Wellness CORE Grain-Free Wild Game Duck

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About This Item

  • Formulated using advanced natural nutrition.
  • Helps promote lean body mass, muscles tone and a healthy coat and skin.
  • Features high-protein duck, lamb, turkey, wild boar, rabbit and easily-digestible legumes.
  • Fortified for whole body health with antioxidants, probiotics, vitamins, minerals and omega fatty acids.
  • Does not contain any meat by-products, fillers, grain, corn, soy, wheat-gluten or artificial preservatives, colors or flavors.
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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 IngredientsDuck, Lamb Meal (source of Glucosamine), Chickpeas...Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal (source of Glucosamine), Chicken Meal (source of Chondroitin Sulfate)...Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal (source of Chondroitin Sulfate), Chicken Meal (source of Glucosamine)...Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal (source of Glucosamine), Chicken Meal (source of Chondroitin Sulfate)...Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal (source of Glucosamine), Chicken Meal (source of Chondroitin Sulfate)...
Health FeatureN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Special DietGrain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-ProteinGrain-Free, Weight Control, Gluten Free...No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free, Weight Control...Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-ProteinGrain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein
Breed SizeSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsExtra Small & Toy Breeds, Small BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Extra Small & Toy Breeds
Food FlavorDuck, Boar, Poultry, MeatChicken, PoultryTurkey, PoultryChicken, PoultryChicken, Poultry
Food FormDry FoodDry FoodDry FoodDry FoodDry Food

Questions & Answers

18 Customer Questions

How many cups are in a 26 pound bag? And what are the Calcium and Phosphorus percentages?
Answer by ChewyMar 08, 2018
This recipe contains 1.10% Phosphorus and 1.78% Calcium on an as fed basis. There will be approximately 4 cups per pound of kibble. 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.

To add variety to my dogs diet, is it okay to switch up flavors within the same wellness core brand without having to transition your dog? Would this still cause digestional upset and diarrhea?
Answer by ChewyAug 02, 2017
This is not a rotational diet so a transition between formulas will help the dog's digestive tract.

I noticed in the new ingredients list there is no Taurine. Why is this? I read it is important to have Taurine in grain free dog food.
Answer by ChewyDec 02, 2019
This variety contains 0.36% Taurine content on an as fed basis (0.39% on a dry matter basis). The taurine is naturally derived from the meat content and is not added synthetically.

When changing from one flavor to another of Wellness Core, do you still need to transition the food over a 7 day period?
Answer by ChewyOct 27, 2017
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.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By GSLOVE on Apr 26, 2022

This also has lamb meal

So far, i think my dog is good but i didn't notice prior to buying that it has Lamb Meal. i was trying to get my dog off lamb because it's possible she is allergic. She had digestive issues shortly after switching to a lamb based puppy food. So, when i saw the lamb meal after receiving it, i was nervous to try it. its my own fault for not zooming in on the bag. I have a large 26lbs bag now, so hopefully the "meal" isn't as prone to digestive issues, but I may switch again to something strictly Rabbit, Duck, or Salmon and just be more observant on next go.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Holder on Mar 30, 2022


Both our schnauzers love this food! We free feed and have had no problem. One of our schnauzers used to get car sick but after switching to this food he has not gotten sick once!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ILoveDogs on Apr 5, 2022

Quality and Nutrition

The ingredients in this food are awesome. If you can't cook homemade or raw, it's a good choice

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Petmom on Apr 2, 2022

Core Duck Dry Food

WOW! My dogs just love the duck flavor in this food & I love that it's grain-free.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Geosho on Oct 29, 2021

Wellness core grain free wild game duck is superb food

I have a fussy male Dutch Shepherd who we have had for a year and a half and just never liked any food that we've given him and we've gone through three dozen until now. The Wellness Core Grain Free Wild Game Duck combined with the canned Wellness Lamb is a combination he has been devouring without fail for about a month and a half now with no signs of giving up. He would always pick at part of his food, then walk away, come back again a bit later, then walk away and still leave plenty a food left half the time. This he devours from the first get-go. Our Boxer/Rottweiler who eats everything eats just as well, but it is great food and highly recommended.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Wishy on Jan 18, 2022

Star’s food

Star was a picky eater, but now she loves CORE wild game. The only problem is that she wants more than the recommended amount!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By boola on Nov 8, 2021

Hard for dog to chew

My Yorkie loves her duck flavored food topper so I thought she would enjoy this but she had a difficult time chewing it. It was a shame because she looked like she wanted to eat it, but I think it was hurting her gums. I wish she could have tried it before we wasted our money.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ginny on Jan 17, 2022

Two thumbs up

My dogs love this food. Had to switch from another brand. So glad they enjoy this one.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Steve on Feb 17, 2022

good food for dogs

My pitty loves the food, but took a little bit on this flavor.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Classic on Nov 29, 2021

Loyal User

I have used Wellness products for more than 16 years, my little fellow was never sick a day in his lifetime!!