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Grain-Free, Protein-Focused Nutrition for Small Breed Dogs

  • Formulated with High Quality Protein to Help Support the Higher Energy Needs of Small Dogs
  • Optimal Calories in Smaller Kibble Size
  • Omega Fatty Acids from Salmon Oil for Healthy Skin & Coat
  • Glucosamine & Chondroitin Help Maintain Bone & Joint Health
  • Includes Probiotics, Botanicals, Glucosamine and Antioxidants
  • Made with Naturally Gluten-Free Ingredients
  • Complete & Balanced for Everyday Feeding

  Available in: 4 lb & 12 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.

 

Contains No GMOs

Ingredients:

Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Dried Ground Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Yucca Schidigera Extract, 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, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Spearmint, Chicory Root Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Taurine, 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.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein Not less than 36%
Crude Fat Not less than 16%
Crude Fiber Not more than 5%
Moisture Not more than 10%
Calcium Not more than 2.0%
Phosphorus Not more than 1.3%
Vitamin E Not less than 400 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* Not less than 3.0%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* Not less than 0.50%
Glucosamine* Not less than 250 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate* Not less than 200 mg/kg
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 and Balanced Nutrition for Your Adult Dog

Wellness® CORE® Small Breed Formula Adult Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

This food is formulated for adult, non-reproducing dogs over one year old as puppies and pregnant or nursing mothers have special nutritional requirements.  It is important to slowly transition your dog 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 each day, so that you are feeding 100% Wellness® CORE® by day 7.

 

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.  Give your dog 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 dog’s diet.  Nutrition is the foundation of wellbeing, but be sure to give your dog plenty of love, exercise and see your veterinarian regularly.

 

Recommended Feeding Portions (based on a standard 8 oz dry measuring cup):

Every dog is a little different so optimal feeding amounts may vary with age, size, activity level, breed and environment. Divide the total cups per day by the number of times you feed your dog per day. Please use the information below as an initial recommendation only and adjust as needed.

Weight of Dog 

(lbs)

Cups per Day

2-4 1/4-1/2
5-8 1/2-3/4
9-12 3/4-1
13-16 1-1 1/4
17-20 1 1/4- 1 1/2
21-25 1 1/2 - 1 3/4
111-120 5 2/3 - 6
121-140 6 - 6 3/4
141-160 6 3/4 - 7 1/2
161-180 6 - 6 3/4
121-140 7 1/2 - 8 1/4

Combination Feeding: If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount by 1/8 cup for every 2 tbsp. of wet food.

 

Calorie Content: This food contains 3,598 kcal/kg or 396 kcal/cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).