Wellness CORE Wholesome Grains Puppy High Protein Dry Dog Food

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About This Item

  • Features a savory flavor that dogs love.
  • Developed to promote whole body health.
  • Packed with protein, fiber-rich grains and nutrient-dense superfoods.
  • Fortified with omega fatty acids, antioxidants, glucosamine, probiotics and taurine.
  • Crafted using advanced natural nutrition to support lean body mass, muscle tone and a healthy coat and skin.

About Wellness Core Wholesome Grains

Grain-Enhanced Goodness

Give your pup the protein-packed nutrition of Wellness CORE balanced with the healthy goodness of grain. These recipes have all the hearty animal protein of the original CORE foods, boosted by easy-to-digest wholesome grains including oatmeal, barley and quinoa. It’s a delicious combination your dog will love!

Balanced, Digestible Nutrition

Premium protein with nutrient-rich superfoods and added nutritional supplements combine to ensure your best friend has everything he needs to thrive. These highly digestible recipes contain no meat by-products, fillers, legumes, potatoes or artificial preservatives or flavors—just protein and grain-fueled nutrition tailored to your dog’s unique dietary needs.

Meat First

Fresh meat is the very first ingredient in every CORE food, and these recipes are no different. Real turkey, fish and chicken give your pup the hearty protein he was born to eat, with the added nutrition of oatmeal, barley and quinoa for easy digestion and long-lasting energy.

Food You Can Trust

Wellness uses wholesome natural ingredients from trusted suppliers to make every bite of their foods the best it can be. They make all their CORE dry foods at their company-owned manufacturing facility in Indiana using rigid procedures and protocols to ensure safety and quality. It’s uncompromising nutrition that’s 100% made in the USA.

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 Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, White Rice...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, White Rice...Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Oatmeal...
Health FeatureN/AN/ABrain Health, Immune Support, Vitamins & MineralsBrain Health, Immune Support, Vitamins & MineralsN/A
Special DietHigh-Protein, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free, Sensitive Digestion, With Grain
Breed SizeSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium BreedsLarge BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
Food FlavorChicken, PoultrySalmon, Chicken, Poultry, Seafood & FishChicken, Poultry, Seafood & FishChicken, Poultry, Seafood & FishChicken, Poultry

Questions & Answers

8 Customer Questions

Is this kibble appropriate for large breed puppies?
Answer by ChewyMar 12, 2021
Wellness CORE with Wholesome Grains Puppy Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal & Turkey Meal Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth and gestation/lactation excluding growth of large size dogs (70 pounds or more as an adult).

what percentage of sodium does it have
Answer by ChewyMar 06, 2022
The sodium percentage in this formula is 0.45% on a as fed matter basis and on a dry matter basis is 0.49%.

How large is the kibble? My puppy tries to swallow smaller flat kibble whole (like Acana puppy)
Answer by ChewyMar 12, 2021
Please refer to the photo below for the kibble size.

How much sodium does this food contain?
Answer by ChewyMar 10, 2022
This recipe has a sodium content of 0.45% on an as-fed basis and 0.49% on a dry matter basis.

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Rated 4.1429 out of 5 stars
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21 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Sheila on Nov 30, 2021

No takers here

I bought this for our 10 month old Norwegian Elkhound. She is one of those dogs who thinks she is starving so gobbles up food as fast as you can put it in her dish. She not only isn't eating this but pieces that drop out of her mouth are still on the floor. Anything added-- white chicken meat, cheese, a few drops of milk are consumed and the Wellness Protein puppy food is ignore. 1:30. Breakfast is still untouched. Bummer. Expensive.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Emma on Oct 15, 2021

Good ingredients

I did months of research on dog nutrition before my pup came home. I then tried 3 different high-quality (and expensive) foods before settling on this one. My pup had diarrhea with all of them until I tried this one!! She loves the taste gobbles it down. I like this one bc it is one of the HIGHEST protein content kibbles I’ve found (I don’t want to go raw) & it doesn’t have peas, wheat or corn. I tried the Wellness Raw Rev, but her stomach didn’t like it which is strange bc she does fine with all of the freeze-dried raw treats I give her.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Puppy on Feb 21, 2022

