Hello all, I am new here, glad to have found you.
I posted this over at Itchmo, only got a few responses, I am hoping the fine folks here will have more to add.
I would really appreciate if those still feeding Wellness canned to their cats could help me. I have used Wellness canned for a long time, but the Menu connection scares the heck out of me. I spent a lot of money and tried very hard to get my calico girls to eat a different canned. I tried Evangers, Artemis, Solid Gold, Felidae. They absolutely refuse it, even if I mix it with the Wellness. They don't like "people food", so I don't think home cooking or raw is an option. Although I do think I will try it at a later date, I just can't right now (I am recovering from surgery).
I am nearly out of the Wellness cans I was using before the recalls (I had several cases, different flavors), I assume these were safe, they have eaten them for months and I took both in recently for bloodwork and all was normal.
I ordered new cases (there is no store local to buy it), of course they are different lot numbers, newer expiration dates then the cases I have been using and but I am scared to use them. If those still using the Wellness could PLEASE take a moment and post here
the expiration dates and code numbers on the bottom of the cans you are using, along with the can size and flavor (I have both 3 oz. and 5.5 oz. here, different flavors), I would appreciate it more than you know.
We could help each other, and hopefully determine if it's "safe". And for those of you who are able to buy locally, you can know what lots to look for.
I'll start- The cans I have been using that are almost gone (again, both my girls went in for bloodwork, so I can assume these lots are okay) are:
- 3 oz. turkey- ex. date 24 NOV 09, code: 7WTKC1 0128 ( I believe these last 4 digits are a time stamp and are different on each can)
- 3 oz. chicken- ex. date 23 OCT 09, code: 7WCCC1 1620
- 3 oz. chicken- ex. date 24 NOV 09, code: 7WCCC1 0620
- 3 oz. chicken & herring- ex. date 27 OCT 09, code: 7WCH1 0033
- 3 oz. sardine, shrimp & crab- ex. date 16 APR 08, code: 7WSSC1 0014
- 5.5 oz. turkey- ex. date 18 JAN 09, code: 7WTKS4 1845
- 5.5 oz chicken- ex. date 18 JAN 09, code: 7WCCS4 1150
Again, thanks in advance for your help-
Anabelle Lee, Katie Ann and their person, Shelly