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New natural, dietary solution helps fight hairballs

to keep cats happy and healthy


TEWKSBURY, Mass., October 13, 2015 – Hairballs can often be a common source of discomfort for cats. But thanks to the newest recipe from Wellness® Natural Pet Food, pet parents now have a, natural dietary solution guaranteed to help prevent hairballs from forming. The Wellness® Natural Hairball Control formula features a special natural fiber blend that helps move hair and already-formed hairballs through cats’ digestive tracks faster. The natural recipe includes wholesome, savory protein sources cats will love like deboned chicken and turkey.

“All cats self-groom and as a result, hairs get stuck in their digestive systems and can form hairballs,” said Dr. Al Townshend, Staff Veterinarian with Wellness Natural Pet Food. “Certain cats are prone to hairballs, such as long-haired cats and cats who shed excessively. But pet parents don’t have to sit back helplessly when they see their cats in discomfort. Diets full of natural fiber that help support skin and coat health can help play a key role in preventing hairballs from forming.”


The Wellness Natural Hairball Control recipe offers a solution made with natural ingredients and free of artificial flavors, colors and preservatives. The new formula includes vitamins and minerals to support skin and coat health, resulting in fewer stray hairs being ingested, and a precise blend of natural fiber to move hairballs through the digestive tract more easily. Thoughtfully balanced with antioxidant-loaded cranberries and L-Carnitine to promote a healthy weight, the recipe supports whole body health and well-being.


“At Wellness, we know that cats are like any other family member and it’s important that they look and feel their best as long-term companions,” said Chanda Leary-Coutu, Senior Marketing Communications Manager at WellPet. “We’re thrilled to provide pet parents a nutrient-rich, natural solution that helps bring cats comfort so more time is spent playing and cuddling instead of fighting the discomfort of hairballs.”


Wellness Natural Hairball Control is now available at Petco stores in two different sizes, 2-pound, 8-ounce; and 5-pound packages. To learn more about Wellness Natural Hairball Control, visit


About Wellness®:

At Wellness, we do whatever it takes to create the healthiest foods for the pets that depend on us. We believe food feeds their souls, sustains their lives and protects their bodies. For each of our recipes we never compromise - selecting nature's finest ingredients and combining them with unique super nutrients to help support whole body health and wellbeing. Like you, we know that our pets provide us unconditional love, and providing uncompromising nutrition is one way we can do the same for them. Unconditional Love, Uncompromising Nutrition®.


About WellPet, LLC:

WellPet is the number one, independent, family-owned natural pet food company offering premium pet food brands including Wellness®, Old Mother Hubbard®, Eagle Pack® and Holistic Select®. For more than 100 years, WellPet has delivered on the promise of doing whatever it takes to make the healthiest natural products for the pets that depends on us. Today, our team of animal lovers, nutritionists and vets at WellPet are committed to carrying forth our strong heritage, continuing to find new ways to bring innovation, nutritional excellence and product quality to our family of natural brands, always putting pet health first.