Wellness CORE Grain-Free Original Formula Natural Dry Cat Food

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About This Item


  • Real deboned turkey and deboned chicken are the first two ingredients 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 a smooth, lustrous coat.
  • Antioxidants including cranberries offer naturally unique dietary contributions and overall immunity support.
  • Fortified with vitamins and minerals for whole body health; proprietary Acticoat probiotic coating helps support healthy digestion.
  • 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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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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Top IngredientsDeboned Turkey, Deboned Chicken, Turkey Meal...Deboned Chicken, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal...Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Peas...Deboned Duck, Deboned Chicken, Eggs...Deboned Chicken, Deboned Turkey, Chicken Liver...
Health FeatureAppetite Stimulation, Digestive Health, Immune Support...Digestive Health, Hairball Control, Immune Support...Appetite Stimulation, Digestive Health, Immune Support...Digestive Health, Eye Care, Heart Care...Digestive Health, Eye Care, Heart Care...
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Questions & Answers

20 Customer Questions

My bag had multiple tiny pin holes on the sides of the bag. They were patterned in a manner that made it look machine done....Anyone know why these holes are in the bag??? Thank you.
Answer by ChewyFeb 16, 2018
The manufacturer applies small holes on the sides of the bags to help with the bags being filled, without the holes the bags blow-out from the force of the kibble dropping.

What percent is carbohydrate?
Answer by ChewyMar 25, 2021
This recipe has a carbohydrate content of 13.04% on an as fed basis and 14.17% on a dry matter basis.

Is good for kittens also ?
Answer by ChewyAug 01, 2017
While this formula isn't specifically for kittens, it's for cats of all life stages.

What counties do the ingredients for this cat food come from?
Answer by ChewyJan 25, 2018
Wellness will source their high-quality ingredients within the United States depending on availability. However, certain ingredients will need to be outsourced (i,e: Lamb, Venison, Duck, Rabbit, Vitamin Packs, etc.) to ensure top quality and freshness while meeting a reasonable price point for pet parents.

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Rated 4.0932 out of 5 stars
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236 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Queena on Sep 17, 2023

A big hit!

My cat loves it! It's a tad lower in price than another high-quality dry name-brand, which is why I decided to try something new. I may stick with this or switch off between them.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Grace on Jun 20, 2023

Tummy Trouble

I was super excited about this food- great ingredients, high protein, and I got it on sale. But it instantly gave my cat diarrhea and he stopped eating. My cat will eat literally anything, but not this. The day I switched him back to his old Purina food, the diarrhea stopped and he was all better. Back to voraciously eating and firm pooping. There are other reviews about similar tummy problems with this food. Not sure what the issue is.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By dz on May 25, 2023

picky eater approved.

My cat is a very picky eater. I’ve been feeding him hills science diet kibble and wet food a couple years now. He’s an outdoor/indoor cat so he’s very active. I wanted to switch him to something new to see how he’d adapt. Upon opening the box he immediately ran over sniffing it very curious. When it comes to kibble he’s a snob so I was pleasantly surprised when he ate the whole bowl I gave him to test it out. I ordered the core wet food as well, will be trying that out in the morning. So far so good though. Core may be my brand of choice from now on.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Binkaroo on Apr 6, 2023

No go with our crew :(

Our cats DO NOT like this. Even our least fussy cat will not eat it. He eats EVERYTHING! It seems kind of dry: maybe we got a bad bag or something (seems kind of dry), but I will not buy this again.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By gnocchi on Apr 25, 2023

good food but tore open in transit

wellness core never disappoints my cat. unfortunately this package arrived with a tear in the middle and the contents spilled everywhere

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By JoyceInHarmony on Aug 10, 2023

Even My Food-Obsessed Cat Won't Eat It

Three cats, three refusals to eat it,

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By athenabean on Jan 19, 2023

she likes it

I went through reviews and have stuck with this kitty kibble. I like the nutrition content and kitty likes the taste. No digestive issues. Kitty has been getting this kibble for about 7 years.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By cheese on Mar 28, 2023

my cat love it

The ingredients are very good, my cat like it very much.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MPsMom on Sep 23, 2022


My cat's been eating this for years, and he's a very picky eater (which is also why we've been on this diet for years + wet food to accompany). But when I opened my most recent bag, however, I noticed the kibble size is slightly larger now. Not sure if it's just my bag or if they've changed it all, but that was disappointing as it's such bad timing...my cat recently just got teeth extracted and he's now not as keen to eat due to the bigger size.

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

Lowest carb dry food for my barn cats

I take care of barn cats but I can’t get out there every day. The farm staff usually gives them canned in the mornings but unfortunately they still need to have dry food available. This is the lowest carb dry food I can find. They love seem it and are doing well on it.