Wellness CORE Grain-Free Original Formula 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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Health FeatureHairball Control, Urinary Tract Health, Appetite Stimulation...Skin & Coat Health, Appetite Stimulation, Digestive Health...Appetite Stimulation, Skin & Coat Health, Digestive Health...Appetite Stimulation, Urinary Tract Health, Digestive Health...Vitamins & Minerals
Special DietGrain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-ProteinGrain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No SoyNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free, Gluten Free, High-Protein, RawGrain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free, IndoorGrain-Free, High-Protein, Natural, No Corn No Wheat No Soy
Food FlavorChicken, Turkey, PoultryTurkey, Duck, PoultryTurkey, PoultrySalmon, Seafood & FishGuinea Fowl, Duck, Turkey, Poultry
Food FormDry FoodDry FoodDry Food, Freeze-DriedDry FoodDry Food

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.

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 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.

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 4.1475 out of 5 stars
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217 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Betty on Feb 1, 2022
Top 500 Contributor

Not a favorite

Wellness is a very good product but for me I don't like this kibble. Mom says I'm too skinny so she is trying to fatten me up, this is high calorie. I'm very elderly and fussy about what I eat. She is going to give it to the outside cats that hang around in my yard if I don't change my mind. All because I don't like it doesn't mean your furry friend won't either.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By pmjo on Apr 28, 2022


As always, service was prompt. I like their very large inventory of pet food and all you need for your pet.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Jane on Apr 20, 2022

Chewy Rocks!

This is the most lovely organization with the most lovely employees. So rare these days. Thank you Chewy!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Corricopat on Dec 10, 2021

As expected: excellent product, on-time delivery, well boxed.

Any complaints I ever have are mostly about damage to cans or other items during shipping, which are quickly and justly resolved at Chewy by friendly & knowledgeable online staff. I have no complaints about CORE generally, since I can still afford the fry catfood, but the doubling of the price for 95% canned CORE catfood will send me looking for alternatives. Chewy is resiliant as a corporation. ( I'd love to work for them in customer service, but I cannot leave home for a month´s training anywhere, sadly.) Wellness, CORE Original dryfood for cats arrived intact and fresh.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By KimD on Dec 4, 2021
Top 10 Contributor

Kitties Loved This Kibble

I have 6 cats, 2 are kittens. I keep a self feeder of kibble available at all times. My cats can be ungodly picky. Its a given that at least 1 will snub any particular brand but I have found that if I mix several brands in the feeder that all cats will happily eat it. When I get a new food I always put out a separate bowl to see if they like it or if there is any digestive issues before adding it to the feeder. This variety was well liked on the test run. I would repurchase.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Catmom2 on Jan 26, 2022

Healthy food

I was hoping my cats would eat this because it’s very highly rated for nutrition but sadly they did not. I still give it 5 stars for quality. I give my cats zero stars for wanting to eat well !

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Jenny on Feb 19, 2022

Won’t eat it

My cat doesn’t like this dry food although she loves the wet food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Critter on Aug 24, 2021

Wellness brand cat food is great

My cat loves these and digests them well. Shes been eating them for about a year now and has not turned her nose up at them once.. I love the pouches, so easy to use. Have on auto ship and chewy never disappoints. They've even gone over and beyond before. Thanks

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By whyarethereworms on Jun 11, 2021

Worms in Dry Food

I have tried to find a way to contact Wellness, but on the website it just provides contact options for retailers and not people with issues such as this. I got two of these bags because they were on sale. Recently my cat has started to stop eating her dry food completely. This prompted me to check why and I found these tan-brown worms. They hide under/around the little dry food pellets (see pictures). I have never had an issue like this (same environment, same temps) with another dry food brand last summer. But to be sure I cleaned the entire area and obviously the bowls as well and the placemat. I then opened a BRAND NEW bag of the same to be sure. Same little worms. I think they are meal worms, but I am not sure and would prefer if these weren't in the dry food at all. I am definitely disturbed by this and feel terrible I fed it to my cat. I am in the process of contacting Chewy about this.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By AnnK on Nov 16, 2021

Wellness Core

I have used this brand for over 4 years. My cats tolerate well!