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

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

By Wellness
Rated 4.4566 out of 5 stars

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About This Item


  • Crafted in a smaller kibble size for easy eating.
  • Formulated with chicken, turkey, salmon oil, fruits and vegetables.
  • Features advanced nutrition to provide a complete and balanced diet.
  • Supports healthy growth and development as well as lean body mass and muscle tone.
  • Fortified with antioxidants, probiotics, vitamins, minerals, glucosamine, taurine and omega fatty acids—including DHA.

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Questions & Answers

28 Customer Questions

Is this food good for large breed puppies? Is the calcium level low enough for a large breed puppy?
Answer by ChewyOct 05, 2017
The formulation is for all size dogs and the calcium levels are balanced for a developing dog of any size.

I see the 4 lb and 12 lb bags say "Made in USA" but not the 26 lb bag, is the 26 lb bag also made in the USA? Also, are all the ingredients sourced in the USA?
Answer by ChewyAug 13, 2017
The 26 pound bag of Wellness CORE Grain-Free Puppy Chicken & Turkey Recipe Dry Dog Food is also made in the Unites States. Wellness will source ingredients outside of the United States depending on its quality and availability.

Please inform me as to what is chicken and turkey "meal"?
Answer by ChewyMar 08, 2018
Meal is made by grinding the protein after it has been rendered (cooked in a stew-like way but at high temperatures) and then dried so it'll contain a higher protein content and low moisture which helps provide the pet with the most nutritional value on the food.

I’m getting a chihuahua puppy will the 26 lb bag expire before she eats it all.
Answer by ChewyOct 08, 2019
Ideally, dry dog food should be consumed within six weeks of opening the bag. 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. We recommend comparing how much your pet(s) will consume in that time to the appropriate bag size, so that it maintains its freshness.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gracie on Oct 15, 2022

Finally a food my puppy loves!

I have a 9mo old Border Collie puppy who is very picky and has a sensitive stomach. We literally tried 6 other dog food brands that either gave her diarrhea or she would just pick at and not eat them well. Thank you Wellness for making a great dog food!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By CorgiMom on Jul 7, 2022

Neither puppy will eat it

After almost 20 years of having corgis, I have 2 puppies who are picky eaters. This food has a great ingredient list, and their poops are good on this food, but they will not eat it unless I dress it up with beef liver or shredded cheese. Now that they're 1 year old I'm switching them to the brand that their older sister is enjoying.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By puppymominSF on Sep 17, 2022

puppy does not like the flavor

Our puppy will not eat this. She will only eat it when it is mixed with raw or with wet food. As soon as we are done with this bag, we will be changing brands.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Barkalot on Jun 25, 2022

Training Camp

She loves this brand, but it's too costly. So we will need to change the brand unfortunately.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ObiWan on Mar 14, 2022

Great flavor!

Obi really likes this flavor! I normally have to mix his food with something else but not with this.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Hoosierdaddy on Jan 16, 2022


Chewy has fast shipping and great costumer support. The Wellness Core puppy food is loved by our dog. He cleans the bowl out!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on Jan 29, 2022

Great ingredients

My dogs love this food, but I buy it for the quality of the ingredients.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By corgimom on Aug 6, 2021

Corgi puppy not a fan

I started giving my corgi puppy this good from the time I got him (obviously transitioning him slowly from breeder food to this) and it was reluctant at first but I thought it could be just because he wasn’t food motivated and stressed because of being in a new environment. However, it never warmed up to it and I had to mix Ollie fresh food with it for him to even touch it. The only reason I didn’t return it was because I thought he’d start liking it (obviously was wrong) and because the nutritional value is so great, and the fact that protein is so high with lower crude fat which is essential for corgis as they need higher protein but prone to weight gain (and yes I know puppies shouldn’t worry about weight gain but still). After the bag was done (when he was 6 months) I changed him to Orijen puppy food and boy let me tell you, he LOVES meal time now. More than Ollie fresh food and definitely more than this food. So I’d recommend this food IF your puppy will eat it. The kibble is also larger and harder than Orijen kibble and other puppy foods, just a warning for smaller/medium size puppies.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Gldpaws on Sep 24, 2021

Don’t bother

This used to be a great food but Wellness has changed its formula and puppies get diarrhea on it. Both my puppies and my client’s puppies did not do well on it. They don’t make the canned formula that went with the dry so not sure what the problem is. Won’t be using in the future.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By george111 on Dec 3, 2021

A-1 wellness

my two little dogs love the tiny bites and will eat dry or mixed. they are happy so I am happy