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WellPet’s ‘Grain-Free’ Food Has Hidden Carbs, New Suit Alleges

Jan. 13, 2021, 7:07 PM

WellPet LLC deceives dog and cat owners into thinking its Complete Health and Core lines of pet food are “100% grain-free” when they contain gluten, a proposed class lawsuit in federal court in Massachusetts alleges.

Grain-free pet foods are sought after by consumers who believe dogs and cats require foods that contain more protein and animal fats and fewer carbohydrates than grain-based pet foods, Marla Bush and three other pet owners say. Grain-free foods are considered easily digestible and more similar to pets’ natural diets.

Capitalizing on consumers’ desire for grain-free and limited ingredient products, WellPet labels its pet foods...

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