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Wellness CORE Grain-Free Puppy Chicken & Turkey Recipe Dry Dog Food

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Wellness CORE is based on the nutritional philosophy that pets, based on their primal ancestry, thrive on a diet mainly comprised of meat. Each formula is packed with a high concentration of quality animal protein, without fillers or grains, along with a proprietary blend of botanicals and nutritional supplements. This unique, grain-free recipe supports and nurtures your pets inside…their essence…their core. To create a protein-focused diet the Wellness Way, they carefully control the quality and quantity of the ingredients they use, and pay close attention to the individual properties of each inclusion. From source to bowl, they make no exceptions! If you are looking for a food with more meat and no grains, CORE is truly a more thoughtful alternative. This diet delivers the meat content you’re looking for, while creating a balanced profile of high quality, natural ingredients appropriate for everyday feeding.

Key Benefits

  • Natural, limited ingredient diet for dogs with food sensitivities or food allergies
  • High-quality chicken as the first ingredient
  • Does not contain grains, gluten or wheat
  • Easily-digestible formula with probiotics and prebiotics
  • Nourishes healthy skin with flaxseed

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  • Item Number
    52018
  • Weight
    26.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Wellness CORE
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Puppy
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

New Formulation: Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Potato Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Ground Potatoes, Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Salmon Oil, Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Bananas, 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, 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.

Old Formulation: Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Potato Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Ground Potatoes, Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Salmon Oil, Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Beta-Carotene, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Pyroxidine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Biotin, Folic Acid], Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate], Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Bananas, Choline Chloride, Mixed Tocopherols Added to Preserve Freshness, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Taurine, 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.

Caloric Content

417 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 36.0% min
Crude Fat 18.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 1.5% max
Phosphorus 1.0% max
Vitamin E 400 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 3.50% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.6% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)* 0.1% min
Beta-Carotene 5 mg/kg min
Total Lactic Acid Microorganisms* +80,000,000 CFU/lb min

Feeding Instructions

Weight ( lbs) 6 - 12 Weeks (/day) 4 - 6 Months (/day) 7 - 9 Months (/day) 10 - 12 Months (/day) 12 - 18 Months (/day)
2 1/2 1/2 1/3 1/3 Adult
5 1 1 3/4 2/3 Adult
10 1 3/4 1 2/3 1 1/3 1 Adult
15 2 1/2 2 1/4 1 3/4 1 1/2 Adult
20 3 1/4 2 3/4 2 1/3 2 Adult
30 4 1/3 3 2/3 3 1/3 2 3/4 Adult
40 5 1/2 4 3/4 4 3 1/3 Adult
60 6 1/2 5 1/2 4 2/3 4
80 6 3/4 5 3/4 5
100 6 3/4 6

Transition Instructions

It is important to slowly transition your puppy 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® CORE® each day, so that you are feeding 100% Wellness® CORE® by day 7.

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Supporting Optimal Health

Supporting Your Dog's Optimal Health to the CORE

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.

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.

The CORE Difference

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.

BROCCOLI

BROCCOLI

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

SPINACH

SPINACH

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

CARROTS

CARROTS

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

KALE

KALE

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

APPLES

APPLES

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

GROUND FLAXSEED

GROUND FLAXSEED

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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    Switched our 8 week puppy over from a different puppy chow to Wellness Core mostly because I wanted him eating as healthy as possible. I took the recommended 7 days for the switch & he suffered no ill effects. He eats it without any problem, but to be fair he ate the previous puppy chow without any problem too. He's a German Shepherd/ Lab mix, therefore a large breed puppy... my only qualms with this food is the high protein, thus far everything I've read tells me that he should be getting a lower percentage of protein in his diet. I'm really happy with the calcium/ phosphorus ratio & the high DHA levels compared to other puppy foods I looked at. I highly recommend this food- so does Zorro Switched our 8 week puppy over from a different puppy chow to Wellness Core mostly because I wanted him eating as healthy as possible. I took the recommended 7 days for the switch & he suffered no ill effects. He eats it without any problem, but to be fair he ate the previous puppy chow without any problem too. He's a German Shepherd/ Lab mix, therefore a large breed puppy... my only qualms with this food is the high protein, thus far everything I've read tells me that he should be getting a lower percentage of protein in his diet. I'm really happy with the calcium/ phosphorus ratio & the high DHA levels compared to other puppy foods I looked at. I highly recommend this food- so does Zorro, our pup. Once he has reached his full growth, I can see us coming back to Wellness Core Grain Free. … more

