WELLNESS CORE Grain-Free Large Breed Puppy Deboned Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food, 24-lb bag - Chewy.com

Wellness CORE Grain-Free Large Breed Puppy Deboned Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food, 24-lb bag

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  • Developed to promote whole body health.
  • Helps support healthy bones with calcium and phosphorus.
  • Crafted to support healthy growth and development with DHA.
  • Fortified with omega fatty acids, antioxidants, glucosamine, probiotics and taurine.
  • Formulated using advanced natural nutrition that combines premium protein with nutrient-rich superfoods.

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About Wellness CORE Dry Dog Food

Grain-Free, Protein-Focused Food

Your dog’s primal ancestors ate mostly meat, and Wellness CORE believes a meat-centric diet will help your pup thrive, too. CORE’s grain-free formulas are filler-free and packed with quality animal protein, plus supplements for added nutrition.

Wholesome Grains Formulas

The protein-packed nutrition of original CORE balanced with easy-to-digest wholesome grains—it’s a winning combination that helps support a strong heart and muscles and healthy immunity. These all-natural recipes will help fuel your pup’s best life.

Kibble Your Dog Will Love

Every Wellness CORE recipe balances optimal nutrition with flavor that’ll make your best friend sit up and beg. Wellness has been crafting natural pet food for almost 100 years, with the goal of keeping furry friends happy and healthy, so they can truly thrive.

Made with Fresh, Whole Food Ingredients

All natural recipes, a balanced profile of wholesome ingredients, and no meat by-products, artificial colors, flavorings, preservatives, corn, wheat or soy. Wellness CORE lets you feed a nutrient-dense diet that’s appropriate for every day and designed to help your dog thrive.


Full of antioxidants and water-soluble fiber, and also just good to the core.


Bursting with vitamins A and C, potassium, fiber and antioxidants, with delicious fresh fruit flavor and gorgeous color.


Full of carotenoids like beta-carotene and lutein, plus the antioxidant phytochemical quercetin.


An excellent source of fiber and minerals. Also, a rich source of beta-carotene, an essential antioxidant for neutralizing free radicals.

Developed to Keep Dogs in Top Form

HEART HEALTH: Optimal taurine and protein levels help your dog develop strong muscles. Each Wellness CORE formula is designed with heart health and longevity in mind, to help ensure your best friend can spend as many vital years by your side as possible!

SKIN AND COAT: A shiny coat and healthy skin are health indicators you can actually see, so Wellness includes omega fatty acids to nourish them from the inside out. Help your buddy look, feel and smell his best, so he can be his best self every day.

DIGESTIVE HEALTH: A healthy gut is essential to good health, so CORE includes prebiotics and probiotics to help maintain a strong digestive system. Help keep your pup happy and stress-free by fostering proper digestive balance every time he eats.

STRONG JOINTS: Optimal levels of glucosamine and chondroitin nurture strong joints and healthy mobility. Every CORE recipe includes a healthy helping of both, to help keep your dog running and playing like a champ for years to come.

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

18 Customer Questions

What makes the nutritional value in this different than in the core wellness puppy formula? And why is this better for a large breed puppy over the original puppy formula?
Answer by ChewyMay 21, 2018
This Food is specifically formulated for the needs and growth of a large breed puppy rather than the overall growth of any size puppy. This formula has a high concentration of animal protein made with added nutritional supplements to satisfy hunger and support the health of large breed puppies.

Do they make this in a larger bag? My German Shepherd pup blow through this stuff like a werewolf chomping a victim on his first full moon!
Answer by ChewyJun 29, 2018
At this time, the 24 pound bag is the largest bag available.

At what age should I switch my Labrador puppy to Core adult large breed food?
Answer by ChewyJul 07, 2019
You should switch to an adult dog food when your puppy is anywhere from 18 months to 24 months old. Large or giant breed puppies take a little longer to reach maturity, and many of them are still growing until they turn two years old. As always, consult your veterinarian before introducing a new food into your pet's diet.

I am a little confused. I asked previously about wellness core being fit for large breed, and was told it covered all puppies. Why do you now have a specialty large breed? What is the difference between the large breed and the regular puppy?
Answer by ChewyMay 21, 2018
The regular Wellness Core puppy food is made for all breed size puppies including Large breeds but the Large breed version is made specifically for Large breed puppies.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By PamK on Dec 14, 2022

Wellness Core Puppy

Just adopted a sheepadoodle pup and he is growing like nobody's business!! Just over 10 pounds at 7 weeks old and seems to get bigger everyday. He loves all food, but the exclusive brand his breeder recommended just didn't seem to fill him up and left him with some diarrhea. We slowly transitioned him to this (we have used Wellness Complete for our other dogs, as well as Taste of the Wild) and he is just thriving on it! In the beginning, we wet it down and with one of the 3 meals a day, I added some cooked oatmeal to round out the grain free diet for heart health. The pup loves it, the one year old dog sneaks some, too. I have to say, when the food is wet, it really does smell like chicken, not like other dry dog foods. Highly recommend it for fast growing pups who will weigh 100 pounds in a blink of an eye!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By ReaK on Oct 3, 2022

gave my GSD puppy diarea

this food gave my 7 months old german shepherd puppy diarrhea. At first, i thought it was the treats I was giving her or other problems, but after sorting it out realized it was the food. I Don't recommend it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Loki on Dec 31, 2021

Maligator approved

This food was a life changer for Loki. At 11 weeks he was the biggest of his litter at 20lbs and sort of attentive. The dog food I had him on was just not cutting it. He was losing his weight. I changed to this and he had a growth spurt and began packing on muscle. He’s now a lean energetic and so much more attentive and locked on during training sessions.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By chuck on Dec 15, 2021

happy camper !

My 5 month old Akita loves this kibble. She was hesitant at first but ended up loving it. I also sometimes switch it up and give her a mixture of wet food a topper. By a different brand. It’s a bit pricy but she loves it. So I usual go to the local store in town. Her coat and everything looks lovely as well.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dana on May 23, 2022

Puppy food choice

I have a Newfoundland puppy and he loves the food!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By SAAAY on Aug 16, 2021

Good product

Our Golden puppy switched from another brand that was recommended by her breeder. Dog enjoyed this dry food at first, and then she started to take time to finish them. I am still searching best dry food for her, so I switched to another brand. She seems to be enjoying another brand, but I prefer this food's ingredients. We may come back to this brand. I do recommend this product. Only one problem is this brand does not have smaller bag, so people can't try it out first.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Tank on Oct 15, 2021

Cane Corso Puppy

My Cane Corso is 18 months old now and I've fed him this brand from the onset. I mix it with slightly cooked muscle and organ meat. He loves it! He's 125lbs and still growing.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LoRu on Oct 2, 2021

Puppy loved it

Puppy loved the food. Great bite size for treat too. I add my own mix of fresh grain (per vet's order) so pup doesn't develop heart disease.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Shylodad on Jul 21, 2021

Mastiff approved!

My pup switched to this once we picked her up from breeder who was on Royal Canin. The pup loves it. I do mix in 1/3 can Orijen Puppy wet dog food at her night feeding as well. She cleans her bowl 4 times a day and is growing perfectly according to her vet. Went from 18lbs at 8 weeks to 48 lbs at 15 weeks. Never had a stool issue, very little gas ever. Great product, great shipping!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dante on Aug 30, 2021

Can’t ask for a better food

I switched to this food after doing some research I absolutely love how my dogs coat is not greasy anymore and how much energy he has nothing better then this food so happy I found it