- No Wellness food is subject to the recall
- Menu Foods does not make dry food and I only feed the dry Wellness. I use other brands for wet food.
- I have no idea who really manufactures the Wellness dry food. Maybe they use a reputable manufacturer for their dry products.
That said. I'm really disillusioned with the whole Wellness brand after reading that they Wellness uses Menu Foods as a manufacturer. I sent an email to Old Mother Hubbard, makers of the Wellness brand, a few days ago and have received no response. I asked them to explain why they would use a disreputable vendor like Menu Foods, but I received no response.
So now I'm thinking I should switch dry foods. Let's assume for a second that Wellness dry food is a high-quality product with good nutritional properties and my boys love to eat it. However, I feel like I may need to switch brands of dry b/c:
- How Can I Trust Them?: If Menu Foods makes Wellness's wet food, how do I know that they use a reliable, trustworthy manufacturer for their kibble? If they would use a careless, greedy, safety-unconscious company like Menu Foods to manufacture some of their products, how can I trust that something similar won't happen to their dry food in the future?
- How Can I Support Them?: Every dollar I give to Wellness is being used to help prop up Menu Foods, a company which callously disregards or deliberately destroys the lives of cats and dogs. Remember, that they probably knew enough to recall the poisoned pet food months ago and that they have a horrible reputation for torturing laboratory animals.
So should I ditch Wellness out of concern, out of principle, or both? If I ditch Wellness, would can I switch to that would be as good for the boys and would taste and smell the most like Wellness? And if I did switch, how would I know that the brand I switched to was not just as irresponsible? I can now find a list of which brands use Menu Foods as a manufacturer and which don't, but that doesn't tell me if the companies are any more humane or cautious in their manufacturing processes.
What do you think?