Wellness CORE Grain-Free Puppy Formula Dry Dog 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

  • Natural, limited ingredient diet for dogs with food sensitivities or food allergies
  • High-quality chicken as the first ingredient
  • Does not contain grains, gluten or wheat
  • Easily-digestible formula with probiotics and prebiotics
  • Nourishes healthy skin with flaxseed

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  • Item Number
    52018
  • Weight
    26.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Wellness CORE
  • Breed Size
    Small, Medium, Large, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Puppy
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  1. New Formulation: Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Potato Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Ground Potatoes, Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Salmon Oil, Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Bananas, 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, 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: Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Potato Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Ground Potatoes, Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Salmon Oil, Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Beta-Carotene, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Pyroxidine 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], Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Bananas, Choline Chloride, Mixed Tocopherols Added to Preserve Freshness, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Taurine, 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 36.0% min
Crude Fat 18.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 1.5% max
Phosphorus 1.0% max
Vitamin E 400 IU/kg min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 3.5% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.6% min
Beta Carotene 5 mg/kg min
Total Lactic Acid Microorganisms 80,000,000 CFU/lb min

Feeding Instructions

Weight 6-12 Weeks Old Daily Feeding (Cups) 4-6 Months Old Daily Feeding (Cups) 7-9 Months Old Daily Feeding (Cups) 10-12 Months Old Daily Feeding (Cups) 12-18 Months Daily Feeding (Cups)
2 lbs 1/2 1/2 1/3 1/3
5 lbs 1 1 3/4 2/3
10 lbs 1 3/4 1 2/3 1 1/3 1
15 lbs 2 1/2 2 1/4 1 3/4 1 1/2
20 lbs 3 1/4 2 3/4 2 1/3 2
30 lbs 4 1/3 3 2/3 3 1/3 2 3/4
40 lbs 5 1/2 4 3/4 4 3 1/3
60 lbs 6 1/2 5 1/2 4 2/3 4
80 lbs 6 3/4 5 3/4 5
100 lbs 6 3/4 6

For Pregnant or Nursing Dogs: Since DHA is transferred to puppies in mother’s milk, we recommend feeding this during pregnancy and nursing. When pregnant, feed up to 50% more food according to body weight at 12 mos. For nursing dogs, allow her to eat at will.

Combination Feeding: If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount fed by 1/3 cup, for every 6 oz. of wet food.

Transition Instructions

It is important to slowly transition your puppy 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® CORE® each day, so that you are feeding 100% Wellness® CORE® by day 7.

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Supporting Your Dog'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.

The CORE Difference

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.

BROCCOLI

BROCCOLI

Great source of fiber and vitamin C and boosts the immune system, supports skin and heart health and helps the body release toxins.

SPINACH

SPINACH

Exceptionally rich in carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lutein, and also contains quercetin, a phytochemical with antioxidant properties.

CARROTS

CARROTS

Excellent source of fiber and minerals and a good natural source of beta carotene, an antioxidant essential for neutralizing free radicals.

KALE

KALE

Highly nutritious vegetable which is high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin and also a good source of calcium.

APPLES

APPLES

Good source of antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C and dietary fiber, which helps with joint problems and promotes overall gastrointestinal health.

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

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 188 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Loved the idea of the product, but didn't work for my pup I researched FOREVER to figure out the right food for our boxer puppy. The rescue center she came from was giving her some cheap standard food and our vet recommended putting her on something more nutritious. I loved the idea of this food, it checked all the boxes for prerequisites I had read about dog food, one of those being the high protein content which was harder to find than I expected. However, my dog hated this food. We had to mix in things to get her to eat it (chicken broth, wet food, warm water). Even when she was hungry she wouldn't eat it dry, and I had read other reviews that mentioned this same issue. Also, her poop was touch and go. Diarrhea has always been an issue for her and it was off and on with this food. Now we're on the Natural Balance LID food and her poop has been the most consistently normal than it's ever been in the year we've had her. Moral of the story, I learned what I'm sure most pet owners already know but I had to learn the hard way - no matter how well meaning you are, trying to give your pet the best of the best food, you have to be honest with yourself and give them what they want to eat and what agrees with their tummies. I think this food was too rich for our little boxer so we moved on, but I still think this food is worth a try for other pet owners. January 15, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by SUPERIOR TO ZIGNATURE FOR OUR ALLERGIC PUP Our 6 mo. old boxer puppy loved her old food (Zignature - Salmon and Trout), but she seems to be allergic to it. Her eyes were always very red and weepy on the old food. PLus there was A LOT of waste. She's now on 50%/50% old food and Wellness Core and her eyes are barely pink and the weepiness is almost gone. She also defecates a lot less. We plan to go 100% with Wellness Core after finishing a gradual transition. After all, our pup is a boxer, one of the most gastrologically sensitive breeds alive. Don't want to shock her little system. BTW, she wolfs down the Wellness Core. January 10, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fixed my German Shepherd puppy lose stool problems I was previously feeding my puppy royal canin german shepherd puppy food until I decided to check the ingredients a couple months after I got my puppy. I have wondered why his stool was consistently soft and overfeeding and bad diet were two causes. I switched his food over a 1.5 week period to Wellness puppy food (not the grain free food) and he still had lose stools so it had to be overfeeding. Turns out it was a bad diet. Once I switched him to this grain free food over a 1.5 week period and he has completely normal stools and a ton of energy (very noticeable). Anyway, I hope you have as good of a time with this food as I have! January 5, 2017
Rated 3 out of 5 by Wellness CORE Grain-Free Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food it has the ingredients and size for a small dog which is what I was looking for. But my dog did not like its test very much and started eating less food. And a puppy needs to eat normally!! however other dogs may like it?? January 12, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product I've been feeding my puppy Wellness Core Grain-Free dry dog food for about two months. She loves it. She is growing rapidly and her coat is shiny. January 12, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Healthy dog food My dog really loves this food and the ingredients are very high in quality. Would definitely recommend this dog food. January 17, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by A Great Grain-Free Dog Food This is an excellent option if you want a grain-free dog food. Very highly ranked among grain-free foods and has been very easy to digest for my puppy. January 12, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by I thought the spoiled brats would like it Apparently my poms dont like the food because the only one who eats it is my pitbull. If I can cancel this it would be great because it is not working out of them. January 9, 2017
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