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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
  • Weight
    12.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Wellness CORE
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Extra Small & Toy Breeds
  • 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

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.

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

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 1.3.0% 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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Wellness knows small breed dogs have specific requirements when it comes to their nutrition. That's why they developed a CORE Small Breed Formula especially for little dogs, providing optimal calories in a smaller kibble size. This recipe is formulated with high-quality protein to help support the higher energy needs of small dogs and Omega fatty acids from salmon oil for healthy skin and coat.

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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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  • My Picky Dog loves this.

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    I have a very Picky Havanese. She will eat a food for about a week then go on strike. I have tried everything. I only buy 4 lb. bags because I know she might not like the product. She LOVED this food and has not tired of it. I did not even transition her I took her from what she was eating I went right to this product. No problem at all with changing foods. The kibble is a very small triangle and she loves small kibbles. I will continue to buy. I might add on a dog food research online it was rated as a 5 Star Food the best rating that was given to 10 dry dog foods examined by a Lab.

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  • SMALL ROUND CHUNKS

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    My four mini-schnauzers were getting finicky about their old food and a friend recommended this brand, so I gave it a try. Still early to say if I would buy it again. The first feeding was not unanimous among all my dogs. They prefer the small flat pieces rather than round. Two dogs are 12 and their teeth make it hard to chew larger, crunchier pieces. Wellness is a great brand and it has a good blend of ingredients. Not ready to give up just yet.

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  • THE DOGS LOVE CORE!

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    I hope you don't get grossed out by this but I had a problem with my Lhasa Aspo eating his poop. I did some research and learned it may be that something was missing from his diet. I switched his food to CORE grain free and WOW, he LOVED it... inhaled it actually and has not repeated the poop eating pattern since! My daughter's little Dachsund mix loves it too!

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  • Great food for small dogs

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    When I adopted my Mini Dachshund he was on this brand of food but didn't seem to like it, so I changed to another "premium brand" food and he's been eating that brand for over two years. Recently I learned that the other brand is full of fillers and doesn't have the right combination of nutrients that the little guys need, so after doing some research I bought the Wellness Core Small Breed dog food and he loves it. And I feel better feeding a grain-free dog food; he was having some digestive problems on the old food and no longer does on the Wellness CORE food. I will continue buying this brand. Great service and fast delivery!

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  • Great product

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    This food is the best I have found in 40 years of owning and showing dogs. Even my latest dog, who is a very picky eater. She would walk away from every food until I tried this. She hasn't missed a meal since. Her coat condition is great. She has all kinds of energy, and still maintains a perfect weight.

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  • Wellness CORE grain free for small breefs

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    My chihuahuas love this food! Each piece is small enough for them to eat easily. They seem to love the taste as well. When I was changing from their previous food, they picked out the Wellness and discarded the other food!

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  • Smooth sailin

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    I was so worried about transitioning my fur babies to a new food but the formula was amazing and the tradition easy. No digestive issues, no allergy issues, just happy girls. Thank you so much for quality ingredients.

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  • My dogs love this food

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    Since Fromm stopped supplying to Chewie, I had to switch foods on them at the last minute. They had no issues whatsoever changing foods cold turkey. They also love their new food. Thank you Chewie for recommending this for my furkids.

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  • Great food!

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    This food has made a big difference in my rescue dog's coat and she loves the taste! Excellent ingeredients and the small pieces are perfect size for my chi mix.

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  • dogs loved it

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    I have 3 shihtzus and they all loved it. There poo is a little stinkier, but luckily they leave that outside! One downside is the extra energy they seem to have ;).

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