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Wellness CORE Grain-Free Small Breed Turkey & Chicken Recipe 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

  • Formulated with high-quality protein to help support the higher energy needs of small dogs
  • Omega Fatty Acids from salmon oil for healthy skin & coat
  • Glucosamine & Chondroitin help maintain bone & joint health
  • Includes probiotics, botanicals, glucosamine and antioxidants
  • Balanced canned food suitable for serving by itself or as a dry food topper

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  • Item Number
    52020
  • Brand
    Wellness CORE
  • Breed Size
    Small, Extra Small
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  1. Old Formulation: Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Dried Ground Potatoes, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Yucca Schidigera Extract, 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, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Mixed Tocopherols Added to Preserve Freshness, Spearmint, Chicory Root Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Taurine, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.
  2. New Formulation: Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Dried Ground Potatoes, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Choline Chloride, Spinach, Vitamin E Supplement, Broccoli, Carrots, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Kale, Sweet Potatoes, Taurine, Spearmint, 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, 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

  1. 396 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 36.0% min
Crude Fat 16.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 2.0% max
Phosphorus 1.3% max
Vitamin E 400 IU/kg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* 3.0% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* 0.5% 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 (lbs) Cups per day
2 - 4 ¼ - ½
5 - 8 ½ - ¾
9 - 12 ¾ - 1
13 - 16 1 - 1¼
17 - 20 1¼ - 1½
21 - 25 1½ - 1¾

Combination Feeding: If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount fed by 1/8 cup, for every 2 tbsp. 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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Supporting Optimal Health

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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  • Finally, a food my picky, sensitive pup will eat!

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    We have tried several terrific quality foods - dry, wet, dehydrated raw, freeze-dried raw, gently cooked homemade. Beef seems to make him sick and he has had numerous GI issues. He might like the foods okay for a day, but never really ate any consistently, except for the Lotus duck. We only started the tough love approach when he was big enough to tolerate skipping a meal without health consequences. When our last try at semi-tough love was failing with a barely cooked homemade food made locally, I would leave out kibble (Lotus duck) in case he got overly hungry after skipping a couple meals. He preferred the kibble, but was still not crazy about it. Gave this a try as a training treat and he We have tried several terrific quality foods - dry, wet, dehydrated raw, freeze-dried raw, gently cooked homemade. Beef seems to make him sick and he has had numerous GI issues. He might like the foods okay for a day, but never really ate any consistently, except for the Lotus duck. We only started the tough love approach when he was big enough to tolerate skipping a meal without health consequences. When our last try at semi-tough love was failing with a barely cooked homemade food made locally, I would leave out kibble (Lotus duck) in case he got overly hungry after skipping a couple meals. He preferred the kibble, but was still not crazy about it. Gave this a try as a training treat and he went straight for it. He's still picky and quirky in his eating, but he actually will eat this food and enjoys it, unlike all the others. … more

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  • This product has great stuff in it.

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    I have two dogs that are Pomeranian's. My Littlest dog is very picky about what she eats. She is now 8 years old and when she was a little pup, I gave her your dry food for Toy puppies and she just loved it. She will not eat anything else but the Wellness brand,(adult or senior) brand . She loves this new flavor. The only thing that I think can be improve on is that you need to make the bites smaller for dogs like mine who are under 4 lbs. Their mouths are very tiny and it is hard for them to eat the big chunks, but my little dog just loves the food so much she will still eat it the best she can. My other pom who is a lot bigger than her, he loves it to, he's two years old. I know if they could I have two dogs that are Pomeranian's. My Littlest dog is very picky about what she eats. She is now 8 years old and when she was a little pup, I gave her your dry food for Toy puppies and she just loved it. She will not eat anything else but the Wellness brand,(adult or senior) brand . She loves this new flavor. The only thing that I think can be improve on is that you need to make the bites smaller for dogs like mine who are under 4 lbs. Their mouths are very tiny and it is hard for them to eat the big chunks, but my little dog just loves the food so much she will still eat it the best she can. My other pom who is a lot bigger than her, he loves it to, he's two years old. I know if they could talk they would say it's the best. It has all the essential things they need for their skin, bones, hair and teeth, and that is what I love about this food. I most diffidently would recommend this product to all the people i know and don't know. … more

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  • I wish there were more than 5 stars!

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    I purchased his because he price was reasonable and I was looking to try a 5 star rated (dogfoodadvisor) grain free kibble. I got the 12 lb bag for my 12 lb dog and it will last a good while. But most important he goes nuts for it! I used To feed him science diet but he was never this excited to eat until we tried this food. It's a keeper!!

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  • Picky Jezebel with CORE Small Breed

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    Jezebel will not eat dry food unless I mix it with with wet food but she actually will take a few bites of Small Breed Turkey and Chicken without mixing it up. That is a huge difference.

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  • This product came highly recommended by my vet.

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    My Veterinarian recommended this food to me when I asked her about it for my Jackrussel. I recommended it to one of my close family members. Both my Jack's, and my family members miniature pincer's coats have a better look and shine to them since we switched them over to Wellness Core. The dogs have been able to maintain their weight, and both like the food.

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    Love using this web site my dogs have been eating wellnes for about two years now I have alway been Leary of trying new flavor they are very picky I tried core they seem to really like it

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  • Absolutely Perfect Food for my Terrier

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    This Wellness Core small-breed formula is the perfect food for my 18-mo. pup. Feeding her is never a problem and she has never had even 1 digestive upset. She was previously on Wellness Core puppy formula which she loved and howled for! Highly recommend this food...

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    Best food for a healthy shiny coat & doggie! My dog's hair has all grown back and she has lots more energy.

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  • My Boston loves this food...

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    ...okay, my Boston loves ANY food really, who am I kidding. She does particularly well on this one though. She is 17 lbs, so on the upper end of the small dog scale, but she seems to enjoy eating the smaller kibbles as opposed to the regular sized bits. She is also much less gassy on this food, which, as any Boston Terrier owner knows, is a godsend.

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  • Made a world of difference with my dogs coat!

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    I wanted to recommend ALL Wellness products. Over the years we have used Wellness products with 3 different cats and 5 dogs (extended family pets). At first there may be a transition if you have fed them different food, but keeping with it is so worth it. The difference you will notice the most is their fur, my sons sheltie had a bald spot on her back and when we transitioned to Wellness Core we noticed a difference with growth in 4 weeks and now it has fully grown back in 5 months! My one dog had been off Wellness, for a long and complicated reason he was not at our house, and the vet showed me the difference between him and my other dog, on Wellness, with their teeth, coats, and even their I wanted to recommend ALL Wellness products. Over the years we have used Wellness products with 3 different cats and 5 dogs (extended family pets). At first there may be a transition if you have fed them different food, but keeping with it is so worth it. The difference you will notice the most is their fur, my sons sheltie had a bald spot on her back and when we transitioned to Wellness Core we noticed a difference with growth in 4 weeks and now it has fully grown back in 5 months! My one dog had been off Wellness, for a long and complicated reason he was not at our house, and the vet showed me the difference between him and my other dog, on Wellness, with their teeth, coats, and even their weight. Lastly, my daughter got a rescue cat and put her on Wellness catfood and, again, within 4 weeks the difference in her fur was amazing. … more

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