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  • 100% grain-free with 54% more protein than Wellness Super5Mix Complete Health Recipes
  • A unique grain-free, poultry-free choice for dogs over 1 year who need to maintain optimal daily health
  • Formulated for healthy dogs with optimal fat and calorie levels, just right for everyday feeding
  • Nutrient-rich ingredient such as kale, broccoli, spinach & parsley are chosen for their naturally unique contribution
  • Contains no meat by-products, wheat, corn, soy, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
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Size: 26-Pound Bag
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 4.8 x 24.5 inches ; 26 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 26.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000VTTAMY
  • Item model number: 88403
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (349 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Product Description

Size: 26-Pound Bag

Product Description

Wellness CORE Original Formula Dry Dog Food Wellness CORE Original Formula Dry Dog Food features the healthiest and tastiest ingredients that your dog could ask for. The food contains deboned turkey, deboned chicken, turkey meal, chicken meal, potatoes, spinach, apples, tomato pomace, and chicken liver among other things. A very rich source for vitamins, minerals, and protein, this formula contains 80% more meat than traditional dog food. The formula is grain free, hence aiding weight management and the great taste of turkey and chicken will have your dog asking for more. Features · Made up of five different quality animal protein sources · Contains 80% more meat than traditional dog foods · A grain-free choice for dogs over 1 year who need to maintain optimal daily health · Contains potatoes to provide energy giving carbs and help keep the kibble firm Item Specifications: Size 12lb 26lb Flavor Turkey and Chicken Ingredients Deboned Turkey, Deboned Chicken, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Dried Ground Potato, Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Canola Oil, Chicken Liver, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Vitamins & Minerals, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Products, Rosemary Extract. This is a naturally preserved product. Guaranteed Analysis Crude Protein (min) 34% Crude Fat (min) 14% Crude Fiber (max). 4% Moisture (max). 10% Calcium (max). 2% Phosphorus (max). 1.4% Vitamin E (min) 500 IU/kg Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min) 3.25% Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min) 0.70% Glucosamin Hydrochloride* (min) 250 mg/kg Chondroitin Sulfate* (min) 200 mg/kg Total Micro-organisms* (min) 80,000,000 CFU/lb Beta-Carotene (min) 5 mg/kg Calories Analysis on an as fed basis Per kilogram 3,600 kcal Per cup ME 430 kcal Feeding Guide When to feed CORE

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Grain-Free Dog Food

Not all grain-free pet foods are created equal. Higher levels of protein can result in higher levels of calcium and phosphorus. These elevated mineral levels can interfere with the absorption of trace minerals like zinc and iron which over time, can result in poor growth rates, skin lesions and low red blood cell levels.

Wellness® CORE® Grain-Free formulas have guaranteed, maximum levels of both calcium and phosphorus. AAFCO does not require any mention of calcium or phosphorus on a guaranteed analysis and most pet food brands at best, may only guarantee minimums.

CORE® formulas have controlled mineral content levels and use high quality, lower ash meats. High-quality meats can cost almost twice as much as lower quality meats and have 50 - 75% lower ash levels.

Wellness Core Comparison Chart
Wellness Core Dog Products

Wellness® CORE® Grain-Free Dog Recipes

Wellness® CORE® is based on the nutritional philosophy that pets, based on their primal ancestry, thrive on a diet mainly comprised of meat. Each formula is packed with a high concentration of high-quality animal protein without grains or fillers, along with a proprietary blend of botanicals and nutritional supplements.

  • 100% Grain-Free
  • Nutrient-Dense, Balanced Diet
  • No Meat By-Products or Fillers
  • Includes Antioxidants, Omega Fatty Acids & Probiotics
  • Made with Naturally Gluten-Free Ingredients
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When to feed CORE®:

Perfect for everyday feeding, mixing with raw, supplementing raw or replacing raw while traveling.

How to Feed CORE®:

Due to high meat content, CORE® is highly palatable and your dog may want to eat more of it. Watch initially to see if you need to adjust normal eating patterns. Ensure that your dog also has 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 a while 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% of the new food by day 7.

Wellness Core Food Transition Plan
Wellness Core Dog Formulas
Life-Stage & Special Needs Formulas
Wellness Core Puppy
CORE® Grain-Free
Puppy Formula
Wellness Core Small Breed Formula
CORE® Grain-Free
Small Breed Formula
Adult Grain-Free Formulas
Wellness Pet Grain Free Original Formula
CORE® Grain-Free
Original Formula
Wellness Core Ocean Formula
CORE® Grain-Free
Ocean Formula
Wellness Core Reduced Fat Formula
CORE® Grain-Free
Reduced Fat Formula
CORE® Grain-Free Canned Formulas
Wellness Core Canned Puppy
Puppy
Formula
Wellness Core Turkey Pork Liver and Duck Formula
Turkey, Pork Liver
& Duck Formula
Wellness Core Turkey, Chicken Liver and Turkey Liver Formula
Turkey, Chicken Liver
& Turkey Liver Formula
Wellness Core Salmon, Whitefish, & Herring Formula
Salmon, Whitefish
& Herring Formula
Wellness Core Weight Management Formula
Weight Management
Formula
Wellness Core Beef, Venison, and Lamb Formula
Beef, Venison
& Lamb Formula
Healthy Grain-Free Snacks
Wellness Core Pure Rewards Snacks
Wellness® Pure Rewards
Wellness WellBars Lamb & Apples
Wellness® WellBars
Lamb & Apples


Important Information

Ingredients
Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Dried Ground Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Chicken Liver, Natural Chicken Flavor, Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Beta-Carotene, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Biotin, Folic Acid], Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate], Choline Chloride, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Taurine, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.This is a naturally preserved product.

