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Wellness CORE Grain-Free, Original Formula Adult Cat and Kitten Food

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  • Grain-free nutrition for your cat, without excess calories and minerals
  • Naturally-occurring micro-organisms to aid in a healthy digestive tract
  • Balances mineral levels to aid in urinary tract health
  • Salmon Oil and Flaxseed to help maintain a healthy skin and coat
  • Contains no meat by-products, wheat, corn, soy, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

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Product Details

Size: 12-Pound Bag
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.9 x 17 inches ; 11.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 12 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: B001BOVE54
  • Item model number: 8835
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (294 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #371 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Product Description

Size: 12-Pound Bag

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Wellness CORE Pet Food Logo

Grain-Free Cat 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 Cat Food Products

Wellness CORE Grain-Free Cat Recipes

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

  • 100% Grain-Free
  • Complete & Balanced for Everyday Feeding
  • No Meat By-Products or Fillers
  • Includes Antioxidants, Omega Fatty Acids & Probiotics
  • Made with Naturally Gluten-Free Ingredients
  • Taurine for heart health
  • Available in both Poultry and Fish-Free Formulas

Wellness CORE Grain-free Canned Formulas

Wellness CORE Grain-free Canned Formulas are a delicious and healthy way to increase your cat's moisture intake. Hydration is an extremely important to a cat's overall health. Since cats do not have a strong thirst drive, it is important for a cat to ingest water with his or her food.

  • Available in 6 Formulas
  • Complete & Balanced for Everyday Feeding
  • Made with Naturally Gluten-Free Ingredients
  • Available in both Poultry and Fish-Free Formulas
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How to Feed CORE:

Due to high meat content, CORE is highly palatable and your cat may want to eat more of it. Watch initially to see if you need to adjust normal eating patterns. Ensure that your cat also has access to clean, cool, fresh water at all times.

It is important to slowly transition your cat 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.

Food Transition Plan
CORE Life Stage & Special Need Grain-Free Formulas
CORE Grain-Free Kitten Formula
CORE Grain-Free
Kitten Formula
CORE Grain-Free Indoor Formula
CORE Grain-Free
Indoor Formula
CORE Adult Cat Grain-Free Formulas
CORE Grain-Free Original Formula
CORE Grain-Free
Original Formula
CORE Turkey, Turkey Meal & Duck Formula
CORE Grain-Free
Turkey, Turkey Meal
& Duck Formula
CORE Grain-Free Canned Cat Formulas
CORE Kitten Formula
Kitten
Formula
Wellness Pet Grain Free Beef, Venison, and Lamb Formula
Beef, Venison &
Lamb Formula
Wellness CORE Turkey and Duck Formula
Turkey & Duck
Formula
Wellness Core Indoor Formula
Indoor
Formula
Wellness CORE Chicken, Turkey, and Chicken Liver Formula
Chicken, Turkey &
Chicken Liver Formula
Wellness Core Salmon Whitefish and Herring Formula Formula
Salmon, Whitefish &
Herring Formula
Healthy Grain-Free Snacks
Pure Delights Chicken and Lamb Treats
Pure Delights
Lamb & Chicken Jerky
Pure Delights Turkey and Salmon Jerky
Pure Delights
Turkey & Salmon Jerky

Product Description

The essence of the raw feeding philosophy is nutrient-rich, high-quality meat -- and lots of it! That's the same philosophy behind Wellness CORE. But that's not all. This unique, grain-free formula also supports and nurtures your cat's inside...their essence...their core. This recipe is made with 5 meat protein sources providing a high protein diet for your carnivore, tomato pomace and cranberries provide valuable phytonutrients and potatoes provide fiber without use of grains.


Important Information

Ingredients
Deboned Turkey, Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whitefish Meal, Herring Meal, Peas, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Flaxseed, Cranberries, Chicory Root Extract, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Biotin],Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate], Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Dried Kelp, 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
Transitioning 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

When I got this and mixed it in with his old food, he didn't eat it at all, or even consider it.
Caitlin
All I have to do is look at my cat and see why: her coat is glossy, her eyes are clear and bright, and she has a lot of energy (maybe too much)!
Jay Stone
It's more expensive than many other food brands but completely worth it if you love your cats and want to see them healthy and happy.
Maggie K.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

