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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

(based on 32 reviews)

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Pros

  • Dog likes it (32)
  • Nutritional (30)
  • Easy to digest (27)
  • Tasty (21)
  • Improves coat (20)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Special needs (14)
  • Larger dogs (13)
  • Older dogs (13)
  • Active dogs (8)
  • Smaller dogs (8)
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5.0

Wonderful Wellness!!

By Kehaulanih

from collegeville, pa

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    LOVE this pet food brand, been a fan since its introduction and so happy with what they offer these days!

    Wellness' history goes back about 12-15 years ago as being a super premium food with AMAZING ingredients! At the time and still, with innovative and healthy ingredients like deboned HUMAN GRADE chicken... unheard of in the pet food industry! To sweet potatoes, blueberries, carrots and etc.. all utilizing the actual natural product's nutritional elements directly and not just in supplemental form! It really comes down to this… if I had to… if was held up for long periods of time to access to no human foods but with just Wellness foods, like a storm or such…Wellness is all I would allow myself to keep alive! Human grade products! KEY with me! 

    The CORE diets are Grain Free, especially formulated for those pets that may have wheat, corn, dairy or soy allergies or prefer a vegetable, fruit and protein rich diet.

    It's a little pricier than other brands, but you get what you pay for…right?!

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    5.0

    explicit - heading different color

    By Quirky Bella

    from Chestnut Ridge, New York

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Dog Likes It
    • Nutritional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Larger Dogs
      • Special Needs

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

      My lab has a very sensitive stomach and she is on the heavy side. This product reduces her weight and she loves eating it. Shipping is prompt and the best prices in town.

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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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        5.0

        I'd give this dog food 6 stars!

        By Lynn

        from Huntington, WV

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dog Likes It
        • Easy To Digest
        • Nutritional

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Older Dogs

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

        About 5 years ago I was searching for a reduced fat, good quality dog food. My then 6 year old Australian Shepherd was overweight and a picky eater. Because this food had a 6 star rating on the Dog Food Analysis.com site, I bought some and have been using it ever since. Punkin' the dog loves it and after dropping 10 pounds in the first few months, has kept it off all these years. The ingredients are all natural, healthy products, no useless fillers. You do pay a bit more than other brands, but it's definitely worth it!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Dog Food Ever

        By Cal Girl

        from Pequannock,NJ

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Active Dogs
        • Larger Dogs
        • Older Dogs

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

        My yellow lab was over weight. Her vet use to call her "Thunder Thighs". He told me her life span will be shorter due to her weight. Her hips will go out....So I mixed her dry food with Core, gradually until she only gets Core. I give her 2 cups a day now, with raw hide treats once in a while. She went from 87 pounds to 67 pounds within 10 months, Her vet was amazed, could not get over her. She is much happier and even plays fetch.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wellness Reduced Fat Dry Dog Food

        By just Jim

        from Scranton, Pa

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Larger Dogs
          • Older Dogs
          • Special Needs

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

          I adopted my senior dog from a rescue shelter last year. She was very overweight. I use Wellness Low Fat dry to help her gradually lose weieght. It is working well. Her coat has a wonderfl sheen to it. She seems to be in overall better health, and is losing weight gradually.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great food.

          By minicooper

          from summerville,sc

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dog Likes It

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Smaller Dogs

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

            i mix it with real cooked chicken and that's it.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Saved my Dog

            By Roed

            from LI NY

            About Me Long-time Pet Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dog Likes It

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pancreatitis issues

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

              This food really saved my dog. He had pancreatitis and was suspected of having a gluten allergy. He was always eating grass and hated to eat his food. Since being on this he gobbles it up and is very happy and healthy.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Improved the health of my dogs

              By Animal Lover

              from Bedford, Texas

              About Me Long-time Pet Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Larger Dogs

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

              Greatly improved the overall health of my two large dogs. They slimmed down, and they coats are glistening.

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