Wellness CORE Grain-Free Chicken, Turkey & Chicken Meal Indoor Formula Dry Cat Food

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Nourish your favorite feline’s primal essence with the protein-rich nutrition of Wellness CORE Grain-Free Chicken, Turkey & Chicken Meal Indoor Formula Dry Cat Food. With deboned chicken as the very first ingredient, this nutrient-dense, grain-free recipe contains all the protein needed to help your indoor cat maintain lean muscles and an ideal body condition. It’s fortified with antioxidants, omega fatty acids and probiotics to make sure her immune system, skin and coat, and gastrointestinal systems stay healthy and strong throughout her long life. You can be sure your furry friend is getting everything she needs to thrive from the core with this premium-quality diet that contains no wheat, fillers, or artificial ingredients.

Key Benefits

  • Real deboned chicken is the very first ingredient in this protein-rich, nutrient-dense recipe; contains no meat by-products or fillers.
  • Flaxseed provides essential omega-3 fatty acids to support healthy skin and coat; added glucosamine and chondroitin supports joint function.
  • L-Carnitine helps the body utilize fat, while natural fiber helps maintain healthy weight; proprietary Acticoat probiotic coating helps support healthy digestion.
  • Fortified with vitamins and minerals for whole body health; antioxidants including cranberries support overall immunity support.
  • Made in the USA from the world’s finest ingredients without the use of wheat, wheat-gluten, corn, soy or eggs; contains no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors.

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  • Weight
    11.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Wellness CORE
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Indoor, Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Potato Protein, Tomato Pomace, Pea Fiber, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Cranberries, Chicory Root Extract, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, L-Carnitine, Mixed Tocopherols Added to Preserve Freshness, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Beta-Carotene, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, 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

3,561 kcal/kg, 445 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 38.00% min
Crude Fat 12.00% min
Crude Fiber 5.00% max
Moisture 10.00% max
Calcium 2.20% max
Phosphorus 1.60% max
Vitamin A 25,000 IU/kg min
Vitamin E 200 IU/kg min
Taurine 0.10% min
L-Carnitine 100 mg/kg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 3.00% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.5% min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding Dry Alone (cup) Daily Combination Feeding (cup)
4 - 7 lbs 1/4 - 1/3 1/4 + 3 oz Can
7 - 10 lbs 1/3 - 1/2 1/3 + 3 oz Can
10 - 15 lbs 1/2 - 2/3 1/2 + 3 oz Can
Cats over 15 lbs Add up to 1/4 cup for each additional 2 lbs of body weight

Transition Instructions

This food is formulated for adult, non-reproducing cats over one year old as kittens and pregnant or nursing mothers have special nutritional requirements. It is important to slowly transition your cat 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 cat may tend to eat more of this food. Watch initially to see if you need to adjust regular eating patterns. Give your cat 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 cat's diet. Nutrition is the foundation of wellbeing, but be sure to give your cat plenty of love, exercise and see your veterinarian regularly!

Nutritional Support for Indoor Cats

Wellness CORE Indoor Formulas provide lifestyle specific nutrition for healthy and happy indoor cats. Protein-rich and fish-free, CORE Indoor is made with naturally gluten-free ingredients and is complete and balanced for everyday feeding. These recipes include antioxidants, vitamins and probiotics as well as Omega fatty acids to nourish the skin and coat.

Nutritional Support for Indoor Cats
Optimal Health to the CORE

Supporting Your Cat'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.

Why is CORE Different?

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.



Excellent source of Vitamin C and unique natural source of tannins (astringents found in plants) that help prevent harmful bacteria from thriving in the urinary tract.



Excellent source of iron, iodine, potassium and trace minerals as well as Vitamins A, D, B12 and folic acid, and has a high digestible protein level.



Supplies good quantities of iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, and silicon, and is thought to reduce stool and urine odors.



Contains vitamin C, an antioxidant, and provides important health benefits as a natural source of inulin, a soluble fiber which serves as a prebiotic.



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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  • Kibble is entirely too small for my Big Adult Cat.

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    This kibble is ridiculously small Bought this for my Big Boy cause he's the only one of my cats who will eat dry food. Changed from Crave to this because it's supposed to be healthier. I'm so sick of these companies shrinking everything down to scavenge more money. Doing it to our Pets food is going too far. My cat cant or wont eat this food because of its tiny size. He hasnt eaten all day. I'm hoping it's a temporary hold out because of the food change but I feel I made a Huge Mistake picking this brand. I will never buy this teeny tiny kibble brand again.

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  • Cats hated it

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    My cats LOVE Wellness canned, so I thought I would try the dry as well. My cats sniffed it and walked away. Even the strays outside, who aren’t usually picky, wanted nothing to do with it. Maybe other cats like it, but my two didn’t. It was disappointing because I know Wellness makes quality food.

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  • Great protein and low carbs

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    I had to switch to a high protein, low carb diet in my multi-cat household. PROs- The cats like this brand and did not snub their noses to it. The ingredients are wholesome and more along the lines of what they would eat in the wild. Very healthy food. CONs- STICKER SHOCK! Wow, is it expensive! I was shocked at how small the bag was once it arrived. I guess that is the price we pay for healthy food. Other than having to take on a 2nd job to cover the cost of this new food, I am very happy with the product.

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  • Was hoping

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    I really wanted to like this. The pieces are small and it doesn't smell too bad. The ingredients read well, and for my convenience, the bag has a zip-type seal to help keep it fresh. However, none of my three cats would even give this food a second glance. They walk way from the bowl, throwing offended glances in my direction.

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  • Cats are trying to bury it.

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    They were ok with the first bag, it's not their favorite, they ate just enough to curb hunger which is fine because it appears to be a healthier kibble. I tried it again. But this bag must not be the same. I have 7 indoor cats and 4 of them are wanting to bury it.

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  • Cats are Not A Fan

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    I bought this to try to give to my epileptic kitty. He needs a grain free, high protein diet. My cats eat it reluctantly and I just realized I can't give it to my epileptic baby cause it has Rosemary Extract. A pass for us.

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  • Nutritious and feline-approved

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    I switched my two 1-year old cats to this from Science Diet a few months ago, and they love it. It took them about a week to fully adjust to the new food though. They both seem more energetic now. And my bigger cat even slimmed down enough that he can now jump onto the kitchen counters when he couldn't before. I feel even better buying them this food because it's made in the USA and is grain-free.

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  • Cat's didn't like it

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    We use other Wellness products and my cats love them all. We bought this to add/mix to their food. They won't eat it. Next time I will get a sample first. I recommend Wellness overall just not this product.

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  • They are not sure if they like..

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    My rotten cats are not sure if the like it or not. They eat it but not as fast as other food..The litter box doesn't smell as bad as it did with the other food..So, I'm all for it..

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  • My kitties won't eat it

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    I appreciate the ingredients, but neither of my cats would eat it. I even tried mixing it with another brand of dry food and they would just eat around it or pick the Wellness pieces out and leave them scattered around the bowl :/

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