Directions
Wellness CORE recipes are for dogs 1 year and olderTransitioning to WellnessIt is important to slowly transition your pet from his/her current diet as it takes a few days 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 each day, so that you are feeding 100% Wellness by day 7. Combination Feeding:Keep a clean bowl of fresh water available at all times. Wellness believes in feeding dry and wet food in combination whenever possible to help increase the level of water in your dog's diet.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

All the dogs love this food.
greyhoundhappy
Lastly, I noticed that both dogs have been shedding less and that their coats are so much softer and shinier.
P.A.Max
I would highly recommend this dog food.
Cinci

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By S. Jurado on December 14, 2008
Size Name: 26-Pound Bag
Since switching to Core my dog no longer has any sign of the skin or digestive problems that have plagued him for years!
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84 of 94 people found the following review helpful By Roberta G. Macler on September 16, 2010
Size Name: 26-Pound Bag
I have used Wellness Core for a long time. I did a lot of research before choosing it. However after getting a new bag that was moldy I started doing some research. The company has been bought out and many many consumers have complaints about the quality control of the food now and in some cases their dogs have been getting sick on it. I am not saying not to buy it but just beware that it is not the same company anymore.
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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful By P.A.Max on July 20, 2011
Size Name: 26-Pound Bag Verified Purchase
Upon researching dog health I was appalled to discover that most dog foods (especially the most popular brands) use grains (as their main ingredients) and fillers. I then found a few lists of "five-star" dog foods, compared them, and chose to give Wellness CORE a try.

Admittedly it is much more expensive than the popular commercial brand we had been using but,"according to the web site of one of the most popular brands of dog food sold in the U.S., the feeding instructions tell you that a thirty pound dog would need to eat around three cups of food per day. The cost of this pet food breaks down to being about $.67 per cup. So that means Fido would eat $2.01 worth of dog food each day according to the recommended feeding instructions on the label.

But on the other hand, from a web site of a high end, all human grade ingredients, all U.S. ingredients dog food -- the feeding instructions tell you that a thirty pound dog would need to eat around 1 ½ cups of food per day. The cost of this food is about $1.16 per cup. This food seems to be about twice as expensive as the popular brand. However, according to the recommended feeding amount, Fido would eat $1.74 worth of dog food each day. That's a savings of $.27 per day to feed your dog a high quality, human grade ingredients, no risky imports dog food." [[....]]

It's true! My dogs eat half of what they used to and their bowel movements have also decreased by half. (I read that because the good foods contain the true nutritional needs of a dog as opposed to the bad foods that are relatively low in delivering their nutritional needs that dogs would "go" less frequently by feeding them a good food. This is because dogs would expel the unneeded grains and fillers in the bad food more often).
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By keysgirl on August 14, 2010
Size Name: 26-Pound Bag Verified Purchase
My dog and foster dogs have done well on this food. It is the best priced quality grain free food there is to my knowledge. Amazon's price beats my local stores (including Petco when you factor in the sales tax I pay when I buy in the store). As an Amazon prime customer I was thrilled to see this included in free 2 day shipping- absolutely can't beat this deal!
Amazon shipped it in a cardboard box about the same size as the bag and it arrived with the box looking quite the worse for wear. Since Wellness comes in a Mylar bag the bag itself was fine and I was home so brought it right in. If you were not going to be home when this was delivered and your deliveries are left outside I would be concerned about other animals getting to it. Even with the Mylar bag my dog can rip into this in no time flat and racoons and rats (I live next to a wooded area!) love dog food! Probably not a big deal mid-day but just something to consider. I would not buy food that ships in a paper bag from Amazon- at least not a larger bag (>15lbs) but that is just my experience/opinion. I am thrilled that amazon offers this and would order again from them but will make sure I am home when it is to be delivered.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Ephrem on June 26, 2012
Size Name: 26-Pound Bag
This is a great dog food and our dogs do very well on it. Particularly, no gassiness as with some other brands. Another reviewer mistakenly said that this food was made by Diamond Pet Foods, who have been experiencing product recalls. I took the time to email Wellness and asked them if this Core Dry dog food is produced at Diamond Pet Foods. Here is their official response: "CORE was never made at Diamond. We have spent the last 2 years expanding production at our Mishawaka, Indiana facility to bring the majority of our production into our own WellPet facilities. Our facility includes a state-of-the-art onsite quality and safety laboratory and advanced extrusion systems all designed to produce the most nutritious, high-quality natural pet food possible, with a focus on food safety and compliance with regulations. Our goal is to have all of our dry food made in Mishawaka buy the end of 2012. If the CORE is not made at Mishawaka it is made at American Nutrition or Vitaline."

So do not be duped by ignorant reviewers who are quick to spread misinformation and do not take the time to back up what they are saying. I hope everyone who has second thoughts now has them dispelled.
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Dashwood on June 3, 2010
Size Name: 26-Pound Bag Verified Purchase
We switched from wellness puppy to wellness core and our boxers just love the taste. It not only has great taste, but the ingredients are pure and so healthy for dogs. We noticed a signifiant decrease to their flatulance and their coats are so shiny! Definately recommend to anyone who considers their dogs health above a bargain priced dog food at the supermarket.

Update 3 August 2011
** Although the food is still fantastic, the last three orders I've purchased through Amazon have resulted in bags that were partially sliced open and leaking kibble all throughout the inside of the shipping box. The first two times I thought it was just a coincidence, no big deal. But this has become a recurring problem and it poses health concerns for my dogs now. Since I love amazon, I'm willing to try it one more time however if it happens again, I'll be searching for my food elsewhere.
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