Wellness CORE Grain-Free Ocean Whitefish, Herring & Salmon Recipe Dry Dog Food

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Nourish your canine companion’s primal essence with the protein-rich nutrition of Wellness CORE Grain-Free Ocean Whitefish, Herring & Salmon Recipe Dry Dog Food. With real whitefish as the first ingredient along with herring, salmon and menhaden fish meals, this nutrient-dense, grain-free recipe contains all the protein needed to help your adult dog maintain lean, powerful muscles. It’s fortified with antioxidants, omega fatty acids, glucosamine and probiotics to make sure his immune system, skin and coat, joints and gastrointestinal systems stay healthy and strong throughout his long, active life. You can be sure your furry friend is getting everything he needs to thrive from the core with this premium-quality diet that contains no wheat, fillers, or artificial ingredients.

Key Benefits

  • Real whitefish is the first ingredient in this protein-rich, poultry-free recipe that also includes herring, salmon and menhaden fish meals; contains no meat by-products or fillers.
  • Nutrient-rich green vegetables like spinach, broccoli and kale deliver naturally unique dietary contributions.
  • Flaxseed and salmon oil provide essential omega-3 fatty acids to support healthy skin and coat; proprietary Acticoat probiotic coating aids digestive function.
  • Fortified with vitamins and minerals for whole body health; antioxidants including blueberries support overall immunity support.
  • Made in the USA from the world’s finest ingredients without the use of wheat, wheat-gluten, corn or soy; contains no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors.

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  • Weight
    26.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Wellness CORE
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


Whitefish, Herring Meal, Salmon Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Dried Ground Potatoes, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Fiber, Tomato Pomace, Natural Fish Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Spinach, Vitamin E Supplement, Broccoli, Carrots, Choline Chloride, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Kale, Sweet Potatoes, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols Added to Preserve Freshness, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, 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

417 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 34.0% min
Crude Fat 15.0% min
Crude Fiber 7.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 2.10% max
Phosphorus 1.45% max
Vitamin E 400 IU/kg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 2.0% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.80% min
Glucosamine 250 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate 200 mg/kg min
Beta-Carotene 5 mg/kg min
Total Lactic Acid Microorganisms* +80,000,000 CFU/lb min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding (Cups)
6 - 10 lbs 1/4 - 11/4
20 - 35 lbs 11/4 - 1 3/4
35 - 50 lbs 1 3/4 - 21/4
50 - 65 lbs 21/4 - 2 3/4
65 - 80 lbs 2 3/4 - 31/4
80 - 95 lbs 31/4 - 3 3/4
95 - 115 lbs 3 3/4 - 41/4

Dogs over 115 lbs: Add 1/3 cup per additional 10 lbs.

Combination Feeding: If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount fed by 1/3 cup, for every 6 oz of wet food.

Transition Instructions

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

Grain-Free, Protein-Focused Dry Food

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.

Grain-Free, Protein-Focused Dry Food
The CORE Difference

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.

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.



Great source of fiber and vitamin C and boosts the immune system, supports skin and heart health and helps the body release toxins.



Exceptionally rich in carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lutein, and also contains quercetin, a phytochemical with antioxidant properties.



Excellent source of fiber and minerals and a good natural source of beta carotene, an antioxidant essential for neutralizing free radicals.



Highly nutritious vegetable which is high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin and also a good source of calcium.



Good source of antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C and dietary fiber, which helps with joint problems and promotes overall gastrointestinal health.



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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  • Got rid of the Itchies!

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    I had itchy dogs (GSD and a Corgi) so thought I would try this. Not horrible itchy, but definitely some, especially the Corgi. They have been on Wellness, just not Core Whitefish. It's expensive so I'm being pretty critical about any improvements. THEY LOVE IT and NO more itching. I love Wellness and my dogs don't shed. Not even the Corgi. Thank you Chewy for the great customer service.

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  • My Dalmatian thrives

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    I rescued a Dalmatian from hurricane Harvey that was left. My fur baby thrives on this food. Her coat is so soft and shiny! I love that it has so many vitamins without having to give her an extra supplement. I could not decide between this and Merrick so I decided to see how this worked and this was the winner. She is healthy, happy , and beautiful

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  • Great for itchy dogs!

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    I have a 45 pound boxer/shepherd mix and this food is fantastic. I strongly recommend! I switched from Blue Buffalo after he started to itch. Then we switched to Nutro but that still made him itch and have terrible smelling gas. We tried the Ocean Formula and not only did this food stop him from itching, but I couldn't believe how shiny and soft his fur became! Even the groomer remarked on his shiny coat. Hope he continues to enjoy for a long time!

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  • Since getting my poochums I've been a big fan of wellness foods..

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    PeppaLuv has been on wellness since she was a puppy. We switched to Core about a year ago I think. It does have a slight fish smell but nothing overbearing. She loves it, I love it..so there you go! Happy pooch, happy petmom!

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  • The Best Dry Kibble I Found

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    I have been feeding Wellness Brand kibble for almost 13 years. I am proud to say that it has contributed to the excellent health and welfare of my many pups, some of them more than 15 years old.

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  • Wellness CORE Grain-Free Ocean Whitefish, Herring & Salmon Recipe Dry Dog Food

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    This is a great product but quite expensive for a dog who eats up to 6 cups a day. She is on a restricted fish-based diet. I'm going to try switching to the American Journey Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe and hope she does well on it. The American Journey has a 5-star rating on Dog Food Advisor so I'm confident she'll be getting a quality product.

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  • I love this brand and this website.

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    My dog loves this food. I also love the fact that I save money Everytime I buy food for my furr babies. They can get expensive so this really helps. Thanks chewy!

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  • Vizslas coat are so shiney!!

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    Within a month of feeding my 2 vizslas coats really started shine!! They have been on it for like 5 months now and there coats are so slick and shine like they are wet! Wellness core definately lives up to there food! My dogs love it and it sure has made there coats beautifuo!

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  • She is eating again.

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    With a generous offer from Chewy and Wellness Foods my dog is eating again. This food is new to her and of course I mixed it in for a week to her old food. It is Wellness Core Seafood and she likes it. She has been liking Seafood kibble in the past and this one is more reasonably priced then the previous food. So we'll try it for a couple more months and see how she does. Thank you Chewy and Wellness!!!!!

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  • First food that my dog actually LOVES

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    My dog is not a big eater. He hardly ever finishes his bowl of food. I have tried many different brands and flavors, but it has always been the same result. A friend suggested that I try this food. The first time I gave him this food, he actually stood there and finished his entire bowl! I could not believe it! Now, he eats his entire bowl almost everyday!

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