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James Wellbeloved Information

James Wellbeloved is an established pet food brand based in Somerset, in the United Kingdom. They were found in 1992, which makes them almost thirty years old.

The brand focuses on hypoallergenic dog food that uses a simple list of ingredients and offers satisfactory nutrition. However, they have also expanded to cat food and offer similar products in that space.

All of James Wellbeloved’s recipes are produced in the United Kingdom. However, it is not clear from our research where this facility is and if it is still in the Somerset area as it was originally.

James Wellbeloved’s recipes are sold at hundreds of pet food stores across the country. You can now purchase James Wellbeloved from a large number of online pet food websites, including James Wellbeloved’s own website, Pets At Home, and Zooplus.

James Wellbeloved Product Range

Dog Food

James Wellbeloved has a significant range of dog food products in its range. This range is a mix of dry dog food and wet/canned dog food.

Within these ranges, there are grain-inclusive and grain-free recipes. There are also recipes for different age ranges, such as puppies and senior dogs. Lastly, there are some recipes from James Wellbeloved that are designed for large or small breed dogs.

Cat Food

James Wellbeloved’s cat food range is smaller than their dog food range but is still of moderate size. It, too, is split between dry food recipes and wet food recipes.

The cat food range also has specialty recipes, including grain-free, kitten, and senior cat recipes.

James Wellbeloved Nutrition

Dog Food

Given their large product range, the nutrition offered by James Wellbeloved dog food recipes varies. However, it is generally average to above average when compared to other UK-based brands.

When the nutritional profile is above-average, this includes above-average proportions of protein, which should be at the core of every dog’s diet. However, the proportion of fat in many James Wellbeloved recipes is quite low compared to other dog food brands.

Below you can see an example of the nutrition provided by a James Wellbeloved Grain Inclusive recipe.

James Wellbelloved Example Nutrition

Cat Food

The nutrition offered by James Wellbeloved cat food is similar to its dog food range. It is generally average to above-average.

The nutrition profiles include a proportion of protein that is usually above-average compared to other cat food brands.

Cats must consume a diet that is high in animal and fish-based protein and fat and that they minimize plant-based ingredients. This is as they are obligate carnivores, and their digestive system is designed for a diet of meat and fish. You can read more about this in our Cat Food Guide.

James Wellbeloved Ingredients

High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients

  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Duck
  • Lamb

James Wellbeloved uses some of the industry staple meat ingredients in its recipes. Examples of these include Chicken and Turkey.

Meat ingredients like these are so popular as they are relatively low cost but can provide excellent nutrition that is high in protein and fat.

Other Notable Ingredients

James Wellbeloved uses a mix of grain ingredients in some of its recipes. Examples of these include White Rice, Barley, and Brown Rice.

Grain ingredients are controversial additions to pet food recipes, with many pet owners being strongly against their use. However, there are also strong supporters of grains who will point out that grain ingredients can provide much-needed nutrition in the form of carbohydrates, plant-based protein, and fiber.

Some of the grain ingredients that James Wellbeloved use are some of the favorable choices. This includes Brown Rice and Barley. These are preferred over others as they are thought by many to be less processed and can offer additional nutrition. Read more about Barley in our article Barley In Dog Food.

James Wellbeloved’s recipes use a variety of Pea ingredients, including Pea Protein, Pea Starch, and Whole Peas. Peas are one of the most popular additions to pet food worldwide and for a good reason. They are incredibly cost-efficient and can provide favorable nutrition, high in plant-based protein.

By-products like Pea Protein and Pea Starch can be controversial and used by pet food manufacturers to mislead consumers. You can read more about this in our article Peas, Pea Protein, Pea Flour, and Pea Fiber in Dog Food.

However, in the last few years, there have been growing concerns in the industry because of links between the high use of legume ingredients, such as Peas, and an increased rate of Canine Heart Disease. You can read more about this link in our article Best Dog Foods Without Peas.

Peas Close Up

Potatoes feature in some James Wellbeloved recipes. Potatoes are a starch ingredient and are a popular alternative to legumes or grains. However, because they are a starch ingredient, they are an extremely dense source of carbohydrates, which means that their portion size must be tightly controlled.

Tomato Pomace and Beet Pulp are industry favorites and are put in dog food as a source of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber can be critical to some dogs for them to maintain regular digestion and stools.

However, outside of their fiber content, Tomato Pomace and Beet Pulp provide very little nutrition to dogs. You can read more about these ingredients in the below articles.

Tomato Pomace as a Pet Food Ingredient?

Dried Beet Pulp In Dog Food

Alfalfa is sometimes found in pet food recipes in tiny quantities. It is better known as Lucerne in the UK and is added because of its potential health benefits as well as the vitamins and minerals it can provide. You can read more about these potential benefits in our article Alfalfa In Dog Food.

James Wellbeloved Animal Testing

We can not find any information on whether James Wellbeloved participates in animal testing for its products.

We strongly believe that laboratory or invasive testing of animals is a cruel and outdated practice. We hope that in the future, it will be eliminated.

James Wellbeloved Recalls

Based on our research (FDA, AVMA, DogFoodAdvisor), we have no information that James Wellbeloved has ever been involved in a recall.

Given the brand is now over twenty-five years in age, this is a positive indicator of their safety and quality processes.

Nevertheless, consumers should always be vigilant of any future recalls of James Wellbeloved or any other brand.

