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

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  • Specially formulated to help your dog maintain a healthy weight.
  • 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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Top IngredientsDeboned Turkey, Turkey Meal (source of Glucosamine), Chicken Meal (source of Chondroitin Sulfate)...Lamb, Turkey Meal, Yellow Peas...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas...Deboned Chicken, Potatoes, Peas...Chicken, Chicken Meal, Tapioca...
Special DietGrain-Free, Weight Control, Gluten Free...Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Sensitive Digestion...No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free, NaturalNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free, NaturalGluten Free, Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy
Health FeatureN/A, Digestive Health, Immune Support...Skin & Coat Health, Immune Support, Brain Health...N/A, Digestive Health, Immune Support...N/A, Digestive Health, Immune Support...Digestive Health, Immune Support, Vitamins & Minerals
Breed SizeSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large BreedsLarge Breeds, Giant BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
Food FlavorChicken, PoultryLamb, Turkey, Poultry, MeatChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultryChicken, Poultry

Questions & Answers

20 Customer Questions

Does China supply any ingredients for this food, and is every step of manufacturing done in the USA ?
Answer by ChewyDec 09, 2017
All of Wellness dry recipes are produced at their own manufacturing facility in Indiana. The wet foods such as the Simply Shreds line is manufactured in Thailand under very strict requirements from the FDA as well as the other formulas that are manufactured in the United States. As for ingredients, most will be sourced 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. Lastly, the Green Tea Extract and Mixed Tocopherols (a portion of them) are sourced from reputable suppliers in China.

What is the kcal
Answer by ChewyApr 10, 2018
This formula has 360 calories per cup.

How big is the kibble? I have two small dogs.
Answer by ChewyJan 01, 2018
The diameter of the kibble is approximately ½ of an inch.

How many cups are in the 12 pound bag?
Answer by ChewyNov 11, 2017
With there being approximately 4 cups per pound, this 12 pound bag will contain close to 48 cups.

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Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Dogmum on Jan 6, 2023

Diarrhea this bag

Been feeding this recipe to mt Terrier for years but this particular bag suddenly she has had diarrhea 😳, to the point of waking me in the middle of the night 🙄. She is eating, drinking and playing, no fever, otherwise happy healthy, no worms, has to be the food. No other diet changes. I don't feed scraps. The open bags are clipped closed and kept in a chest freezer in garage. I only bring in what is needed for short time. I can't help but wonder if we got we got a bad batch 😕 I always know when she is going need to go out, her tummy begins rumblings and she starts to pant. She runs out to the yard and her stool is just awful. I hate to change recipes on her if this was just a bad batch. She needs a diet food she gains weight easily. Just don't know what to do 🤔

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By carol on Jan 29, 2023

a good part of my dog's diet

I use this as a portion of my puggles diet. It has become a bit pricey, but I have had very good experiences with Wellness customer service, and years of quality product.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Stinnett on Jan 28, 2023

Great food

I have been feeding my schnauzers this for several years. Think it is a super company that has the interests and health of my canines.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By amcneill03 on Sep 16, 2022

like the ingredients

Researched this for quite some time after my dog was having acid reflux. Really like the ingredient list, pretty impressive. We started with a small bag just to see if she would like it. Ended up getting a larger size and not sure if she is developing an allergy from the food or a season allergy because she’s been chewing at her paws. Trying to find the culprit, don’t completely want to shut the food down but it’s the only newish item that has been brought into the picture. Really want to keep this food around. I’ve taken many other routes like, smaller meals, added bone broth to mealtime, yogurt, slippery elk supplement, etc. Shes been a lot better but I think the food is definitely an upgrade and would like to keep it around. We’ll see. Still impressed with the ingredients.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Grandma on Aug 27, 2022

Bad for my dog

Fed this to my never picky lab mix who could use to loose a few pounds. After a couple of weeks she was throwing up and not wanting to eat. We frequently change brands and proteins so we won’t have issues with build up of toxins from one particular brand. We try to get only high quality food. This is the 1st time in 8 years she was sickened by food and didn’t want to eat.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Beau on Jul 6, 2022

Skin problems

My dog was chewing all his hair off. Had him on medication that was expensive and not helping. Put him on grain free food, no more medication, no chewing and his coat looks great. And he enjoys the food

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Mike on May 13, 2022

Why is there so much dust in this dog food?

I've been feeding this dog food for a couple years, a 26 lbs. bag monthly. Every bag has at least a pound of dust in it. I have to shake the bag to get the dust to settle to the bottom. When I get down to the last 5-8 pounds I have to sift it. It worries me to give the dog too much of this dust not knowing if it has excess vitamins, probiotics, prebiotics etc. I really wish this issue would get resolved. The dog food does help manage my dog's weight and does give him a beautiful coat. If this issue ever get resolved I will give it five stars.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Joanne on May 21, 2022

As Expected

Wellness products are cosistently good. Unfortunately, to get my miniature schnauzer to eat it requires heavy doctoring. But, it has the fiber he needs to avoid anal gland issues. Fair trade.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By zoomom on Jan 24, 2022

Dear God, the Poop

I love wellness. I was super excited to try this for my hypothyroid girl, and on my other girl that needs a fat restricted diet. I bought two bags on sale, and did a slow transition. Man, the poop, though. They love it, they didn’t have loose stool during the transition but….my god. The huge logs. I’ve never seen such lorge stool coming out of my poor dogs. They went from pooping twice a day to about 4. Also, one of my girls began eating her own stool as well, which hasn’t happened since she was a puppy. While I do absolutely love Wellness. This food has not worked well for us.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JEHAY on Jun 28, 2022

Fat Too Skinny

Cody really loves it!!! Cody really loves it!!! Cody really loves it!!!