Wellness CORE Grain-Free Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food

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  • 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.

How much crude ash does this contain?
Answer by ChewyJan 06, 2022
This recipe contains approximately 9.42% ash on an as-fed basis (approximately 10.24% ash on a dry matter basis).

What are phosphorus, magnesium and sodium levels for this dry?
Answer by ChewyOct 27, 2021
On an as-fed basis, this recipe contains approximately 1.55% phosphorus, 0.166% magnesium and 0.47% sodium. On a dry matter basis, this recipe contains approximately 1.68% phosphorus, 0.180% magnesium, and 0.51% sodium.

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149 Customer Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By FatTony 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 lazy on Jan 7, 2022

not that tasty but I like it

First I agree that compared to many other brands, wellness is not that tasty. Here is the way I feed my 5 month 6.7lb kitten: I give him 1/2 cup of wellness kibbles every morning. When I come home from work, I mix the remaining with 1/8 cup Instinct kitten kibbles which is more tasty but with more fat. Before I go to sleep, I mix the remaining kibbles with 1/2 3 oz wellness canned food. He loves canned food the most and will finish all of them. Why do I insist wellness even when my kitten is not that into it? Because ingredients come first to me. I like the ingredients of wellness and price is reasonable. My kitten was with less muscle compared to other kittens at the same age when I adopted him. I changed his kibbles from a cheaper brand to Wellness complete health and now wellness core. His weight increases around 2 lb/month. He is now full of energy and his fur is shiny and soft. I believe wellness contributes a lot. I plan to rotate the food like 3 times per year. Wellness would definitely on my list.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Affineur on Jan 24, 2022

Good for the whole family

I am feeding two omnivore eight months old kittens, recent rescue s, and one middle-aged ginger tom rescued about three years ago. All three felines are inhaling grain free CORE kitten food with great relish. The kittens eat anything and everything, but the senior cat is very fussy and his opinion really counts. Yes kitten food is higher in calories, but he is satisfied with less so he's not gaining weight. Win all round.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Erica on Mar 4, 2022

Kittens will not touch.

I have two kittens niether of which will eat this particular food, I have been feeding them wellness complete nutrition for kittens & they eat it with no problem.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CatTree on Feb 14, 2022

Wellness core grain free kitten formula dry cat food

She loved it. She’s not too crazy about the wet so I mix this in with the wet and it does the trick.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cilla on Feb 23, 2022

Love At First Bite

My two young cats love this food and I’m glad there is a kitten food available.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By JB00 on Nov 25, 2021

Kittens did not like it

This is the second Wellness product I tried. My adult cats did not like the wet food and my Kittens do not like the dry kitten food, so back to Blue Buffalo dry Kitten food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SmittenKitten on Dec 8, 2021

100% Approved Webster & Bean

My kittens were on the standard Wellness food but started to not finish their meals so I switched up with this version and they love it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Thickthighs on Nov 29, 2021

Kitties growing strong

I buy this for my kitties to nibble on when I’m not at home. It’s helping them grow strong and they have such soft shiny coats.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By sylvia on Aug 8, 2021

good formula but not my kittens favorite

I’ve bought two bags of this and I think my kittens prefer the old ones (I used to feed them the big bag of purina one). They don’t finish it as fast as the other cat food, and they’re not too excited about the food when I give them. It’s also a little crumbly when you get to the bottom, sometimes I need to use a colander to sift it out. Overall I think it’s a good kitten dry food, it would be great if my cats like them more.