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

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

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About This Item


  • Crafted into a smaller kibble size for easy eating.
  • Features turkey, chicken, salmon oil, fruits and vegetables.
  • Packed with protein and wholesome grains for optimal calorie content.
  • Fortified with antioxidants, probiotics, vitamins, minerals, glucosamine, chondroitin, taurine and omega fatty acids.
  • Made in the USA using only the finest globally sourced ingredients.

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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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Questions & Answers

22 Customer Questions

Is there a puppy version of this same food and flavor?
Answer by ChewyJun 27, 2018
We do carry the Wellness CORE Grain-Free Puppy Chicken & Turkey Recipe Dry Dog Food.

What is the ash content of this product?
Answer by ChewyJul 13, 2018
The ash content of this food is 9.5%.

Can my senior dogs eat Wellness Core small breed grain free protien rich nutrition kibble mixed with some fresh boiled chicken thighs and broth?
Answer by ChewyJun 11, 2018
This food is formulated for adult dogs. For senior dogs, we recommend feeding Wellness CORE Grain-Free Senior Deboned Turkey Recipe Dry Dog Food.

Do they use humane sources for their meat? No factory farm animals, etc.?
Answer by ChewyAug 16, 2018
Wellness uses Venison, Lamb, Rabbit and Salmon Meal sourced from New Zealand, Australia, Italy and Chile.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Wellness on Feb 20, 2023


We've been feeding our dogs this brand for a long time. Close to 20 years. It has brought our dogs nutrition like no other brand we've tried. Teeth, gums, weight, energy, hair/nails, etc. All with big improvements once I quit buying the inexpensive food. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lois on Dec 26, 2022

Small breed: Wellness Core

We took over the care of my son's two dogs when he & his wife split up. They were eating a no name puppy kibble because the younger of the two was still under a year old. The youngest pup just had her first birthday in December, so I searched for a good dry food for the two of them. They both were not eating very well & I had been feeding them a banana occasionally, just to make sure they ate something. The Wellness Core was received by both dogs very enthusiastically and they eat now when they are fed. That's a win in my book!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Lish on Feb 17, 2023

Dogs prefer the wellness core with Kibble

My dog Rollo doesn't like it at all, but other dog Coco will eat anything but he isn't doesn't like it all that either. They both prefer the Welness Core brand with Kibble that's also in a pink bag.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bentleysmom on Feb 23, 2023

My pup loves it

My rescue, Bentley (A mini poodle, mini schnauzer, dachshund, maltese, chi) loves this food. I blend it with the Wellness puppy dry food and put a topper of wet food on it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By mocha on Mar 10, 2023

my mocha baby loves this food

The 4lb bag isn’t enough. She eats so much of this but her weight hasn’t been affected. My baby loves this food

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Vanessa on Oct 9, 2022

10 plus years of this food!

I find it odd that pet owners give items poor reviews just because their pet didn’t like it. That doesn’t make it a bad product! My toy poodle/Jack Russel terrier will be 12 this year and we have been buying this food for her since she was a year old. She has NEVER had any health problems, bowels are regular, she enjoys mealtimes. I highly recommend.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By rarefilly on Aug 13, 2022

Horrible taste

I was looking for a grain free dog food and thought this would be a good food to buy. Boy was I wrong. The kibble is tiny stars and no smell to it at all. My small dogs refused to even touch it. They smelled it and walked away. They are good eaters. Don't waste your money. Very dissappointed.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cherilyn on Jun 3, 2022

Enjoying Core

Have been feeding my maltese mix the small breed variety of No Grain Core for nearly six years. She does not pick at her food. When she decides she is hungry, she almost cleans the bowl! The cat treats are for my 10+ year old fixed male cat. He patiently waits for me to get out of bed and then hops on the bedroom cat tree and meows until I open and give him the Seafood Medley Temptation treats, 5 each morning, 6 on Sunday. Then he goes off on his day, batting paper balls around, mock play with the dog or napping wherever he wants.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Jack on Oct 17, 2022

Bag ripped

The. Bag was ripped and dog food was loose in the chewy box

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Thor on Jul 15, 2022

Good food for healthy dogs

Been feeding my dogs for 8 years. No tummy or allergy issues . Would highly recommend food and Chewy!! Great customer Service!