WELLNESS CORE Grain-Free Original Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal & Chicken Meal Recipe Dry Dog Food, 12-lb bag - Chewy.com

Wellness CORE Grain-Free Original Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal & Chicken Meal Recipe Dry Dog Food

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  • Specially formulated to be packed with protein to help optimize overall health.
  • Fortified with omega fatty acids, antioxidants, glucosamine, probiotics, taurine, vitamins and minerals.
  • Crafted using carefully chosen ingredients that include premium proteins, fruits and vegetables.
  • Developed without any meat by-products, fillers, corn, soy, wheat-gluten or artificial preservatives, colors or flavors.
  • Designed to encourage lean body mass and muscle tone, support a healthy coat and skin, and promote whole body health.

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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

23 Customer Questions

Is this dogfood human grade?
Answer by ChewyAug 25, 2020
This recipe is not guaranteed to be human grade. Wellness sources all of their protein ingredients from partner suppliers who are able to meet their exacting quality standards-- standards that enable them to deliver consistently safe, premium-quality food for pets, including no use of growth hormones/antibotics and raising animals on a regular diet of quality feed. Their suppliers also must comply with local, state and federal environmental standards. As such, their protein sources have been raised in the most environmentally friendly and humane way possible.

How many cups in a bag
Answer by ChewyApr 15, 2021
There will be approximately 4 cups of kibble per pound. The 4 pound bag will have close to 16 cups, the 12 pound bag close to 48 cups and the 26 pound bag close to 104 cups.

How much sodium per 100cal does this food have?
Answer by ChewyAug 01, 2019
This dog food contains .23% Sodium on an as fed basis and .25% Sodium on a dry matter basis. It also contains .63 grams of Sodium per every 1,000 kilocalories and 0.26 Sodium for every 8 cups.

Is this potato free ? My dog is allergic to potatoes
Answer by ChewyApr 06, 2019
This recipe does contain potatoes. For a complete list of ingredients, click the “Nutritional Info” tab, next to the “Description” tab, just under the product photos.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Timmy on Dec 4, 2022

Dogs Love It

I was giving my two dogs less expensive dry food augmented with a dollop of canned food. Everyone seemed happy and then I needed food and came across Wellness Core on clearance at a local store. I bought it and my dogs loved it. I decided to switch to only the Wellness and cut out the canned food. My dogs still love it and I believe my older dog has become more active and enthusiastic. I really see a very significant increase in her playfulness and joy. I attribute this to the Wellness and would not consider switching again.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Kate on Nov 4, 2022


As the title says, there are ants in this food. I received a bag that was absolutely crawling with ants. Chewy kindly sent another bag (and shout-out to Tyron, the awesome and kind Chewy rep I spoke with). The replacement bag also had ants in it. Chewy says the bags were shipped from different warehouses so this must be an issue with the manufacturer. This is great food, my dog loved it and was doing well on it, but I can't handle dealing with ants, so I'm switching to another food.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By MaxA on Nov 22, 2022

Difficult to Chew

Have a 14 lb. Terroir/Poodle mix that is more finicky than a cat. Purchased this product for and alternative test. Well, he liked the flavor but had extreme difficulty in bitting through the rock like pellets. Due to this, he could only consume 1 pellet at a time. I cannot recommend this product for smaller pets.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Bella on Sep 7, 2022

Older dog heart issues

I have been feeding this to my older springer spaniel for two years switched so older and younger dog could be on same food. Younger dog just put down due to formal diagnosis diet induced DCM. My older dog had begun to show signs of lethargy and heavy panting when walking. Changed food and saw huge improvement in my older dog. Talk to your vet about best food for your dog! This food does have high quality ingredients which we had studied in other foods extensively

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Kontiki on Sep 7, 2022

Dyes? And??

I bought a small bag. My dog is white. His paws and anywhere he licked turned brown and the poo stuck to his rear end and died his coat dark. I have never had this happen before with any dog food. Not sure if I got a bad bag or what.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Georgie on Dec 2, 2022

I am reviewing Dog Food

Thus far my German Shepard is doing really well on this food, no itching or ear infections.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By JoeS on Nov 20, 2022

Never again

Wellness Core gave my shepherds bloating, diarrhea and bad flatulence

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Marg on Aug 1, 2022

Woody loves Core!

Our 2+ yr old rescue dog, Woody, really enjoys his meals! It is very hard fir him to sit still awaiting the command that it’s ok to eat. He never misses a bite nor leaves a crumb, licking his bowl clean every time!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Pickle on May 14, 2022

Maybe not for sensitive tummies

My dog has been having stomach issues for about 3 weeks now and after many calls to the vet, samples taken, etc., were pretty sure it’s the food causing her distress and middle of the night emergency bathroom trips. We’ve used this brands treats since she was a baby and she’s always loved them so figured she would also love their food! She does seem to like it, but after slowly taking her off her puppy food and fully feeding just this food I don’t think it’s best for long term. We made it through the largest bag and a half before deciding to switch. She must have a sensitive stomach or be allergic to something, we’re thinking. So, we’re going to try a limited ingredient food next and fingers crossed we all get a little more sleep! I think it’d probably be great for most dogs, but if your pup has a sensitive tummy maybe not.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cannoli on Jul 5, 2022

Wellness Core for the Win!

I have an English Bulldog that has been on Wellness Core since Birth. Recently switched due to a recommendation but quickly returned after dealing with food and skin allergies. Cannoli is back to herself with Wellness Core.