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For dogs.

Wellness has redefined the world of grain-free, high-protein dog food! CORE Original Formula is a more thoughtful alternative to grain-free diets in the marketplace delivering the meat content consumers are looking for, without the excess fat, calories or minerals their dog doesn’t need. CORE is a grain-free choice for dogs over 1 year who need to maintain optimal daily health.

What is Protein-focused Nutrition?
Wellness CORE is based on the raw feeding philosophy of providing nutrient-rich, high-quality meat to a dog’s diet. Each grain-free kibble is packed with meat from deboned turkey and chicken, turkey meal, chicken meal, whitefish meal and chicken liver along with a proprietary blend of fruits, vegetables, oils, botanicals that nurture your dog to the core.

Why is CORE different?
In a word…balance. When you add more meat to your dog’s daily feeding program, you also add more protein, fat, calcium, phosphorus and calories. And since daily health requires a delicate nutritional equation, these levels must be managed to create balance, not excess-especially when fed everyday as the sole source of your pet’s nutrition.

More Meat from Only the Highest Quality, Human-Grade Sources

  • 80% more meat than traditional dog foods that are formulated with grains, while still controlling mineral and fat levels!
  • 5 Different Animal Protein Sources - USDA grade, Ethoxyquin-free, Deboned Turkey & Chicken and with high quality (low Ash) Turkey & Chicken Meals and Chicken Liver

Grain-Free and Lower Carbohydrates

  • 100% Grain Free
  • Contains 35% less carbs than traditional Reduced Fat diets
  • Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes provide energy giving carbs and help keep the kibble firm

Carefully Regulated Mineral Levels to Support Overall Metabolic Function

  • Controlled minerals by using expensive lower ash, higher-quality meats that are carefully chosen and screened for the calcium and phosphorus levels
  • High levels of Calcium and Phosphorus interfere with the absorption of trace minerals like Zinc and Iron. Over time, this can lead to deficiencies and result in poor growth rates, skin lesions, and red blood cell levels and many other health conditions
  • Guaranteed maximum levels of calcium and phosphorus on every bag, unlike competitors who either do not list these numbers in the GA or simply put minimum amounts where actual levels can fluctuate above AAFCO maximums

Preventative Health Benefits

  • Fish & Flax Omega Blend provide a rich supply of Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids from salmon oil, flax and canola oil. This blend nutritionally supports healthy skin to produce a glossy coat at guaranteed levels on every bag.
  • Herbs, Botanicals, Fruits & Greens provide Phyto-Chemicals, Micro-Nutrients and Antioxidants
  • Living Food - Our ActiCoat System applies living, heat-sensitive Probiotic micro-organisms after cooking to support digestive health at a guaranteed levels on every bag
  • Hip & Joint Health – Glucosamine and Chondroitin to help support long term bone and joint health at guaranteed levels on every bag

Incredible Taste!

  • Real meat provides the all natural mouth-watering taste that dogs love

Designed for Everyday Feeding

  • Carefully controlling the levels of fat, calories and minerals support the most important part of an animal...the CORE and allow the pet parent to safely feed everyday
  • Great for dogs of all lifestyles: for working and highly active dogs or dogs with a more sedentary lifestyle.

Comprehensive “NO” List

  • No Meat By-products, No Wheat or Wheat Gluten, No Soy, No Dairy, No Corn, No Artificial Colors, Flavors or Preservatives

Wellness CORE Original Formula Adult Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AFFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

Review Rating: 4.5

Country of Origin: USA

Manufacturer: Wellness

Ingredients - Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Dried Ground Potatoes, Pea Fiber, Whitefish Meal, Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Chicken Liver, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Vitamins, Minerals, Choline Chloride, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract

Calories Analysis (on an as fed basis)
3270 kcal/kg
350 cal/cup ME

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 33%
Crude Fat (min) 9%
Crude Fat (max) 10%
Crude Fiber (max) 8.5%
Moisture (max) 10%
Calcium (max) 1.9%
Phosphorus (max) 1.3%
Vitamin E (min) 500 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min) 2.2%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min) 0.50%
Glucosamin Hydrochloride* (min) 250 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate* (min) 200 mg/kg
Beta-carotene (min) 5 mg/kg
Total Micro-organisms* (min) 80,000,000 CFU/lb

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.

