WELLNESS CORE Ocean Whitefish, Herring & Salmon Recipe Natural Dry Dog Food, 26-lb bag - Chewy.com

Wellness CORE Ocean Whitefish, Herring & Salmon Recipe Dry Dog Food

By Wellness
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  • Specially formulated to be packed with 100% poultry-free protein.
  • Fortified with omega fatty acids, antioxidants, glucosamine, probiotics, taurine, vitamins and minerals.
  • Crafted using carefully chosen ingredients that include premium proteins, fruits and veggies.
  • 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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Questions & Answers

29 Customer Questions

I recently bought a 4lb bag at a pet store to try on my 9 years old Cocker Spaniel. Toby loves it. I was looking to order more because I'm out of town. But, this version has peas of 3 different types. This new version doesn't. I'd like to attach a pic, but don't see anywhere I can.

Does the core wellness ocean food have any chicken like your wild game food? My sweet girl is allergic to grain & chicken.
Answer by ChewyNov 02, 2017
This recipe doesn't have any chicken and works great for pets with sensitivities and allergies.

Please only answer if you have used the product in the way I am seeking. Has anyone seen a difference in tear staining after using this product?
Answer by ChewyJun 22, 2018
The dog food isn't made specifically for tear staining but we haven't had negative reviews for tear staining.

Do they (Wellness) measure the mercury content in the fish they use?
Answer by ChewyFeb 01, 2018
Since Mercury is naturally occurring in fish, Wellness tests their formulas to assure they are below non-toxic levels. All of the ingredients are approved for use in pet foods by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the Pet Food Industry Group (PFI).

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By HWonderpuppy on Mar 8, 2023

Excellent High Quality Food

I've always only used Wellness dog food, when we got a new pup he had digestive upset and we quickly realized he had food sensitivity... we transitioned him to the grain free Core made with fish and he's been great since; no more stinky dog farts, no more diarrhea. IMO, best doggy kibble. Not as good as going raw, but way more convenient.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By 2Shepherds on Feb 18, 2023

Unfortunately our Shepherd isn't impressed

Gave this a try since the ingredients were impressive and the Bixbi 11lb fish is hit or miss being in stock. Our female Shepherd is not impressed at all, sniffs it and walks away, and it stays in her bowl all day. I have to try different tricks with a variety of toppers to get her to finally eat it. Even though she's a large dog, she prefers smaller size kibble, which was another drawback with the Wellness Core. Won't purchase again, but it's a good company.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs1Meyee on Mar 22, 2023

Picky Charlie loves it

My picky toy poodle loves it. We normally have to add a scoop of can chicken to his food. I opened the bag and scooped some in my hand put it in front of him. He eat it all up no need to add chicken. I let him eat as much as he wanted I was happy to see him eat.

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

My dogs actually beg!?

This is the first dog food that both my German Shepherds absolutely LOVE! My boy is a picky eater and won't eat a lot brands, but he actually begs for this one! My girl lost a lot of her coat this Fall and this product made her hair grow back so soft! To me this dog food is worth every cent!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Fergie on Jan 29, 2023

Normally great

I've ordered this food for a couple years now. For some reason this last bag, one dog is broke out and the other has puked it up. I'm unsure of the date on the bag since I dump it into a sealed container to keep fresh. Had to order something quick to replace so mommy babies didn't go hungry or itchy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Beanso on Jan 16, 2023

Good morning, I ordered the wrong food

Good morning I ordered the wrong food for my dog. He hast to get off the grain free because of his digestives. We are giving him wellness core digestive health, so I need to cause cool grain free but I opened it and then my wife told me we could I have the wrong one. What do I do?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Davis on Dec 27, 2022

Great for dogs with arthritis

The levels of Omega 3s, glucosamine, and chondroitin are great for any dog that has arthritis or achy joints. And the ingredient panel is great too.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By CJTW on Nov 21, 2022

Ordered the wrong brand.

I ordered the wrong brand. I get Fromms with whitefish and Chewy doesn't carry it. Tried getting Toby to eat it, and he wouldn't. Ended up giving the bag away. Expensive lesson. It also, has ingredients that I don't feed him.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jewelorchid on Nov 17, 2022

Excellent food

We changed from the Wellness Core chicken to the ocean for our standard poodle. For some reason, she reacted much better to it and it has greatly improved softness and manageability of her coat. Cannot recommend enough.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By HANK on Jan 20, 2023

Dry food for 8month old puppy

He loves this food, was hesitant because other reviews said strong fish smell.did not find this to be true