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Wellness CORE Grain-Free Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food

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Description

Wellness CORE is based on the nutritional philosophy that pets, based on their primal ancestry, thrive on a diet mainly comprised of meat. Each formula is packed with a high concentration of quality animal protein, without fillers or grains, along with a proprietary blend of botanicals and nutritional supplements. This unique, grain-free recipe supports and nurtures your pets inside…their essence…their core. To create a protein-focused diet the Wellness Way, they carefully control the quality and quantity of the ingredients they use, and pay close attention to the individual properties of each inclusion. From source to bowl, they make no exceptions! If you are looking for a food with more meat and no grains, CORE is truly a more thoughtful alternative. This diet delivers the meat content you’re looking for, while creating a balanced profile of high quality, natural ingredients appropriate for everyday feeding. 

Key Benefits

  • Made with optimal calories for growth
  • DHA from salmon oil to support healthy brain & eye development
  • Antioxidant-rich to support immune health
  • Made with naturally gluten-free ingredients
  • Complete & balanced for everyday feeding

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  • Item Number
    52002
  • Brand
    Wellness CORE
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Kitten
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  1. Deboned Turkey, Whitefish Meal, Deboned Chicken, Herring Meal, Chicken Meal, Peas, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Cranberries, Chicory Root Extract, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)], Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate], Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols Added to Preserve Freshness, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract.

Caloric Content

  1. 502 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 45.0% min
Crude Fat 18.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 11.0% max
Calcium 1.8% max
Phosphorus 1.45% max
Magnesium 0.13% max
Vitamin E 200 IU/kg min
Taurine 0.2% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 3.5% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.8% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0.15% min
Beta-Carotene 2 mg/kg min
Total Lactic Acid Microorganisms 90,000,000 CFU/lb min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding Dry Alone (Cups) Daily Combination Feeding (Cups)
1 - 2 lbs 1/4 - 1/3 1/4 + 3oz can
2 - 6 lbs 1/3 - 3/4 1/2 + 3oz can
6 - 12 lbs 3/4 - 1 3/4 + 3 oz can

How to Feed Your Kitten As kittens grow up they need to learn when, where and how to eat. Depending on age, kittens need to be fed at the same time and in the same place 2-4 times per day. Food should be removed after 20 minutes, if not eaten. In the beginning, kitten’s food can be moistened with a little warm water.

Transition Instructions

current diet as it takes a few days for the body to adapt to new nutrient levels. To transition, gradually mix in the new food over a 5-7 day period, increasing the amount of Wellness® CORE® each day, so that you are feeding 100% Wellness CORE by day 7.

Nutrition is the foundation of wellbeing, but be sure to give your cat plenty of fresh water, love and exercise and visit your veterinarian regularly!

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Nutritionally Balanced for Kittens

It's important that kittens receive the proper nutrition in order to grow healthy and strong. Wellness CORE Kitten Formula is complete and balanced for everyday feeding. This yummy recipe is made with naturally gluten-free ingredients and high-quality protein sources to support higher energy needs. Plus, herring serves as a natural source of DHA which helps support cognitive development.

Nutritionally Balanced for Kittens
Optimal Health to the CORE

Supporting Your Cat's Optimal Health to the CORE

Wellness CORE follows the nutritional philosophy that pets, based on their primal ancestry, thrive on a diet mainly comprised of meat. CORE formulas are packed with quality animal protein without fillers or grains, plus botanicals and nutritional supplements. These unique, grain-free recipes support and nurture your pet, contributing to his inner wellbeing all the way through to his core.

Why is CORE Different?

Unlike many grain-free diets, Wellness CORE considers your pet's whole health by ensuring the overall nutritional equation remains appropriate for everyday feeding. Higher protein can also mean higher fat, minerals and calories. By thoughtfully selecting specialized ingredients and managing nutritional ratios, CORE delivers protein-focused nutrition thoughtfully - with balance, not excess.

Why is CORE Different?

Fresh, Whole Food Ingredients

Wellness CORE provides a balanced profile of high-quality, natural ingredients appropriate for everyday feeding. These grain-free recipes contain absolutely no meat by-products, artificial colors, flavorings, preservatives, corn, wheat or soy.

CRANBERRIES

CRANBERRIES

Excellent source of Vitamin C and unique natural source of tannins (astringents found in plants) that help prevent harmful bacteria from thriving in the urinary tract.

