Wellness CORE Grain-Free Turkey, Turkey Meal & Duck Formula Dry Cat Food

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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

  • Fish-free and chicken-free, novel protein sources
  • Omega-rich for healthy skin & coat
  • Includes antioxidants, vitamins & probiotics
  • Made with naturally gluten-free ingredients
  • Complete & balanced for everyday feeding

This product has recently undergone a slight packaging and formulation change. Please refer to transition instructions when transitioning your pet to the new formula. Customers may receive the old formulation during this transition.

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  • Weight
    11.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Wellness CORE
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Peas, Pea Protein, Pork Meal, Canola Oil, Duck, Ground Flaxseed, Tomato Pomace, Potatoes, Natural Turkey Flavor, Chicory Root Extract, Choline Chloride, Cranberries, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Dried Kelp, Zinc Proteinate, Mixed Tocopherols (added to preserve freshness), Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Maganese Proteinate, Maganese Sulfate, d-Calcium Panthothenate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), 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, Spearmint Extract.

Caloric Content

3902 kcal/kg, 496 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 38.0% min
Crude Fat 18.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 2.3.0% max
Phosphorus 1.7% max
Vitamin A 25000 IU/kg min
Vitamin E 200 IU/kg min
Taurine 0.1% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 5.25% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 1.75% min
Total Lactic Acid Microorganisms 90,000,000 CFU/lb min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding Dry Alone (Cups) Daily Combination Feeding (Cups)
4 - 7 lbs 1/4 - 1/2 1/4 + 3 oz can
7 - 10 lbs 1/2 - 2/3 1/2 + 3 oz can
10 - 15 lbs 2/3 - 3/4 2/3 + 3 oz can
Cats over 15 lbs Add up to ¼ cup for each additional 2 lbs of body weight

Transition Instructions

This food is formulated for adult, non-reproducing cats over one year old as kittens and pregnant or nursing mothers have special nutritional requirements. It is important to slowly transition your cat from his/her 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 each day, so that you are feeding 100% Wellness® CORE® by day 7.

CORE is highly palatable so your cat may tend to eat more of this food. Watch initially to see if you need to adjust regular eating patterns. Give your cat access to clean, cool fresh water at all times and feed Wellness® CORE® wet food in combination whenever possible, to increase the level of water in your cat's diet. Nutrition is the foundation of wellbeing, but be sure to give your cat plenty of love, exercise and see your veterinarian regularly!

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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.

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Why is CORE Different?

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.

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.



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.



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.



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



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



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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  • Just what the vet ordered :)

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    We have the unfortunate luck of having a chicken-allergy cat. Unless you have this problem, you really have no idea how difficult it is to find a dry cat food without some type of chicken product in it. Enter Wellness CORE. Not only is this food made without chicken, the boy loves it! It's not too often you can solve a problem with such success, but this food fit the bill. They don't get kibble too often, but when I have to leave them for hours and hours, it's nice to have peace of mind knowing what I feed my boy won't flare up his allergy. And, as usual, Chewy has the best price on the Internet, and by far the best customer service of any online company I've dealt with.

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  • None of our cats enjoy it.

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    We've tried several Wellness brands and none of our three cats are particularly fond of any of them. I'm unsure as to why this is, they seem okay with Wellness wet foods, and one of our cats especially enjoys turkey and duck, but this food is a miss. Wellness dry foods are made from good ingredients and aren't too expensive, but you may want to get a small bag to see how your pet responds.

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  • Chewy is the best

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    This cat food is what I regularly buy for my cats. It is great cat food. Chewy is a great site. It is cheaper than my local stores. I buy Advantage flea treatment from them also at cheaper prices. I usually get my orders from Chewy 2 days after I place the order. I love this website.

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  • Only brand I buy

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    I rotate flavors so my cats don't get bored. Friends always ooh and ahh over how soft my kitties are and how shiny their coats are and ask what I feed them. Only wellness! And chewy has the best price I've found.

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  • My guys love this stuff!

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    I've been feeding my cats Wellness Core since I first got them. I used to get the Chicken Flavor but wanted to switch it up some. I started getting this flavor 2 years ago and they still love it. I tried purchasing from Chewy when the item became unavailable for Auto Ship through previous services. I was pleased with the overall experience. Highly recommended cat food :)

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  • Great food!

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    My cat loves this food! I even got the food topper for him this month and he loves that as well! Great food, with great ingredients, that keeps my fur baby super healthy and happy

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  • My cats love it!

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    My three kitties, 2 rescues ages 1 and 6 years old and my 1 year old Ragdoll love this food. I researched the best food I could afford and chose Wellness Core.

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  • Cats barely eat this

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    Cats barely eat this. I have to mix it with science diet oral care or they will not eat it at all.

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  • Cats seem to love it

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    Bag is resealable and the food is small bite size pieces. It's does great in my auto-feeder. It's a great all around food and my cats have been enjoying it.

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  • Cats loved it

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    I typically buy the original flavor but they didn't seem to like it very well so I bought a small bag of the Turkey flavor and they are eating it much better!

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