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® 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.
Perfect for everyday feeding, mixing with raw, supplementing raw or replacing raw while traveling.
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