James Wellbeloved Features Articles

At this time, James Wellbeloved has not been featured in any of our articles.

Best of James Wellbeloved

Adult Turkey & Rice Review

James Wellbeloved Adult Turkey Rice

The above Turkey and Rice is one of James Wellbeloved’s typical dry dog food recipes. While it may not be unique, it is a reliable choice.

Turkey Meal is the recipe’s primary ingredient and is an extremely dense source of animal-based protein and fat. This is as Turkey Meal has been processed to have its moisture removed before production.

An even mixture of White Rice and Brown Rice makes up the bulk of the recipe after Turkey. This combination provides a significant portion of carbohydrates and fiber.

A smaller portion of Oats is also present, along with Beet Pulp, Turkey Fat, and Alfalfa. These ingredients provide some additional carbohydrates, fiber, fat, and beneficial vitamins and minerals.

Adult Lamb In Gravy Review

James Wellbeloved Adult Lamb & Rice Wet Dog Food

Wet dog food such as the above from James Wellbeloved is a much sought after treat for many dogs. This is compounded by the fact that Lamb is a very flavorful and rich meat ingredient.

Lamb is the recipe’s primary ingredient and makes up the bulk of the recipe. This Lamb provides a large portion of animal-based protein and fat.

The only other major ingredients present are Rice, Carrots, and Peas. This mix of grain and vegetable ingredients provides a modest proportion of carbohydrates and some fiber.

Adult Fish & Rice Review

James Wellbeloved Adult Fish & Rice Cat Food

Fish-based recipes are much more popular for cat food recipes than dog food recipes, and the above fish recipe from James Wellbeloved is a good example of this.

The recipe uses a mix of fish meal, fish stock, and fish oil to provide the bulk of its protein and fat content. While these ingredients sound very vague, James Wellbeloved does mention that the majority of this fish meal is Ocean Whitefish.

You can read more about Ocean Whitefish in our article Ocean Fish Meal In Dog Food.

Past the fish ingredients, the recipe uses a mix of Brown Rice, White Rice, and Maize to provide a mix of carbohydrates and fiber.

Grain Free Adult Chicken In Jelly Pouch Review

James Wellbeloved Grain Free Adult Chicken In Jelly Wet Cat Food

James Wellbeloved has launched a new wet cat food recipe, which is a Chicken In Jelly formula. In Jelly, recipes like this can be extremely appealing to some cats.

Chicken makes up the bulk of the recipe and can provide cats with much-needed protein and fat.

The only other major ingredients are Pea Protein and Tomato Pomace. While we would normally be against the use of Pea Protein, in this case, the portion is not large and is not heavily influencing the recipe’s nutrition.

The Tomato Pomace is present to provide a small portion of dietary fiber.

Full James Wellbeloved Product Range

Dog Food

Dry Dog Food

Puppy Turkey & Rice

Junior Turkey & Rice

Grain Free Puppy / Junior Turkey & Veg

Adult Turkey & Rice

Grain Free Adult Turkey & Veg

Senior Turkey & Rice

Grain Free Senior Turkey & Veg

Puppy Fish & Rice

Junior Fish & Rice

Adult Fish & Rice

Grain Free Adult Fish & Veg

Puppy Lamb & Rice

Junior Lamb & Rice

Adult Lamb & Rice

Grain Free Adult Lamb & Veg

Senior Lamb & Rice

Junior Duck & Rice

Adult Duck & Rice

Light Adult Turkey & Rice

Light Adult Lamb & Rice

Grain Free Adult Small Breed Turkey & Veg

Grain Free Adult Small Breed Fish & Veg

Grain Free Senior Small Breed Turkey & Veg

Junior Large Breed Turkey & Rice

Adult Large Breed Turkey & Rice

Adult Large Breed Lamb & Rice

Adult Small Breed Turkey & Rice

Adult Small Breed Lamb & Rice

Adult Small Breed Fish & Rice

Adult Small Breed Duck & Rice

Senior Small Breed Turkey & Rice

Senior Small Breed Lamb & Rice

Adult Large Breed Fish & Rice

Adult Large Breed Duck & Rice

Grain Free Senior Fish & Veg

Grain Free Senior Lamb & Veg

Junior Large Breed Duck & Rice

Junior Large Breed Lamb & Rice

Senior Fish & Rice

Senior Duck & Rice

Wet Dog Food

Puppy / Junior Turkey In Gravy

Grain Free Puppy / Junior Turkey In Gravy

Adult Turkey In Gravy

Grain Free Adult Turkey In Gravy

Senior Turkey In Gravy

Puppy / Junior Lamb In Gravy

Adult Lamb In Gravy

Grain Free Adult Lamb In Gravy

Senior Lamb In Gravy

Cat Food

Dry Cat Food

Kitten Turkey & Rice

Indoor Adult Turkey & Rice

Grain Free Adult Turkey & Veg

Adult Turkey & Rice

Adult Fish & Rice

Light Adult Fish & Rice

Light Adult Turkey & Rice

Senior Turkey & Rice

Senior Fish & Rice

Wet Cat Food

Grain Free Adult Turkey In Gravy

Grain Free Adult Lamb In Gravy

Grain Free Adult Chicken In Jelly

Grain Free Senior Turkey In Gravy

Grain Free Senior Chicken In Jelly

Grain Free Kitten Turkey In Gravy