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.
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
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 (lbs)||Cups per day|
|6 – 10||¼ – 1¼|
|20 – 35||1¼ – 1¾|
|35 – 50||1¾ – 2¼|
|50 – 65||2¼ – 2¾|
|65 – 80||2¾ – 3¼|
|80 – 95||3¼ – 3¾|
|95 – 115||3¾ – 4¼|
Dogs over 115 lbs: Add 1/4 cup per additional 10 lbs.
Combination Feeding: If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount fed by ½ cup, for every 6 oz of wet food.
Calorie Content: This food contains 3,630 kcal per kilogram or 417 kcal per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).
|Crude Protein||Not less than||34%|
|Crude Fat||Not less than||16%|
|Crude Fiber||Not more than||7%|
|Moisture||Not more than||10%|
|Calcium||Not more than||2.1%|
|Phosphorus||Not more than||1.45%|
|Vitamin E||Not less than||400 IU/kg|
|Omega 6 Fatty Acids*||Not less than||2.00%|
|Omega 3 Fatty Acids*||Not less than||0.80%|
|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|
|(Lactobascillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobascillus casei, Lactobascillus 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
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