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Grain-Free, Protein-Focused Nutrition for Puppies

  • Optimal Calories for Growth in Smaller Kibble Size
  • Probiotics to Help Maintain a Healthy Digestive Tract
  • Salmon Oil, a Natural Source of DHA, helps support cognitive development
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids to Help Maintain Skin & Coat Health
  • Guaranteed Calcium & Phosphorus Levels to Help Support Healthy Development of Bones and Teeth
  • Antioxidant Rich Formula to Support a Strong Immune System
  • Made with Naturally Gluten-Free Ingredients
  • Complete and Balanced for Everyday Feeding

   Available in: 4 lb, 12 lb & 26 lb bags

What is Protein-Focused Nutrition?

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 quality animal protein, without fillers or grains, along with a proprietary blend of botanicals and nutritional supplements.

This unique, grain-free recipe supports and nurtures your pet’s inside…their essence…their core.

To create a protein-focused diet the Wellness Way, we carefully control the quality and quantity of the ingredients we use, and pay close attention to the individual properties of each inclusion. From source to bowl, we make no exceptions!

If you are looking for a food with more meat and no grains, CORE is truly a more thoughtful alternative. This diet delivers the meat content you’re looking for, while creating a balanced profile of high quality, natural ingredients appropriate for everyday feeding.

Supporting your pet's inner wellbeing.

Why is CORE® different?

In a word… balance. Unlike many grain-free diets, we've considered your pet's whole health by ensuring the overall nutritional equation remains appropriate for everyday feeding. Higher protein can also mean higher fat, minerals and calories. By thoughtfully selecting specialized ingredients and managing nutritional ratios, CORE delivers protein-focused nutrition thoughtfully - with balance, not excess.

This is grain-free nutrition the Wellness Way® - thoughtfully-balanced, nutrient-dense and created from the highest quality, cutting-edge natural ingredients. A diet so unique you can see it in your pet's weight, coat, digestion and overall radiance. Unlock your pet's core health with Wellness CORE.

We are proud to offer this choice in the Wellness line of natural food for pets. This diet supports our continued belief that thoughtfully balanced natural nutrition is the foundation of wellbeing, happiness and longevity we want for all of our family members, including our animals.

 

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Potato Protein, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Ground Potatoes, Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Salmon Oil, Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Beta-Carotene, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Pyroxidine 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], Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Bananas, Choline Chloride, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Taurine, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract.

This is a naturally preserved product.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein Not less than 36%
Crude Fat Not less than 18%
Crude Fiber Not more than 5%
Moisture Not more than 10%
Calcium Not more than 1.50%
Phosphorus Not more than 1%
Vitamin E Not less than 400 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* Not less than 3.50%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* Not less than 0.60%
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)* Not less than 0.10%
Beta-Carotene* Not less than 5 mg/kg
Total Lactic Acid Microorganisms* Not less than 80,000,000 CFU/lb
(Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus in equal amounts)

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

 100% Complete & Balanced Nutrition for Your Puppy

Wellness® CORE® Puppy Formula Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth and gestation/lactation.

Transitioning to Wellness® CORE®

It is important to slowly transition your puppy from his/her current diet as it takes a few days for the body to adapt to 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% Wellness® CORE® by day 7.

 

How to Feed Your Puppy

As puppies grow up they need to learn when, where and how to eat.  Depending on age, puppies need to be fed at the same time and in the same place 2-4 times per day.  Food should be removed after 20 minutes, if not eaten.  In the beginning, puppy’s food can be moistened with a little warm water.

 

Determining Feeding Portions

Looking at the chart to the below, divide the total cups per day by the total number of times you feed your puppy per day to determine the portion size for each meal.  Give your puppy access to clean, cool fresh water at all times and feed Wellness® CORE® wet food in combination whenever possible, to increase the level of water in your puppy’s diet.  Nutrition is the foundation of wellbeing, but be sure to give your puppy plenty of love, exercise and see your veterinarian regularly.

 

RECOMMENDED FEEDING PORTIONS

(Based on a standard 8 oz dry measuring cup)

Weight of Dog (lbs) 6 - 12 Weeks(cups/day) 4 - 6 Months(cups/day) 7 - 9 Months (cups/day) 10 - 12 Months (cups/day) 12 - 18 Months (cups/day)
2 1/2 1/2 1/3 1/3 Adult
5 1 1 3/4 2/3 Adult
10 1 3/4 1 2/3 1 1/3 1 Adult
15 2 1/2 2 1/4 1 3/4 1 1/2 Adult
20 3 1/4 2 3/4 2 1/3 2 Adult
30 4 1/3 3 2/3 3 1/3 2 3/4 Adult
40 5 1/2 4 3/4 4 3 1/3 Adult
60 - 6 1/2 5 1/2 4 2/3 4
80 - - 6 3/4 5 3/4 5
100 - - - 6 3/4 6

For Pregnant or Nursing Dogs: Since DHA is transferred to puppies in mother’s milk, we recommend feeding this during pregnancy and nursing.  When pregnant, feed up to 50% more food according to body weight at 12 mos.  For nursing dogs, allow her to eat at will.

Combination Feeding: If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount by 1/3 cup for every 6 oz of wet food.

Calorie Content: This food contains 3,792 kcal per kilogram or 417 kcal per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).