Very Convenient

Chewy is great. Easy website and quick delivery. Good prices too!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By AmyC on Aug 11, 2021

2 Boxer Puppies Not Crazy About It

Our 2 six-month old Boxer Puppies have been challenging to find a food they will eat for more than a couple of days. They liked this at first BUT when I tried the Wellness Core RawRev Puppy with Health Grains they stopped eating this one because they went NUTS for the RawRev and can’t get enough of it. They might have been okay if I hadn’t compared this with the RawRev - that’s okay though. Happy to have found a happy favorite for them in the RawRev. Wellness is an awesome company and makes great products. Glad we found them overall.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Tripmommy88 on May 16, 2021

He loves it!

Our 9 month old Aussie puppy started boycotting his food. We originally thought it might be because his growth had started to slow, so he just wasn't as hungry. We also supplement with greek yogurt and fresh veggies, and we started noticing he would snarf that stuff down but his kibble would remain untouched. That is when I decided to research a new brand and came across CORE. I originally purchased the smallest bag and mixed it with his original puppy food. He instantly began SORTING EACH PIECE, eating only the CORE pieces! He loves it! All of the potential changes you look for when switching food have been non-issues; his energy level remains good, his stools are consistent and his coat is as beautiful as always. This food is a winner in our book!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Molly on Jun 13, 2021

Excellent puppy food

I ordered this food to transition from the food from the breeder (diamond). My puppy immediately loved this food. The ingredient list, protein content, and percentage of animal protein is incredible! I wish this came in a bigger bag like the adult version. I have since switched to Orijen puppy food but I am still mixing this in daily so she can have some good grains.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Elyse on Apr 7, 2021

Great ingredients

This dog food has great ingredients but my pup did NOT care for the taste. Was worried she was ill but switched to the IAMS large breed puppy and her appetite mysteriously returned :). Anyways, super great ingredients but doesn’t really matter if I can’t get my dog to eat it.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Delia4739272819 on Dec 5, 2020

Gave my puppy gas and made him fat.

I really wanted to love this food. I researched so many types of food before I picked this food for my beagle puppy. It gave him the WORST GAS!!! It literally caused my husband to vacate the couch on several occasions when the dog was on the couch. It also caused puppy to have mushy stool that was like mashed potatoes. Which meant that when puppy had an accident in the house it was AWFUL to clean up. Anyway, I switched puppy to a different Wellness brand puppy food with less than 30% protein and the flatulence went away and his stool firmed up. The vet also said that puppy was fat and mentioned how hard it is to make a puppy fat (he gets 2-3 walks a day and plays with an energetic 7 yr old who is stuck at home due to distance learning!!). I can’t recommend this food since it made my 4 month old puppy fat, caused him to have really mushy poops, and caused the most offensive gas I have ever smelled from a dog.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Luna on Nov 23, 2020

I really wanted to like it but...

I was excited to transition my puppy from Purina to Wellness, after reading all the great reviews. My puppy was having GI issues with Purina. After the transition, her GI issues improved remarkably (hence the 3 stars) but there was no way she’d eat the food. She just didn’t like it. I had to come out with different ways for her to eat it, dog puzzles, adding something she liked to the food, and even with that, it was challenging. The food is evidently good quality, since her GI issues resolved. However, the pup needs to enjoy it as well. In the end I transitioned to Science Diet and she now enjoys her food again!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SueM on Nov 28, 2020

Holy Schmokes! they love it

My pups absolutely loved these kibbles. My vet told me not to get anything that grain-free because they end up taking out a lot of essential vitamins for pups since they are in growth phase. And I had alit of trouble finding one that was NOT grain-free. What’s with this whole grain-free movement now?? This whole, get your dog on a diet because you’re too lazy to exercise him?? Anyways, that’s a topic for another time. Going back to this food!! They all love it!! I purchase it now only this. It’s a bit pricey, but worth it. Since the pups are in growth phase and needs a lot of protein and such to grow.