WELLNESS CORE Grain-Free Kitten Formula Natural Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag - Chewy.com

Wellness CORE Grain-Free Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food

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About This Item


  • 100% grain-free kitten recipe is made with turkey and fish as the first two ingredients for the protein to support growing muscles.
  • Provides optimum calories for growth and development, and antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies to support immune health.
  • Salmon oil provides DHA omega-3 fatty acids to support healthy brain and eye development, plus vitamins, minerals and essential taurine.
  • Fortified with proprietary ActiCoat probiotic coating to help support healthy digestion, and flaxseeds for coat-nourishing omega-6 fatty acids.
  • Made in the USA with the world’s finest ingredients without any wheat, wheat-gluten, corn, soy, eggs, or artificial preservatives, colors or flavors.

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About Wellness CORE Dry Cat Food

Something for Every Cat

Satisfy any kitty with a variety of protein-rich recipes—from classic Chicken to delectable Salmon & Herring—plus special formulas for kittens and indoor cats. Choose from CORE high-protein kibble or CORE Digestive Health kibble with pro-biotic coated pieces to easy digestion.

Flavor Cats Crave

Bring delight to every meal with the protein-packed deliciousness of Wellness CORE natural cat foods. Each recipe is rich in meaty flavor and full of nutrient-dense nutrition, so you can feel good about feeding it to your feline friend.

Food Your Cat Will Love

Wellness makes every recipe based on the nutritional philosophy that pets, because of their primal ancestry, will thrive on a natural diet comprised mainly of meat. Each meaty bite of Wellness CORE is packed with quality animal protein along with nutrient-dense superfoods and added nutritional supplements. Your cat will love the taste.

Fresh, Whole Food Ingredients

Wellness CORE uses a balanced profile of quality, natural ingredients to create nutrient-dense meals you can feed every day. Each recipe is scientifically crafted to provide the ultimate nutrition and never contain meat by-products, corn, wheat, soy or artificial colors, flavorings or preservatives.


Quality animal protein gives every bite an amazing flavor cats love.


Provide vitamin C and tannins that support preventing harmful bacteria from thriving in the urinary tract.


Contains antioxidant vitamin C and natural inulin, a soluble fiber which serves as a prebiotic.


Rich in coat shine-boosting omega-3 fatty acids as well as fiber, which helps move food through the digestive tract.

Advanced Nutrition to Fuel Your Cat’s Best Life


Omega fatty acids provide skin and coat support you can see and feel.


Protein-rich formulas promote a healthy weight and strong muscles, plus added nutrients help nurture joint health.


High-quality animal protein promotes lean muscle development. Special indoor CORE formulas with fewer calories provide healthy nutrition for a less-active lifestyle.


Balanced, whole food nutrition helps foster healthy immunity and overall well-being.


Prebiotics and probiotics help aid healthy digestion.

About Wellness

Wellness is committed to creating nourishing, innovative, natural foods to help your furry friends enjoy a lifetime of happiness and health. Their team of animal lovers, nutritionists and vets is dedicated to finding new ways to help dogs and cats thrive. For thoughtful recipes made using high-quality, natural ingredients, choose Wellness—for nose-to-tail wellbeing!

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Questions & Answers

13 Customer Questions

What is the carb content of this formula on a dry matter basis?
Answer by ChewyJun 22, 2021
This recipe contains 13.04% Carbohydrates on an as fed basis and 14.17% Carbohydrates on a dry matter basis.

how many cups are in the 5lb bag?
Answer by ChewyNov 08, 2019
The 5-lb bag contains approximately 20-cups of food.

what is the calories in core kitten
Answer by ChewyAug 31, 2021
This recipe has a calorie content of 497 kilocalories per cup (kcal/cup) on an as-fed basis.

How large are the kibble pieces?
Answer by ChewyApr 26, 2021
The size of the pieces in this nutrient dense kibble are 7 mm in diameter.

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Rated 4.135 out of 5 stars
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163 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Tiki323 on Dec 25, 2022

my cat eats it no problem

I had no problem switching a new cat from some misc garbage kibble to this. I am lucky I do not have a picky eater on my hands, I am new to owning a cat! She is less than one year old but not a baby kitten. Maybe 7 months? I sometimes add water to the kibble as well. She will eat it no matter what I do to it. My cat's coat is also so smooth and shiny. Not sure if it is due to this food, or just an upgrade in quality in general. I jump around with whatever wet food I give my cat so this dry food has been the main consistent element since she came into my life a few weeks ago. It appears to be doing her good. 1 star off because I'm not convinced of the overall quality of dry food in general, lots of carbs.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ursula on May 2, 2023


Fast delivery . My cats are happy . I recommend and will recommend you to my friends .

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By AngelBuddyLillySpareTuff on Feb 26, 2023

All paws down, universal yuck

Rejected by both cats, not even the stray that lives under the shed will eat it.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By JVandy on Jan 10, 2023

Have to mix it

Cats will eat it only if mixed with the Pro 1 Kitten chow. By itself they play with it because it rolls.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Mary on Nov 19, 2022

The kitten food

My kitten ate the food and they had diarrhea they barely ate the food. So I switched over to something different. I never seen them get so sick off of food

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By cupcake on Jan 12, 2023

great nutritional value

Kitten don’t love love it but nutritious food for kittens growth. Fur all shiny now too

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Beverly on Jul 11, 2022

Kitten loves it!

I have a ~4month old kitten and when I first got her she was eating Iams Healthy Kitten. After looking at different kitten foods I decided to incorporate this the Wellness Core because it was grain free and had more protein in comparison. She's been eating a mix of the two and I think she prefers it more. I didn't have any issues adding this to her diet and she seems more eager to eat this kibble as well. Kibble size is fairly small, she doesn't have issues biting in. It's a bit pricey in my opinion so I would shop around for sales, but overall a great choice for my cat. I pair it with the same line of wet food and it's been working well the past few weeks.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Diana on Sep 13, 2022

Food Review

My 2 kittens like the Core kitten chow. No fillers, grains or other ingredients cats don't naturally eat. They are healthy and their fur is soft and shiny. The only reason for 4 stars is the smell!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By FelViesLoveLife on Mar 16, 2022

I would eat anything you serve ...But I won't eat that....

14 kittens and their moms and not one of them liked this. Mixed it into other kibble so they eat it by proxy but sadly not a 'storm the banquette' apparently. We have special diet cats so need to do grain free otherwise I'd totally go back to Royal Canin mom and kitten kibble. RC is expensive but at least a big go to for any picky eater. This Core kibble sadly is not especially considering the price. Their wet is a big favor though as shown in the pic, the kibble not so much :(

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SabrinaJade on Aug 27, 2022

Kittens love this food

Bought this brand for the first time and the two kittens love it