluble garlic compounds, and is safe for animals. Although there isnâ€™t enough garlic in most pet products to cause harm, the benefits of garlic as a flea repellant are not proven."http://www.vetinfo.com/ctoxin.html#O...s%20and%20cats
of garlic will produce similar toxicity problems in both dogs and cats."
According to their website
Wellness uses garlic -
Fights parasites in intestinal tract, repeals fleas and ticks and boosts immune system. It is also palatability enhancer. It also helps lower blood cholesterol and promote digestion of food.
Innova uses garlic -
Garlic is valued for its anti-oxidant properties, as well as its enjoyable flavor.
Solid Gold uses garlic -
To support a healthy immune system.