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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 and salmon oil provide 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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  • Item Number
    119567
  • 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

Ingredients

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!

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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.

CRANBERRIES

CRANBERRIES

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.

DRIED KELP

DRIED KELP

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.

YUCCA SCHIDIGERA EXTRACT

YUCCA SCHIDIGERA EXTRACT

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

CHICORY ROOT EXTRACT

CHICORY ROOT EXTRACT

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

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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  • Our Saving Grace

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    I have been feeding Wellness Core Indoor to my 10yo cat for a few years now, and it has been a great food for her. She is a picky eater with some sort of food allergy which caused her to gain a bunch of weight, she has allergies, asthma and a sensitive stomach (ugg). We tried many foods including many of the most well brands which caused many a problem, I was at my wits end when I finally found Wellness Core, she ate it happily and has had no ill effects. She is still overweight but is healthy and happy.

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  • I'm happy with the ingredients

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    It's been a little while since I settled on this food for my cats, I looked at a lot of brands before choosing this one. I feed mainly wet food, I think it is much better for them, but my two cats were eating the dog's dry food every chance they got. It was like Doritos to them, especially the fluffy one, who I think was eating more of that than her own food. I finally gave in because dog food doesn't have some of the essential nutrients for cats, so if the fluffy one was going to rely on dry it had better be cat food. She loves it. The other cats likes it as well, although she doesn't act as much like a junkie about it. It seems like the fluffy one got a little fluffier. I do worry about them It's been a little while since I settled on this food for my cats, I looked at a lot of brands before choosing this one. I feed mainly wet food, I think it is much better for them, but my two cats were eating the dog's dry food every chance they got. It was like Doritos to them, especially the fluffy one, who I think was eating more of that than her own food. I finally gave in because dog food doesn't have some of the essential nutrients for cats, so if the fluffy one was going to rely on dry it had better be cat food. She loves it. The other cats likes it as well, although she doesn't act as much like a junkie about it. It seems like the fluffy one got a little fluffier. I do worry about them gaining too much weight, so I don't let them free feed. … more

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  • Best According to Reviews but My Cat HATES It

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    Initially when I got it, I was so excited, since it seemed to be the healthiest option out there. I liked that it was all natural ingredients, and I don't want anything but the best for my cat. I also change my cat's food pretty frequently, so I didn't think there would be a problem with this. BUT my cat HATES this food. He won't even eat it, and he isn't picky at all. I thought he might be sick, but I gave him a bowl of my roommate's cat's food, and he gobbled it up. Also, it is ridiculously expensive. Definitely will not be re-buying this. I gave it two stars rather than one, because it does have an amazing list of ingredients.

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  • Hypercalcemia is gone!

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    My cat had been eating regular Wellness Indoor for about 6 years with no problem. Back this spring I noticed she wasn't eating as much and seemed to have lost weight. After taking her to the vet, it was determined she had hypercalcemia (excess ionized calcium levels). The vet did multiple tests to rule out possible lymphoma and it was determined hers was "idiopathic hypercalcemia" meaning there is no real cause. We decided to switch her diet to something that was grain free. This was on a list of recommended diets and being that she had eaten the regular one for years prior, this seemed like an obvious choice. My cat LOVES it! Her appetite immediately picked back up and has maintained in the My cat had been eating regular Wellness Indoor for about 6 years with no problem. Back this spring I noticed she wasn't eating as much and seemed to have lost weight. After taking her to the vet, it was determined she had hypercalcemia (excess ionized calcium levels). The vet did multiple tests to rule out possible lymphoma and it was determined hers was "idiopathic hypercalcemia" meaning there is no real cause. We decided to switch her diet to something that was grain free. This was on a list of recommended diets and being that she had eaten the regular one for years prior, this seemed like an obvious choice. My cat LOVES it! Her appetite immediately picked back up and has maintained in the 3 months since we switched her! We went back for follow up blood work earlier this week and today the results came back - her ionized calcium levels are down significantly and within the normal range. The vet said switching her food worked! … more

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  • Finicky Cats

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    I changed from the Wellness Indoor Weight Control as wouldn't eat it. They liked The Wellness Core Grain Free for about three days and now could care less. Have no clue what other options are. I know it is a great food, I just think my cats no longer care for dry food and a can a day of Wellness wet food is beyond my budget. We tried and I appreciate all your help.

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  • Great food choice!

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    We have four indoor cats, and I've been looking for a food that gives them shiny, smooth, and healthy coats, and that won't upset their stomachs. A friend's cats had that kind of coat, and she recommended this food. I've slowly switched mine over, and have noticed a huge improvement in their coats already. Their stomachs seem to like the food as well, which was also a concern. So, I'm very happy with this food!

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  • the cats meow

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    Cats love to graze on the new bit size. I was surprised in the smaller size of the morsels & new packaging. Noticed hardly any shedding with the grain free, even with the fall weather change.

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  • Good food but my cats aren't impressed

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    I purchased this food based on the ingredients. I have 4 cats, one does not care for fish and another is allergic to eggs - this eliminates 90% of the dry cat food on the market that I am able to feed. Wellness CORE has a decent kibble shape/size, kind of like a cylindrical pea. Because of the good I'm giving it 4 stars, but I will not buy it again as my cats seem to not care for either the taste or the kibble shape - the same half cup of food has been sitting in the dish for 2 days now.

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  • My Cats Love This Moist

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    I keep it refrigerated to avoid mites, add a few tablespoons of water because cats are notorious for not drinking enough water (salt-free tuna water occasionally). My 2 cats gobble it up 2x's a day (every 12 hours). The only issue is they have more stool than other 4-5 star brands but they're happy? I'm happy.

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  • Healthy Choice for Kitty Kids

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    Switched both of my kids to this food a year ago as the 10 year old was overweight and I wanted the 3 year old on a healthy regimen. After trial and error with other recommended brands, they love this food. Feed the recommended amount for each of them twice a day. My big boy now has a healthy weight and the little girl is very healthy. Very few hairballs and both have soft, healthy fur. Great product. Worth the price to keep my babies healthy.

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