Wellness CORE Grain-Free Ocean Formula Dry Dog Food

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Balanced diets make a balanced body, and CORE Grain-Free Ocean Formula Dry Dog Food from Wellness will have your pooch loving life and feeling great every single day. Instead of common grain fillers, Wellness uses protein-rich whitefish, herring meal, salmon meal & menhaden fish meal and healthy veggies like kale, broccoli, spinach, and parsley to ensure that every bite is just as good for the body as it is for the taste buds.

Key Benefits

  • Grain free formula, rich with delicious premium proteins including whitefish, herring and salmon
  • Optimal fat and calorie levels
  • Probiotics assist gastrointestinal function
  • No wheat, corn, soy or artificial flavors, colors or preservatives
  • Complete and balanced everyday meal

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  • Weight
    26.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Wellness CORE
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small, Medium, Large
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


  1. New Formulation: Whitefish, Herring Meal, Salmon Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Dried Ground Potatoes, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Fiber, Tomato Pomace, Natural Fish Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Spinach, Vitamin E Supplement, Broccoli, Carrots, Choline Chloride, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Kale, Sweet Potatoes, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols Added to Preserve Freshness, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, 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.
  2. Old Formulation: Whitefish, Herring Meal, Salmon Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Dried Ground Potatoes, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Fiber, Tomato Pomace, Natural Fish Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Beta-Carotene, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Biotin, Folic Acid], Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate], Choline Chloride, Mixed Tocopherols Added to Preserve Freshness, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Taurine, Chicory Root Extract, 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. 417 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 34.0% min
Crude Fat 16.0% min
Crude Fiber 7.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 2.1% min
Phosphorus 1.45% min
Vitamin E 400 IU/kg min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 2.0% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.8% min
Glucosamine 250 mg/kg min
Chondroitin Sulfate 200 mg/kg min
Beta-Carotene 5 mg/kg min
Total Lactic Acid Microorganisms 80,000,000 CFU/lb min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding (Cups)
6 - 10 lbs ¼ - 1¼
20 - 35 lbs 1¼ - 1¾
35 - 50 lbs 1¾ - 2¼
50 - 65 lbs 2¼ - 2¾
65 - 80 lbs 2¾ - 3¼
80 - 95 lbs 3¼ - 3¾
95 - 115 lbs 3¾ - 4¼
Dogs over 115 lbs Add 1/4 cup per additional 10 lbs

Combination Feeding: If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount fed by ½ cup, for every 6 oz of wet food.

Transition Instructions

This food is formulated for adult, non-reproducing dogs over one year old as puppies and pregnant or nursing mothers have special nutritional requirements. It is important to slowly transition your dog 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 dog may tend to eat more of this food. Watch initially to see if you need to adjust regular eating patterns. Give your dog 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 dog's diet. Nutrition is the foundation of wellbeing, but be sure to give your dog plenty of love, exercise and see your veterinarian regularly!

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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

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 193 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worth the Money!! I adopted two senior rescue boxers back in February 2016. The both came with skin and health issues. Since a dog's diet is so important for a healthy lifestyle, my coworker told me about the Wellness Core Ocean Dry Dog Food. She warned me it was expensive, and thought maybe I could eventually switch to a good brand (to save money), but not the top of the line brand. Well, if you could see the before/after adoption pics, my dogs look completely different! This food worked like a charm! By the time May 2016 rolled around, my one dog, Daisy Mae had gained 15 pounds and no longer had any skin issues. Her fur feels great! Since my dogs did so well on this food, I couldn't change their diet. I'm so glad I discovered Chewy.com. They, by far, have a better selection and pricing than retail feed stores. From now on, this will be my place to get all my dog food and treats! Free shipping and only takes 1-2 days, that's almost unheard of when shopping online! I highly recommend this product and Chewy.com! July 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by they went insane tried this when the small bags were on sale recently, Idk what it is about fish based foods but my 3 dogs go insane, they love fish so much. Keeping my eye out for another sale so I can stock up. January 15, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ocean Delight My Shellie can't get enough of this very high quality ocean formula. Have tried others and there is no comparison to Wellness quality. January 3, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent for allergies I have tried numerous dog foods to help with my 9 year old labs allergies/ear infections. This product is amazing. His fur was dull, greasy, full of dandruff, and constantly shedding. Since switching his fur is soft, shiny, no more dandruff, and less shedding. In addition it seems to be helping his ear infections caused by allergies. The cost may be more than a typical dog food but it's well worth every cent (especially since I recently spend a small fortune on vet bills related to his ears#. He also has more energy and almost no stomach upset #previous foods caused gas problems) . Chewy is great with auto-ship and great prices. It's definitely worth a try if your dog is suffering from allergies +/or ear infections, stomach issues. The turnaround in my lab is almost unbelievable. Like others have posted most other foods have grains and fish formulas still have chicken fat added which can cause allergies. At least give it a try-you should see results with the first bag. Highly recommended! September 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by My picky eater dog like the food that is good for him! I am pleased with this highly rated food and with Chewy's service. Right on time with the good stuff. December 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for food allergies I have two bulldog mixes that are rescues. Bulldogs tend to have food allergies and skin issues. I have not had them tested yet for what they are specifically allergic to b/c it is expensive and I have been spending lots of money on special skin products, etc. focusing on getting their skin and coat better first. They were both malnourished. My female was malnourished and had been in 2 different shelters (the first shelter being of poor quality and they didn't know she had heartworms) and my male was skinny and a little malnourished when I got him. He was found on the streets and almost his whole body was covered in scabs for numerous reasons. I have tried different foods and done a lot of research and read different reviews and found that a lot of dog owners that have bulldogs and/ or dogs with sensitive skin and/ or food allergies had great success with this food. I am very happy so far and chewy.com makes the buying process great b/c the big bag gets free shipping and it got to my house in like 2 days. March 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Best! My lab/foxhound mix is almost 9. Have tried a few other foods over the years. She's been on Wellness Core Ocean for the past 4 years. This food is simply The Best! December 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dogs love Wellness Core Thankful we finally found a company that carries the large 26 pound bag of Wellness Core. My dogs have horrible food allergies and Wellness Core Grain-Free Ocean is the only food my dogs eat without getting sick. We also received our dog food 2 days after I placed the order, and placing the order was simple online. November 27, 2016
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