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Wellness CORE Natural Grain Free Dry Dog Food
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- SAVE 20% on select Wellness and Old Mother Hubbard natural dog treats. Clip the coupon on a qualifying product's page and discount will be applied at checkout. Offer runs 2/1/2016 to 2/29/2016.
- GRAIN FREE: 100% grain free, complete and balanced everyday nutrition for your dog.
- PROTEIN FOCUSED NUTRITION: Naturally grain free rich with delicious premium proteins including turkey and chicken combined with real vegetables and essential vitamins and minerals.
- ALL NATURAL: Contains only premium, all natural ingredients with no wheat, corn, soy, meat by-products, or artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.
- MADE IN USA: Backed by the Wellness Guarantee and proudly made only in the USA.
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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® 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
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 Dog Formulas|
|Life-Stage & Special Needs Formulas|
Small Breed Formula
|Adult Grain-Free Formulas|
Reduced Fat Formula
|CORE® Grain-Free Canned Formulas|
Turkey, Pork Liver
& Duck Formula
Turkey, Chicken Liver
& Turkey Liver Formula
& Herring Formula
& Lamb Formula
|Healthy Grain-Free Snacks|
Wellness® Pure Rewards
Lamb & Apples
Flavor Name: Original Formula | Size: 26-Pound Bag
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.
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.
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|Size||26-Pound Bag||30-pound||30-Pound Bag||2-Pound|
|Flavor||Original Formula||Bison & Venison||Chicken & Oatmeal||Turkey & Chicken|
|Dimensions||24.5 inches x 16 inches x 4.75 inches||5.25 inches x 18 inches x 25 inches||24.5 inches x 16 inches x 4.75 inches||7.63 inches x 10.91 inches x 8.51 inches|
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A little over a year ago we adopted a beautifully chubby (75#), wonderfully sweet, low maintenance (5yrs old and very mellow) pit-bull from our local kennel. She seemed pretty hearty and easy going, so we were in LOVE. One month later, we were still in love, but we were out $2K and giving our pretty girl sub-q fluids twice a day to keep her hydrated while she recovered from a horrible pancreatic attack. Apparently, all of the love (treats) and training (treats) we were giving to her, combined with what we thought was the best food we for our budget and her taste buds (Pedigree), caused her to have an acute attack. According to the vet, this wasn't her first, and every subsequent attack would be worse, eventually causing her constant pain from her organs being "digested." If we notice her starting to exhibit any signs of discomfort, she should get a prilosec and skip a meal or two. After hearing all of that, I did what any loving mother would do, I turned to Google! What I found was very different from what the local high end pet food boutiques told me, and pretty different from the vet-pushed Science Diet that they wanted me to feed her. Protein is NOT the issue, fat is. Dogs need protein, but sometimes they need it in different ways, and dogs with pancreatitis need to never eat anything with a crude fat max of more than 5-7%
We tried different foods, spent money on broken promises, subjected our poor sweet marshmallow to more than one tester tummyache, and finally found this.Read more ›
A few days later she started developing bad constipation and would cry when she had to poo. I took her to the vet and got no help, since they endorse Royal Canin and Eukanuba, breed specific formula's. I got a second, third and fourth opinion and they all recommended switching to a hypoallergenic food/grain free. Been there, done that... It didn't work.
I finally found a holistic vet that recommended Wellness Core because it did not contain Beet Pulp. She stated that beet pulp is used as a filler/stool hardener and is found in most premium brands. It can cause tear staining and other digestive problems. Out of curiosity I headed to my local PetsMart to look at ingredients in all the premium dog foods. Sure enough beet pulp was found in all of them. Out of 20+ varieties of puppy food I only found 3 foods that contained no beet pulp.
I bought a small bag to try for month. Her constipation was gone the first week. The watery eyes totally stopped around the third week. I was terrified I bought a sick puppy, since she was Toy and inherently can have a lot of heath problems. It has been 2 months since I switched her to Core. She is healthy, playful and full of energy. Her silky coat is gorgeous and no longer dry and brittle.
After spending 300+ dollars on vet bills. It was a very hard lesson, learned. I have switched all my dogs over to Core and they all seem to have more energy, clear eyes and a healthy coat.
I am grateful Amazon carries the large bag since it is a huge savings compared to the price at any chain pet store.
I will continue to buy this product and recommend it to any new puppy owners.
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).Read more ›
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I've been feeding my Bichon puppy this food since I got her at 8 weeks old, she is now 10 months old. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by DJ
I have been feeding my French Bulldog puppy since we got him. Our breeder had the entire litter on this food. He loves it.Published 17 hours ago by Mushjet
Great food for my lab/pit who has sensitive skin. She loves the taste. I don't mind paying the hefty price but I wish it were cheaper since she eats a LOT!Published 20 hours ago by Maggie.Alesna
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My Shih Tzu was eating grain free before but he was getting a little overweight and I couldn't find light grain free, until now!! Read morePublished 1 day ago by Lorrie Mattson
We were buying this at the pet store. It has been recommended by our vet, he states this is what he feeds his dogs. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Brent W. Jackson
It's hard to find great quality puppy food at an affordable price. This Wellness CORE puppy formula exceeds AAFCO requirements so your pup gets even more healthy nutrients! Read morePublished 1 day ago by Anna