DRIED KELP

DRIED KELP

Excellent source of iron, iodine, potassium and trace minerals as well as Vitamins A, D, B12 and folic acid, and has a high digestible protein level.

YUCCA SCHIDIGERA EXTRACT

YUCCA SCHIDIGERA EXTRACT

Supplies good quantities of iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, and silicon, and is thought to reduce stool and urine odors.

CHICORY ROOT EXTRACT

CHICORY ROOT EXTRACT

Contains vitamin C, an antioxidant, and provides important health benefits as a natural source of inulin, a soluble fiber which serves as a prebiotic.

GROUND FLAXSEED

GROUND FLAXSEED

Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which improve the shine of the pet's coat and high in fiber which helps move food through the digestive system.

About Wellness

As a pioneer in holistic nutrition, Wellness is always looking for new ways to help pets thrive. Their diverse team of animal lovers, nutritionists and vets has only one mission: to help you provide your pet a healthy, happy, long life through the power of natural nutrition. They're passionately picky from the first step to the last so they can guarantee each recipe delivers the Wellness Promise

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Customer Reviews

Wellness CORE Grain-Free Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 55.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE best premium food I'm a new cat owner and wanted the best for my rescued kitten. I did my due diligence; did my research and looked into the ingredients of every affordable premium cat food I could find. And this is the best bang for your buck! And my cat loves it too! Chewy has the best price for this. This is the product that got me into regularly buying from Chewy.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from rejected by both our kittens This has a very strong odor. We tried mixing it with other food to introduce to our cats but they weren't having it. Not going to get another bag. They take forever to eat and beg for more food until their bowl is finally empty. They clearly don't like it.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The babies love it I have all 3 kittens on both wet and dry formulas and so far so good. They're always right there the moment they hear the can cracked open and they're coats look shiny and just full of energy.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for more than just cats! I made a HUGE order of Orijen, Wellness CORE Kitten, Blue Buffalo Wilderness Kitten and Earthborn Holistic Primitive because not only do I have a young adult cat, I have 6 ferrets that were previously on a raw diet that I couldn't afford any more. Ferrets and cats alike do best when introduced to more than one food as they can, and often will, imprint on their food as they age. If they imprint, they typically wont take to new foods and can starve themselves until the old food is given back. Having more than one food available prevents this, giving you a back up incase there is a recall or one brand is no longer produced, or a formula is changed for the worse. Not only does my cat enjoy the blend of different foods, but so do my ferrets. Being that they're all high quality kibbles, my crew is adjusting pretty quickly with very little tummy trouble. Plus it makes for less health troubles down the line for my fur babies! My cat is healthy and active with a coat so glossy and soft it always boggles my vet's mind!
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from smelly litterbox my two four-month-old kittens were on Wellness kitten wet food that was just getting too pricy for me (they were going through a 24-pack in less than a week!), so I decided to add grain-free dry food to their diet. I expected no problem with Wellness Core as they were already eating grain-free Wellness, but as soon as I introduced it to their diet, their litterbox started stinking to the high heavens. I hoped it was just adjusting, but it's been about a week and a half, and still no changes. I'm worried it may be a digestive issue, so I'm taking them off it for a little while just to see if that fixes the problem (and I expect it will). It's a shame, as I know it's such a great product, and grain-free foods are supposed to LESSEN odors and digestive issues, so I'm not sure why it's done the opposite for my little guys. Very saddening. Sorry it didn't work out!
Date published: 2014-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great hard food for older kittens This product is better now that our kitten is older. The bits of hard food use to be too big for his mouth when we first bought it, he was around 3 months old and I was always worried he'd choke on it. He's 7 months now and has no problem downing these like it's a birth right.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our kittens like it. Good brand, good, well-balanced nutrition. Our kittens like it. What more needs to be said?
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great nutrition for my cat, but it smells so bad! I asked my get about this brand and he said it's a good brand, so I'm happy about that, however it has a very strong odor. It smells bad from the moment I own the bag until the moment I scoop out our if the litter. It gives my cat that same smell I his breath and his gas, which he passes more frequently when eating this food. Good nutrition, bad for your house aroma. For a clean freak, like myself, I switched to another comparable brand with less odor all around.
Date published: 2015-11-12
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