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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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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224 Customer Reviews

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.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By CatMom488 on Aug 14, 2022

Trying For Weight Loss

My vet recommended this specific variety for weight loss of my cats, as this is a low carb dry food. I have two cats that I've started on this. There has been no vomiting and very mild soft stools in the one, which I am hopeful will resolve as he gets used to the food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By AMarie on Jun 10, 2022

Worth the price

My cats have the most shiney and soft hair coats imaginable along with great energy levels. What people may not realize is that cats don’t need to have an unlimited amount of food in their bowl at all times. My vet recommended how much food to provide. Doing this controls their weight along with controlling the cost of overall feeding making this more expensive high quality food more affordable. I feed Wellness brand wet food twice a day and some of this dry food. It’s high protein which is good for cats.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Katt on Sep 4, 2022

Rejected by the cat overlords

It might be great quality food but none of my cats want to eat this. They just cry at the food bowl like it's empty wanting something else.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kittyfood on Jul 12, 2022

Great cat food

I have 3 indoor cats and they love this food! It is also nutritional for them!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CarolynS on May 28, 2022

Cats Like It

This is good nutritious food. My cats liked it from their first bite. They are doing well on it.

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 Marjo 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!