Mid-Price Pick: Wellness Complete Health Kitten Chicken Entrée Pate Canned Food

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49274 MAIN. AC SL1200 V1635434492 1
49274 MAIN. AC SL1200 V1635434492 1

49274 MAIN. AC SL1200 V1635434492 , The Cat 24

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This grain-free smooth loaf from Wellness’ Complete Health line is slightly cheaper than the Wellness CORE recipe listed as our number one pick. But with protein-rich chicken and chicken liver leading the ingredient list, it looks like a nutritious, species-appropriate option.

The food’s biggest flaw is its carbohydrate content. The food contains carrots, which drive its total carbohydrate content to around 14% on a dry matter basis. While that’s low compared to many wet foods and most kibble, we’d rather see carbohydrate percentages in the single digits.

The recipe includes menhaden fish oil as a source of the fatty acid DHA, helping to promote healthy brain and eye development.

This food is exceptionally calorie-dense, with 122 calories in every 3 oz can.

Ingredients:

Chicken, Chicken Liver, Chicken Broth, Carrots, Natural Flavor, Cranberries, Guar Gum, Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Salt, Menhaden Fish Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Choline Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Cassia Gum, Xanthan Gum, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.

Guaranteed Analysis

Moisture
Value %
Crude Protein 11
Crude Fat 6
Crude Fiber 1
Moisture 78
Crude Protein:11%
Crude Fat:6%
Crude Fiber:1%
Moisture:78%

Dry Matter Basis

CarbsFatProtein
Value %
Protein 50
Fat 27.27
Fiber 4.55
Carbs 18.18
Protein:50%
Fat:27.27%
Fiber:4.55%
Carbs:18.18%

Caloric Weight Basis

ProteinFat
Value %
Protein 37.2
Fat 49.28
Carbs 13.53
Protein:37.2%
Fat:49.28%
Carbs:13.53%

What We Liked:

  • Made primarily with animal-based protein sources
  • Contains menhaden fish oil for DHA
  • Highly palatable and hydrating canned food
  • Calorie-dense option with 122 calories per can

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Somewhat more expensive than some kitten foods
  • Relatively high in carbohydrate content