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    My pug likes this food (he's crazy about food, in general). He seems very healthy and happy and has a nice shiny coat. It's been a little more strenuous on his digestive system, causing him to have softer stools and often having two stools in a 20-30 min. walk. Overall I think he likes it and it has good ingredients. I think all the grains and fillers in other foods made his stools firmer, but seemed less nutritious for him based on the ingredient list.

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    My puppy loved this! After trying a couple of other foods and having tummy issues, I looked into this one for my girl. Thank goodness this one worked for her. She's eaten this for months and we are about to transition to the adult kind. Hopefully she'll like that just as much! I definitely recommend this one for those puppies who may have bathroom issues with other foods.

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    I love Wellness Core and have been feeding my older dog (a miniature dachshund) the adult small breed formula of this line for years. So when I got a new puppy I decided to stick with the same brand, as my other dog does great on her food. I was happy with the delivery and the freshness/quality of the food. Unfortunately for a small breed puppy (another miniature dachshund) the kibble size is a bit too much for her to handle. I have to add water to help her chew it. The kibble is 2x bigger than the small dog adult formula of the same line. So I guess just a heads up if you have a smaller puppy.

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  • My dog hates it!

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    My dog Bella has been on Orijen Large Breed puppy food until I could not get it on Chewy.com any more, So I tried wellness core and she does not like it at all, I heard so many good reviews on it so I bought it for her but she just refuses to eat it, wish I could say better but I can not.

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    I'm new to having a baby dog but well versed on geriatric pups so I was not familiar with the best puppy chow or the Wellness Core brand. So far I love it and my pup loves it! He can't wait to eat EVERY MEAL! His coat looks amazing and he's a happy boy! I feel good about giving him a grain-free food too. Very very pleased.

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    I wanted to commit from the get go with a good quaility food without the "specialty price" my puppy loves this! Has had NO problems at all...we have tried the wet " petite entrees" also and love them as well!

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  • Great food but pup wouldn't eat

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    I bought a small bag of wellness core going to switch my pup from blue freedom. He would eat the foods mixed together, but I decided to offer them separate, and he will only eat the blue. He refuses to touch the wellness. I was really hoping this food would work out, but maybe I just have a picky eater.

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    We adopted a Burmese Mt dog puppy and she loves this food. We have 2 more older dogs who also eat wellness dog food and I highly recommended it. Chewy delivery is very fast. Ordered on Monday and it's coming Wednesday. Can't beat that other than going to the store and getting it myself.

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    I tried this brand after chewy stopped selling our normal brand (Fromm) and it became just too hard to find. While mixing it with our puppy's normal brand he seemed to do fine. But once we transitioned over to all Wellness he seemed disinterested. No more running to the bowl and vigorously eating all his food. He would eat, then leave, then come back and eat. And there were times he'd sit and just stare at me like, I don't want that.Total change from what he was doing. It didn't seem to bother him, no bathroom changes, etc. I could just tell he didn't love it. We have since switched to blue buffalo puppy and he is back to running to his bowl and trying to get into the bag while I'm getting his I tried this brand after chewy stopped selling our normal brand (Fromm) and it became just too hard to find. While mixing it with our puppy's normal brand he seemed to do fine. But once we transitioned over to all Wellness he seemed disinterested. No more running to the bowl and vigorously eating all his food. He would eat, then leave, then come back and eat. And there were times he'd sit and just stare at me like, I don't want that.Total change from what he was doing. It didn't seem to bother him, no bathroom changes, etc. I could just tell he didn't love it. We have since switched to blue buffalo puppy and he is back to running to his bowl and trying to get into the bag while I'm getting his food. … more

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