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Wellness CORE Grain-Free Small Breed Turkey & Chicken 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

  • Formulated with high-quality protein to help support the higher energy needs of small dogs
  • Omega Fatty Acids from salmon oil for healthy skin & coat
  • Glucosamine & Chondroitin help maintain bone & joint health
  • Includes probiotics, botanicals, glucosamine and antioxidants
  • Complete and balanced diet delivers high quality, natural ingredients appropriate for everyday feeding

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  • Item Number
    52020
  • Weight
    12.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Wellness CORE
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Extra Small & Toy Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Old Formulation: Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Dried Ground Potatoes, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Beta-Carotene, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Pyridoxine 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], Choline Chloride, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Mixed Tocopherols Added to Preserve Freshness, Spearmint, Chicory Root Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Taurine, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.

New Formulation: Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Dried Ground Potatoes, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Choline Chloride, Spinach, Vitamin E Supplement, Broccoli, Carrots, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Kale, Sweet Potatoes, Taurine, Spearmint, Mixed Tocopherols Added to Preserve Freshness, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin 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, 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.

Caloric Content

396 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 36.0% min
Crude Fat 16.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 2.0% max
Phosphorus 1.3.0% max
Vitamin E 400 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 3.0% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.5% min
Glucosamine 250 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate 200 mg/kg min
Beta-Carotene 5 mg/kg min
Total Lactic Acid Microorganisms* +80,000,000 CFU/lb min

Feeding Instructions

Weight ( lbs) per day
2 - 4 1/4 - 1/2
5 - 8 1/2 - 3/4
9 - 12 3/4 - 1
13 - 16 1 - 11/4
17 - 20 11/4 - 11/2
21 - 25 11/2 - 1 3/4

Combination Feeding: If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount fed by 1/8 cup, for every 2 tbsp. of wet food.

Transition Instructions

This food is formulated for adult, non-reproducing dogs over one year old as puppies and pregnant or nursing mothers have special nutritional requirements. It is important to slowly transition your dog 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® each day, so that you are feeding 100% Wellness® CORE® by day 7.

CORE is highly palatable so your dog may tend to eat more of this food. Watch initially to see if you need to adjust regular eating patterns. Give your dog access to clean, cool fresh water at all times and feed Wellness® CORE® wet food in combination whenever possible, to increase the level of water in your dog's diet. Nutrition is the foundation of wellbeing, but be sure to give your dog plenty of love, exercise and see your veterinarian regularly!

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Wellness knows small breed dogs have specific requirements when it comes to their nutrition. That's why they developed a CORE Small Breed Formula especially for little dogs, providing optimal calories in a smaller kibble size. This recipe is formulated with high-quality protein to help support the higher energy needs of small dogs and Omega fatty acids from salmon oil for healthy skin and coat.

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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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  • Best dog food

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    We have tried several other food brands but nothing seemed to work for my two girls until we tried this. This has been the best food for them. My French Bulldog doesnt seem to have as many issues and my cavalier King Charles does not refuse to eat anymore. Chewy is the best. Customer service is awesome if you ever have to call. We will love Chewy and the girls get so excited when we get the box.

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  • Amazing!!!

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    We have always used this food for our little guy, but just tried Chewy for the first time...wow. Can not even believe the service! This was delivered to our door in just over 24 hours & with free shipping! i can not say enough great things & this was just my first time...will definitely order again.

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  • I LOVE CHEWY.COM!!!!

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    Wellness CORE is a great dog food; at least, that's what my dogs seem to think. It's array of natural products, including meat, make it a cut above grain-based foods. And I love Chewy!! I like the autoship feature, the flexibility to change shipping dates, and the free shipping to my door. I haven't been to a pet store in a long time, and I don't miss that. Keep up the great work!!!

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  • Excellent food & my guys love it!!

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    I did a lot of research on dog food as my dog aged. Wellness brand was at the top few of most lists and one that is affordable. When I switched from store brands, I could see a visible difference in her mobility and energy. She even got to a healthier weight, and I free feed. I am so glad I made the switch. I'll never feed food with grain fillers again. Thank you for offering the quality at a price I can afford.

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  • My Picky Dog loves this.

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    I have a very Picky Havanese. She will eat a food for about a week then go on strike. I have tried everything. I only buy 4 lb. bags because I know she might not like the product. She LOVED this food and has not tired of it. I did not even transition her I took her from what she was eating I went right to this product. No problem at all with changing foods. The kibble is a very small triangle and she loves small kibbles. I will continue to buy. I might add on a dog food research online it was rated as a 5 Star Food the best rating that was given to 10 dry dog foods examined by a Lab.

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  • wellness core small breed

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    I really wish my Chihuahuas liked this more than they do. they never finish it and pieces are always picked through and left on the floor. I mix it w beneful wet.

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  • Good for health

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    My dogs love their 3 different bags they get from Chewy. Will not change brand. They still won't eat any treats. I have given them to my neighbor's dogs. Thanks

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  • THE DOGS LOVE CORE!

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    I hope you don't get grossed out by this but I had a problem with my Lhasa Aspo eating his poop. I did some research and learned it may be that something was missing from his diet. I switched his food to CORE grain free and WOW, he LOVED it... inhaled it actually and has not repeated the poop eating pattern since! My daughter's little Dachsund mix loves it too!

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  • Wellness CORE grain free for small breefs

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    My chihuahuas love this food! Each piece is small enough for them to eat easily. They seem to love the taste as well. When I was changing from their previous food, they picked out the Wellness and discarded the other food!

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  • SMALL ROUND CHUNKS

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    My four mini-schnauzers were getting finicky about their old food and a friend recommended this brand, so I gave it a try. Still early to say if I would buy it again. The first feeding was not unanimous among all my dogs. They prefer the small flat pieces rather than round. Two dogs are 12 and their teeth make it hard to chew larger, crunchier pieces. Wellness is a great brand and it has a good blend of ingredients. Not ready to give up just yet.

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