October 20, 2008

Felines Rejoice for NEW Grain-Free Wellness(R) Healthy Indulgence(R) Naturally Delicious Everyday Entrees

Tewksbury, Mass., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wellness(R) brand of natural food and treats for pets today announces the availability of four NEW grain-free Wellness(R) Healthy Indulgence(R) Naturally Delicious Everyday Entrees for cats. Wellness is the first and only brand to now offer felines grain-free and wheat gluten-free delectable, natural sliced morsels in sauce meals in a pouch. For cat lovers who choose to serve their companions a grain-free diet, Wellness Healthy Indulgence Grain-Free Entrees embody Wellness' continued belief that thoughtful, balanced nutrition is the foundation of well-being.

Wellness Healthy Indulgence Grain-Free Entrees include four delicious varieties for cats who prefer hearty slices of poultry or seafood in rich flavorful gravy, accompanied by an array of fresh fruits and vegetables, to pate style food. The menu consists of Chicken and Chicken Liver Recipe, Tuna Recipe, Salmon & Tuna Recipe, and Turkey and Chicken Recipe. Each entree is not only rich in antioxidant phytonutrients such as cranberries and blueberries to help maintain proper urinary tract health, but also increases the cat's water intake which can help prevent Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD.) The menu includes sweet potatoes and carrots to provide natural sources of antioxidants; flaxseed which is an excellent source of Alpha-Linolenic Acid and Omega-3 fatty acids to help maintain healthy skin and a shiny coat for felines. And the eye-catching, "tear and pour" single serve pouches enable cat lovers to indulge their feline companions' demand for only the best, whenever and wherever convenient.

"Our new Wellness Healthy Indulgence Grain-Free Entrees are a mindful addition to the Healthy Indulgence line for those pet parents who have been searching for a grain-free alternative for their cats," said Wellness President Michael Meyer. "At Wellness, we do whatever it takes to create the healthiest foods for pets, and we're pleased to be the first to offer a grain-free and wheat gluten-free sliced entree to those cats who depend on us."

As with all Wellness natural pet food products, Wellness Healthy Indulgence Grain-Free Entrees are as notable for what stays out of the pouch as what goes in. With no grains, no wheat or wheat gluten, no meat by-products, no corn, no soy and no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors, each offering in the Wellness Healthy Indulgence Grain-Free menu provides the most natural premium morsels and sauce offering available for adult cats today.

Wellness Healthy Indulgence Grain-Free Entrees come in 3-ounce pouches and will be available nationwide beginning in October 2008. To find an authorized Wellness retailer, please visit http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/.

About Wellness(R) - Unconditional Love. Uncompromising Nutrition.(R)

The Wellness brand of Natural Food and Treats for Pets, a proud member of the Old Mother Hubbard pet food family, was founded on the belief that, "You are what you eat!" - and that incorporating a holistic approach to a healthy, nutritious diet is the foundation of wellbeing. Our committed team of vets, nutritionists and animal lovers has spent decades creating the very best in natural nutrition for both dogs and cats. Our Quality Assurance program maintains the most meticulous standards of food safety; we follow the same strict guidelines for our pet food that are applied to food for people. All Wellness food and treat varieties feature recipes using human-quality ingredients without the use of meat by-products, fillers, potential allergens such as wheat (including wheat gluten) or soy, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Wellness is sold through knowledgeable pet specialty retailers and natural food stores in North America, and is now available internationally. For more information visit http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/.

   Contacts:   Erin Vadala, Warner Communications   978/468-3076 or [email protected]    Christen Graham, Warner Communications   207/829-6336 or [email protected]  

The Wellness brand of Natural Food and Treats for Pets

CONTACT: Erin Vadala, +1-978-468-3076, [email protected], or ChristenGraham, +1-207-829-6336, [email protected], both of Warner Communications

Web Site: http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/