Wellness CORE Grain-Free Small Breed 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

  • 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, 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 min
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 Daily Feeding (Cups)
2 - 4 lbs ¼ - ½
5 - 8 lbs ½ - ¾
9 - 12 lbs ¾ - 1
13 - 16 lbs 1 - 1¼
17 - 20 lbs 1¼ - 1½
21 - 25 lbs 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 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 4.8 out of 5 by 164 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by YES! A food my pup loves! We have had our Chihuahua a year, sweet little thing.. 4 pounder! She had always been fed Blue Buffalo grain free puppy small breed and was never thrilled with it. Picked out the "life source bits" which are the small hard round balls in the food. She did not like them! We were tough and made her stick with it, although eventually started mixing in 2 tablespoons of wet every morning. Well that got old real quick and I decided that since it was time to take her off of puppy food, we would make a switch in brands too. Since all Blue Buffalo has the life source bits. Top rated food but just not a good fit for her I suppose. Not sure if others have had an issue there. Anyways after some research I went with this brand and it has been a hit! She is eating more over all and we are happy she is still getting great quality ingredients, high protein and grain free.. and from Chewy it means a great price too!!! December 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Made a world of difference with my dogs coat! 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. December 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Boston loves this food... ...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. January 9, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dogs love it I have four very picky dogs, 2 large and 2 small. They all enjoy this kibble. January 13, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Our terrier mix loves this Since switching to this about 6 months ago, we have saved more than the cost of this food! How did this happen...well before we had to give our terrier FortiFlora probiotic to keep her from having cow pie poop. Now her coat looks great and she is full of energy and yes, her poop is 'normal dog' without any additional additives. This saved us almost $30/month. January 2, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Products are wonderful.. amazing service from the customer service person that helped me with my order. Fast delivery time. And my babies love the food and treats I got them. Oh & I don't think anyone can beat the price I paid too. Great healthy food, X elent C.S. And amazing quick delivery. Thank you Chewy! December 16, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not great for sensitive stomachs Switched to grain-free after hearing it would be better for my adult dachshund, who stopped eating his old food until he reached the point of starvation. My dog really enjoyed eating this food and would eat it right when it was served, the pieces were small enough for him to eat with ease, but this food gave him the worst gas I have ever smelled in my life. It lingered. So, he is now on a special diet. As soon as I took him off this food, his gas disappeared. Something else could have been the cause of the stomach upset, but since I stopped feeding this food, he has not expelled gut-wrenching fumes, so there is a strong correlation. November 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great change Love it small bite for my 12 year old bishon, with limited teeth. She can eat this even without a topper food and moisten. Like that there are a variety of flavors, we will be trying a new one soon. Thanks chewy! December 6, 2016
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