Feeding Guide

When to feed CORE
Perfect for everyday feeding, mixing with raw, supplementing raw or replacing raw while traveling.

Who Should Eat CORE
The nutrient levels of this food are appropriate for adult dogs over 1 year. We do not recommend feeding this formula to puppies as they have special nutritional requirements during their growth stage. Please try our Wellness Puppy Food to meet these unique needs.

How to Feed CORE

  • 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.
  • Please give your dog access to clean, cool fresh water at all times.
  • It is important to slowly transition your dog from his/her current diet as it takes awhile for the body to adapt to the new nutrient levels.
  • To transition, gradually mix in the new food over a 5-7 day period, increasing the amount of Wellness CORE each day, so that you are feeding 100% new food by day 7.
  • Based on a standard 8 oz. dry measuring cup
  • Optimal feeding amounts may vary with age, size and activity level.
  • Please use the information below as an initial recommendation only.
  • If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount fed by œ cup, for every 6.0 oz. of wet food.

Weight of Dog Cups per Day
5 - 20 1/4 - 1 1/4
20 - 35 1 1/4 - 1 3/4
35 - 50 1 3/4 - 2 1/4
50 - 65 2 1/4 - 2 3/4
65 - 80 2 3/4 - 3 1/4
80 - 95 3 1/4 - 3 3/4
95 - 115 3 3/4 - 4 1/4
115+ add 1/4 per additional 10 lbs.

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Wellness CORE Reduced Fat Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
 
4.8

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  • Dog likes it (12)
  • Nutritional (12)
  • Easy to digest (11)
  • Tasty (8)
  • Improves coat (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Special needs (6)
    • Active dogs (4)
    • Older dogs (4)
    • Smaller dogs (3)
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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best dog food for sensitive tummies!

    By Karrah

    from Overland Park, KS

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Dog Likes It
    • Easy To Digest
    • Good Value
    • Improves Coat
    • Nutritional
    • Tasty

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Active Dogs
      • Special Needs

      Comments about Wellness CORE Reduced Fat Grain-Free Dry Dog Food:

      We are the 3rd owner of our beloved beagle, Sally. She gains weight very quickly and has a very sensitive tummy. She went from having a hard time going twice daily to easily going up to 5x daily. She loves her dog food! We have tried to find her a brand that was low in fat but allergen free. Yours is the only one we have tried that has worked!

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      4.0

      Works Well for IBS/Food allergies

      By Sadie

      from Prescott, AZ

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Pros

      • Dog Likes It
      • Easy To Digest
      • Grain Free For Allergies
      • Low Fat Is Easily Digeste
      • Nutritional
      • Tasty

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Would Prefer Less Protein

      Best Uses

      • Older Dogs
      • Special Needs

      Comments about Wellness CORE Reduced Fat Grain-Free Dry Dog Food:

      This has been my second trip around with food allergies causing digestive issues and possibly mast cell cancers. We just switched off prescription food and my malinois loves it. Note. We tried the Natural Balance Sweet Potato and Venison, but my dog hated it. Given that he's fourteen and has never turned down anything in his life, I won't force a food on him.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Overweight Corgi

      By houseelfdobby

      from SC

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dog Likes It
      • Easy To Digest
      • Has lost weight
      • Nutritional
      • Tasty

      Cons

      • Bit expensive

      Best Uses

      • Older Dogs
      • Special Needs

      Comments about Wellness CORE Reduced Fat Grain-Free Dry Dog Food:

      Great quailty food-I feel good feeding it to my dog. Only food I have tried that has helped Dobby start to lose some weight. He eats every bit and he can be a picky eater so it must taste good!

