Wellness CORE Tender Bites Original Recipe Meal or Mixer Air Dried Grain-Free Dog Food, 2-lb bag

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Wellness CORE Tender Bites Original Recipe Meal or Mixer Air Dried Grain-Free Dog Food is a healthy, grain free dog food for adult dogs featuring tender protein morsels made with 70% natural, raw protein. This formula is fortified with vitamins and minerals for whole body health and then air dried for the taste of raw and the ease and convenience of kibble, no refrigeration required! Wellness CORE grain free dog food formulas are based on the nutritional philosophy that dogs thrive on a diet mainly comprised of meat. Each grain free, nutrient-rich formula provides high quality protein for your dog.

Key Benefits

  • 100% natural, grain free dry dog food that supports whole body health for dogs
  • Features 70% turkey and chicken and nutrient-rich greens including spinach, broccoli and kale
  • Protein rich with the taste of raw and the ease of kibble, yet no refrigeration required
  • Can be served as a complete, balanced meal or added on top for an extra boost of protein
  • Only premium, all natural ingredients with no wheat-gluten, corn, soy, meat by-products, or artificial colors, flavors and preservatives

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    Wellness CORE
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


Deboned Turkey, Deboned Chicken, Chickpeas, Peas, Gelatin, Vegetable Glycerin, Tomato Pomace, Salt, Dried Cultured Skim Milk, Ground Flaxseed, Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Flavor, Chicory Root Extract, Zinc Propionate, Potassium Citrate, Apples, Blueberries, Mixed Tocopherols Added to Preserve Freshness, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Spinach, Broccoli, Zinc Proteinate, Parsley, Zinc Sulfate, Dried Kale, Carrots, Taurine, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract (This Is A Naturally Preserved Product).

Caloric Content

411 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 31.0% min
Crude Fat 21.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 20.0% max
Calcium 2.0% min
Phosphorus 1.3.0% min
Vitamin E 400 IU/kg min
Taurine 0.1% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 5.0% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.5% min
Glucosamine 250 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate 200 mg/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
5 - 10 lbs 1/2 - 3/4
10 - 20 lbs 3/4 - 1?
20 - 35 lbs 1? - 2
35 - 50 lbs 2 - 2 3/4
50 - 65 lbs 2 3/4 - 3?
65 - 80 lbs 3? - 3 3/4
80 - 95 lbs 3 3/4 - 41/2
95 - 115 lbs 41/2 - 51/4
Dogs over 115 lbs Add 1/3 cup per additional 10 lbs

Combination Feeding: If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount fed by 1/2 cup for every 6 oz 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 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.

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The CORE Difference

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.

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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.



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



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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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  • Recommended for older dogs

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    My Chihuahua is missing most of his teeth and this is one of the only dog food out there that is semi soft and healthy for him. He’s almost 13 and can’t eat hard food any longer and I won’t feed him canned food so this is a great happy medium. He loves the flavor!

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    I had been searching for a semi-soft kibble for my Yorkie who recently had extensive dental work including extractions. He isn't able to chew dry kibble like he used to. In addition, I'd been researching high protein foods. I was excited to find this food with so many good reviews. My poodle and maltipoo just love it but, unfortunately, the Yorkie hasn't tried it yet. I think he'll come around once his current health issue is resolved. I'm really happy the poodle loves it as she's quite picky.

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    I so wanted my furbabies to like this food because it's very highly rated by Dog Food Advisor.com. Unfortunately, neither of my girls would eat it. After trying it once, my 15 month old Yorkie refused to eat it again!!!

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  • for finicky eaters

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    This is the only food my Shitzu will eat! It's tender which is hard to find in a kibble. My dog won't touch raw meat or any other kind of kibble.

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  • Great service

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    What I wanted was only found on chew! The delivery was so fast! I was surprised! Love it!!

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  • Premium food

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    I ordered this food as my sister in law feeds this to her pup and highly suggested I try.. My golden retriever loves it, there is not a drop left in his bowl when finished and often times in the past would walk away from his dry food. Not this time

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  • Dog Candy for the soul

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    My dog went crazy for this food. We tried so many samples of other dog foods. He would turn away from everything except for this Core dry food. He will do just about anything for this food. We use it mixed with other dog food and for treats. He wants to eat it like candy. Its crazy. We'll keep buying it.

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  • I love everything about it!

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    This food is such a convenience. Many times, I don't have the time to open the can, if I'm rushing out the door. However, this stuff? My 36-pound Pomeranian LOVES it just as much as the wet food!

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  • Yum! My dog likes it!

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    My dog gives it 2 paws up! She picks it out of all her food.

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  • Dogs loved it too much!

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    Really excellent dog food, even my picky old dogs loved it. They actually thought that they were treats and it all was gobbled up way too fast. If you have one or two small dogs it would be a perfect food, but if you have larger dogs like mine? You would go through all of the bag in 24 hours. Still I highly recommend it!

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