Wellness CORE Grain-Free Puppy Formula Canned Dog Food, 12.5-oz, case of 12

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Did you just get a new little four-legged friend that's full of energy and loves a tasty meal? This Wellness CORE 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. It is a unique recipe that supports and nurtures your pup's inside...their essence...their CORE.

Key Benefits

  • 30% more protein than Wellness Just For Puppy Formula
  • High-quality protein sources support higher energy needs
  • Herring serves as a natural source of DHA
  • Carefully controlled nutrient levels
  • Complete and balanced for everyday feeding

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  • Food Texture
  • Brand
    Wellness CORE
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Wet Food
  • Lifestage
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


Turkey, Chicken Liver, Chicken, Turkey Broth, Herring, Chicken Meal, Menhaden Fish Oil, Carrageenan, Guar Gum, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Alfalfa Meal, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Cobalt Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement.

Caloric Content

509 kcal/can

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 12.0% min
Crude Fat 8.0% min
Crude Fiber 0.5% max
Moisture 78.0% max
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0.04% min

Feeding Instructions

When fed alone to puppies, feed 1/2 can per 51/2 lbs of body weight per day. For combination feeding, reduce dry by 1/2 cup for every 1/2 can wet.

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.

Nutritionally Balance for Puppies

It's important that puppies receive the proper nutrition in order to grow healthy and strong. Wellness CORE Puppy Formula is complete and balanced with carefully controlled nutrient levels that are ideal for puppies. This yummy recipe is made with high-quality protein like herring to support higher energy needs and provide a natural source of DHA to support cognitive development.

Nutritionally Balance for Puppies
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.



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



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



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



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



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



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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  • Best canned puppy food around!

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    I'd done tons of research and I'm convinced Wellness is the best overall brand with a suite of choices. I settled on the CORE line after more research...I combine the wet and kibble and my dog loves it.

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  • Stop shipping me dented cans

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    While I like Chewy.com, I've received numerous dented cans of both dog and cat Wellness food. My most recent order of Core puppy food, contained at least half of the cans had significant dents, one of which I would describe as bashed. Everything I have read over the past 50 years advises to reject purchasing anything in cans that are dented. I am placing one last order, if it is like the last one, I will no longer purchase these items from Chewy as it is obvious that these cans are dented before shipping.

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  • Puppy loves this food

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    My 31/2 month old puppy sucks this food down like there is no tomorrow. I mix it with dry wellness food.

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  • Meat based food

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    Meat based canned foods are rarer than I knew. Great food with a good percentage of actual meat

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  • Perfect for our bulldog puppy!

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    This is the perfect wet food to add to out bulldog puppy's Health Extension dry food!

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  • NOT BPA-free

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    Disappointed in Wellness. I read on their site the 12.5 oz cans have BPA after I purchased. Do NOT buy!!!

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  • Worked for my puppy!

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    Puppy was not eating well after having to be placed on strong antibiotics. This was the solution! She is back to eating again and healed!

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  • Highly Recommend

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    My puppy wasn't eating his dry food so started adding a tablespoon twice a day to his dry food and mix it up really well. He loves it and licks his bowl clean!

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  • Great moist food

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    My German Shepherd loves this,his dish is clean as a whistle after he is done & i love the idea that this brand of food,snacks,treats are made in the usa.

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  • Puppy doesn't like the food

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    I can't speak to the quality of this food but our pup didn't want anything to do with it. I've tried heating it up, adding more water, adding her dry food in there. Nothing works, she doesnt want it.

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