66 of 68 people found the following review helpful By A. C. Chitwood on June 4, 2010
Size Name: 12-Pound Bag
I have yet to find a superior dry cat food. I prefer to feed my cat a raw diet, but sometimes it isn't possible. An apartment doesn't have a place for an extra freezer so unfortunately a raw diet isn't feasible. This food is the closest to a raw diet you can get in a dry kibble. NO GRAIN and all meat proteins, exactly how cats want it. And like other reviewers commented, cats LOVE it. My cat always runs hopefully to his CORE storage bin when I start to open it and cries and begs until it is on his dish. My cat's coat is glossy, thick, healthy and barely sheds. His eyes are clear and bright. He has tons of energy and every year his vet is impressed with how healthy he is. No digestive problems, and no kidney problems that are so common in cats fed grain cat food.
I strongly recommend this cat food!
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116 of 124 people found the following review helpful By poofier on January 3, 2011
Size Name: 12-Pound Bag Verified Purchase
After doing a great deal of research on feline nutrition and the benefits of a grain-free diet, I decided to switch my three cats from their organic low-grain food to Wellness CORE. I'm not sure if it's the size or the smell or the taste or what, but despite doing the slooow transition method between foods none of my cats seem to like CORE very much. They also have a kind of hard time eating it because the pellets are so small and round that they just roll away from their mouths (this could be a good thing for cats that are prone to eating too fast, but that's not the case with my cats).

The bigger issue though was that within two weeks of being switched to this food, my male cat developed urinary crystals and a partial blockage and had to be hospitalized. I don't know how much the food contributed to that, but the vet did mention that she has seen several cats develop crystals while on Wellness. In any case, all of my cats are being switched off of this food.
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75 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Andrea Shiell on December 28, 2008
Size Name: 12-Pound Bag
After a terrible accident killed one of my two cats, I got very concerned about her surviving sister's well-being. Call it obsessive, but I started reading books on cat first aid and cat health and nutrition, and one day I was filling her food bowl and I happened to glance at the ingredients in her dry cat food. It was then that I realized that the dry food I was feeding her was JUNK! No nutritive value at all! (She was eating Meow Mix, because she seemed to like it, but not anymore.)

Cats don't need cornmeal or veggies or soy or "natural flavoring" (by the way, I found out that most pet products are "naturally flavored" with manure...that's right, MANURE). Cats don't need fish flavored cereal. They need high quality protein, plain and simple. And this is probably the best stuff I've ever found. No grains, no by-products, all natural, and my cat loves the stuff.

Before I started her on this food, she was sedentary and overweight, and she was throwing up a lot. I always thought it was hair balls, but really I think it was her diet. Since I switched her to this diet, she seems to have a lot more energy, she runs around and plays a lot more, she's lost weight, her coat has gotten shinier and silkier, her eyes have cleared up, and she never throws up anymore.

It's a lot more expensive than other kinds of dry cat food, but really, you wouldn't feed your kids junk food with no nutritive value just because it's cheaper, so why would you feed junk to your pets? I honestly think it's worth the price. It's a great product, and I think I'll be feeding it to my cats for many years to come.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By K Rutledge on January 17, 2011
Size Name: 2-Pound Bag Verified Purchase
Over the last two years, our older cat (now 11 years old) had ongoing issues with diarrhea and vomiting. After several trips to the vet and numerous tests that found nothing wrong, we were left thinking that this was her lot in life, sensitive to hairballs with a testy stomach. We changed her to a vet-recommended food and went on with life, but as you can imagine, she was still suffering.

She was dehydrated, her coat was rough, she was losing muscle and constantly hungry because she was essentially living life as a non-voluntary bulimic. At one point, I hoped a test for her thyroid would be positive so we could just figure out what on earth was wrong with her.

Last month I decided I didn't have anything else to lose so I started researching holistic treatments for her various symptoms. I happened upon a description of grain allergies in cats and I was astounded at the number of symptoms she had. Her eyes were always watery, her lips and gums a little swollen, and these were things her vet and I had attributed to "getting older" or her "hairball sensitivity" since none of the test had pinpointed a problem.

After some research to select a quality brand, I ordered Wellness Core Dry and Wet food. I didn't bother to transition her, just started her on it right away. Besides, she wasn't keeping down much of the other food anyway. She took to it right away, and she's a picky one.
Within two days, the diarrhea was gone. Within a week, she brought up a hairball that would shame a lesser cat. It's been a month now and the only bad thing I can say is that I wish I'd found this food sooner. No more watery eyes, no more swollen lips, and no more noxious fumes from the litter box. My husband and I cannot believe that fact, but it is true.
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