Wellness CORE Grain-Free Small Breed Formula Dry Dog Food

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Description

For every Wellness product purchased at Chewy.com from December 5th to December 19th, 2016, one Wellness pet food meal will be donated to the Jackson Galaxy Foundation to feed pets in need.

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 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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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 151 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not sure.... My dogs are not crazy about it yet. I am trying hard to encourage them to eat....but they eventually get hungry and do. I can tell they are not happy with it. It is supposed to be very healthy food for my small dogs. October 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best food on the market! We've been feeding our dog this food for some time, and just made the switch to Chewy for the huge cost savings over buying it in the pet store. I found this brand by looking up vet recommendations for ingredients and vitamin levels, and comparing every bag of pet food at a store, one day, and this was the closest thing to the list I found. It's done well for the dog we've had for years, and noticeably improved the rescue dog we took in a few months ago. The rescue was feeding her Blue Buffalo, and she had a very noticeable odor, about her; the worst dog breath I've ever smelled, excessive flatulence, and we knew right away if she had an accident in the house, because you could smell it from the next room over. A few weeks on this, and all of those issues have disappeared. We'll be feeding them Wellness Core for life, and buying it from Chewy, henceforth! August 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good buy for good food Our dog loves this food. Was a little worried since it was new to him, but no problems so far. October 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by All 3 of my dogs love the taste and their coats shine! They get 5 stars from dog food reviews. Wellness is one of the companies which uses the claim “human grade” ingredients – they have been sued over this term and won in court. Wellness is owned by Wellpet LLC (owned by the Berwind Corporation) They manufacture it and Holistic Select and Eagle Pack at their plant 1011 W 11th St, Mishawaka, IN 46544 Phone:(574) 259-7834 September 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Dogs Loved the Food! I have tried SO many dog foods for my three dogs. They never liked any dry food unless I added something to it. I would have to add ground turkey, cheese, beef broth. They loved Wellness CORE right away and have continue to love it and eat it plain. Such a pleasure to see them happy. They love the treats also, the treats are small enough so that I can give them a few throughout the day. Chewy.Coms pricing is approximately 20% less that purchased in the store. With three dogs, it get's a bit expensive..... September 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finally found a food my picky pups will eat. Very small size, which is easy to chew. I have 3 daschunds, one of them eats like a goat, but two of them are so picky. I have now changed food 4 times, but looks like this one is the winner! September 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pippa says, "Meh." That this formula is as nutritious as claimed, I have no doubt is true. I can only judge it on the basis of taste. On that score I must bow to the subjective wisdom of Pippa, a small, white dog without pedigree. Lately, Pippa is peevish and now utters only isolated syllables where once she would speak in complete sentences. She will not tell me directly that she does not like this dog food. “Meh.” is the most I get out of her as she turns from the briefly sniffed tho’ untasted kibble to the nearby water bowl. As if to assuage her hunger she loudly laps it up. She looks again at the kibble, then at me, turns away and exits. I hear her nails clicking as she prances up the hallway. Half-a-day later, she quietly returns to the kitchen and cleans the bowl. Pippa, as I say, is a dog, not a cat. With a creature like that to advise me, my reviews are worthless. Buy this product. Your dog will probably love it. May 30, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not liked by my dogs I'm sure there's nothing wrong with this dog food because it has been highly rated. But my Cockapoos did not like it at all. I mix kibble with chicken and steamed veggies. I tried several times but they wouldn't touch the kibble. I'm changing back to the Wellness kibble they're used to. I guess this wasn't a good change. September 19, 2016
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