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      5.0

      GREAT food

      By Maggie's Mom

      from Omaha, NE

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Dog Likes It
      • Easy To Digest
      • Improves Coat
      • Nutritional
      • Tasty

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Special Needs

        Comments about Wellness CORE Reduced Fat Grain-Free Dry Dog Food:

        I have a dog with skin allergies and urinary tract issues. We have been on prescription diets in the past (gross!). We are now on Wellness Core, and have had wonderful luck! Maggie's coat is SO much better. We also have her on ONP Cranberry Wellness and ONP Immune Balance...these three products have made for one happy dog and one happy mom!

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Diabetic dog friendly

        By diabetic poodle owner

        from dallas

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Dog Likes It
        • Easy To Digest
        • Good Value
        • Improves Coat
        • Nutritional
        • Tasty

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Older Dogs

          Comments about Wellness CORE Reduced Fat Grain-Free Dry Dog Food:

          I've had a diabetic poodle on this food for over a year. It works much better than the vet recomended diabetic food they insist you should use.The high fiber content works well for diabetic dogs, and she has gotten rid of the yeast infections in her ears and under belly skin (black splotchy in color), these symptoms had been uncured by several vets for years!!!
          I highly recomend this food, it will pay for its self in saved trips to the vet.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GREAT STUFF

          By ANNA

          from JASPER,AL

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Dog Likes It
          • Easy To Digest
          • Good Value
          • Improves Coat
          • Nutritional
          • Tasty

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Active Dogs
            • Larger Dogs
            • Older Dogs
            • Smaller Dogs
            • Special Needs

            Comments about Wellness CORE Reduced Fat Grain-Free Dry Dog Food:

            MY OLDER OVERWEIGHT CHIHUAHUA LOVED THIS. KEPT WANTING MORE AND LICKING HER LIPS.BUT BECAUSE MY OTHER DOG A 1YR OLD SHIH POO DIDN'T LIKE HIS I HAD TO SWITCH FORMULAS BECAUSE HE'S THE TYPE HE WANTS HERS SO I TRY TO GET THEM SOMETHING SIMILAR.HE ALWAYS THINKS SHE'S GETTING SOMETHING BETTER.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It worked!

            By Debw50

            from Darien, WI

            About Me Long-time Pet Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dog Likes It
            • Easy To Digest
            • Improves Coat
            • Nutritional

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Smaller Dogs
              • Special Needs

              Comments about Wellness CORE Reduced Fat Grain-Free Dry Dog Food:

              My cocker spaniel is quite overweight and she lost 3 pounds in a little over two weeks.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great!

              By kg

              from Boulder, CO

              About Me Long-time Pet Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dog Likes It
              • Easy To Digest
              • Nutritional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Wellness CORE Reduced Fat Grain-Free Dry Dog Food:

                  My dog is an active Portuguese Water Dog but not as active as most. She likes a mile walk and a 3 to 4 mile hike. She can go a day w/o a walk and not totally freek out. That doesn't happen often but it does happen on those snowy cold days. She has always been a very picky eater. I have tried them all. Raw was the best but I just dont have the time and my life style is active and I cant always keep it cold and safe. So I need to feed her part dry. She was getting so many treats due to her not eating that I was noticing she was putting on weight. So we switched to this food. She loves it. I but a small amout of raw on top when we are home and when we are not she gobbles it up anyway! I am happy, she is happy, all is good.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  my dog loves it, and she is picky!

                  By Karli

                  from Boulder, CO

                  About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dog Likes It
                  • Easy To Digest
                  • Nutritional

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Lazy dog

                    Comments about Wellness CORE Reduced Fat Grain-Free Dry Dog Food:

                    My portie really likes the Wellness. She is a bit on the lazy side, at least for a Boulder dog, so it is important she is getting her nutrition. She likes it, I like it, we are happy.

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                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    This helped my overweight dog.

                    By ggkiln

                    from Kiln, MS

                    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dog Likes It
                    • Nutritional
                    • Weight Control

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Active Dogs
                      • Overweight dog

                      Comments about Wellness CORE Reduced Fat Grain-Free Dry Dog Food:

                      Eight months ago, I started using the low calorie CORE dry food in conjuction with the CORE can food for my overweight dog. She has steadily lost a few pounds per month and I am delighted with the results. Her energy level is higher and I believe that is the result of both her slimmer body and the quality of the food.

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