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Wellness® CORE™ Reduced Fat Dog Formula
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Why We Love This

Grain-Free, Protein-Focused Nutrition with Nothing in Excess and Everything in Balance

Wellness® has redefined the world of grain-free, high-protein dog food!

CORE™ Reduced Fat Formula is a more thoughtful grain-free alternative to diets in the marketplace delivering the meat content consumers are looking for, without the excess fat, calories or minerals their dog doesn’t need.

Supporting dog’s HEALTHY WEIGHT to the CORE…

A grain-free choice for dogs over 1 year who are less active or need to lose weight.

Ingredients

  • Crude Protein, min
    33%
  • Crude Fat, min
    9%
  • Crude Fat, max
    10%
  • Crude Fiber, max
    8.5%
  • Moisture, max
    10%
  • Calcium, max
    1.9%
  • Phosphorus, max
    1.3%
  • Vitamin E, min
    500 IU/kg
  • Omega 6 Fatty Acids*, min
    2.2%
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids*, min
    0.50%
  • Glucosamine HCl*, min
    250 mg/kg
  • Chondroitin Sulfate*, min
    200 mg/kg
  • Beta-Carotene*, min
    5 mg/kg
  • Total Micro-organisms*, min
    80,000,000 CFU/lb
  • (L plantarum, E. faecium, L casei, L acidophilus in equal amounts)
  • *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles
  • Calories/kg
    3,270 kcal
  • Calories/cup ME
    350 cal
Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Dried Ground Potatoes, Pea Fiber, Whitefish Meal, Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Chicken Liver, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Vitamins [Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid(Vitamin C), Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrohloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement], Minerals[Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite], Choline Chloride, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Products, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Rosemary Extract. This is a naturally preserved product. Wellness® only uses ethoxyquin-free protein sources.

Wellness® CORE® Reduced Fat Formula Adult Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutrition levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

Instructions

Instructions for Use:

FEEDING INFORMATION

When to Feed CORE®: Perfect for everyday feeding, mixing with raw, supplementing raw or replacing raw while traveling

Who Should Eat CORE®: The nutrient levels of this food are appropriate for adult dogs over 1 year, including senior dogs, that are less active or overweight.  We do not recommend feeding this formula to puppies as they have special nutritional requirements during their growth stage.  Please try our Wellness® Puppy Food to meet these unique needs.

How to Feed CORE®: 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.  Please give your dog 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 awhile for the body to adapt to the new nutrient levels.  To transition, gradually mix in the new good over a 5-7 day period, increasing the amount of Wellness® CORE® each day, so that you are feeding 100% new food by day 7.

Recommended Feeding Portions (based on a standard 8 oz. dry measuring cup):
Optimal feeding amounts may vary with age, size and activity level.  Please use the information below as an initial recommendation only.

Weight of Dog      Weight Maintenance         Weight Loss
(LBS)                      Cups Per Day              Cups Per Day
5-20                         ¼-1 ¼                         ¼-1
20-35                       1 ¼- 1 ½                     1- ¼ 
35-50                       1 ½ - 2 ¼                    1 ¼ -2
50-65                       2 ¼- 3                         2- 2 ¾
65-80                       3-3 ½                          2 ¾ - 3 ¼
80-95                       3 ½ -4                         3 ¼ -3 ¾
95-115                     4-4 ½                          3 ¾ - 4 ¼

Combination Feeding: If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount by ½ cup, for every 6.0 oz. of wet food.
Dogs over 115 lbs: Add ¼ cup per additional 10 lbs.

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    Wellness® CORE™ Reduced Fat Dog Formula is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 22.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product My Annie has digestive problems and this is the only product that she can tolerate. I mix it with boiled, ground,chicken breasts and she no longer gets sick. She is full of life and very active. I hope SmartPak will again carry the smaller bags of this product very soon.
    Date published: 2011-03-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wellness Core My dogs look great, their coats are shiny and healthy. I would definetly recommend this to other dog owners. My goldens love the taste of wellness core and they have lost the weight they needed and continue to maintain an healthy weight.
    Date published: 2011-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Choice For Food Our yellow lab needed to loose 20 pounds. So we changed his food to the Wellness Core Reduced Fat, and he lost 15 pounds in about 10 months! We along with the Vet are very happy with the results!!
    Date published: 2011-03-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whole Dog Journal approved I would reccommend this dogfood to others who are trying to keep their dog at a healthy weight. My 11 year old poodle has conjestive heart failure and it is imperative to maintain good weight. She has thrived on this food and loves her walks.
    Date published: 2011-02-03
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    Date published: 2011-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from wellness core reduced fat My two dogs love core reduced fat and they have kept off the weight eating it. We love it.
    Date published: 2010-12-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 10 year old toy poodle has congestive heart failure and this food has kept her weight stable as well as providing all the nutrition she needs and is also on the list for the Whole Dog Journal's list of preferred dry dog foods.
    Date published: 2010-11-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of the best I have been feeding this food to my dog wth diabetes for over a year and his blood sugar has stayed at a nice even place. This has made it easy for the family to keep him active and still keep his hunger under control along with his blood sugar. So many of the good dog foods are rice based and when you have a diabetic dog corn and rice are your enemy. Wellness is great because there is no corn or rice in their recipe for this formula.
    Date published: 2010-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Losing weight and full of energy 2 of our 3 dogs are a bit chunky. We tried other foods and could not find one that they both liked until we tried Wellness CORE Reduced Fat. Both dogs LOVE this product and they have started to lose a few pounds. Their energy level is remarkable and their coats are shiny and glowing-- an added bonus!
    Date published: 2010-01-13
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    Date published: 2009-09-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The dog likes it... Hard to rate a food I don't eat, but the dog seems to like it, and I like the ingredients list. I also like that I can feed a little more as its lower in fat. (I'm fairly certain the dog ALSO likes the fact I can feed a little more...
    Date published: 2009-08-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Product My dogs love this dry dog food and have been on it sense they were puppies, five years ago. They have stayed very very healthy.
    Date published: 2009-06-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product My two goldens love this food. So far they haven't lost any weight but its only been a few weeks that they've been on it. I'll be cutting back on the quantity over the next several weeks to see if I can get their weight down.Product arrived quickly and not all broken like others I've ordered on line. I recommend the Core dog food.
    Date published: 2009-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Smart Paks with Wellness Combining Wellness Food choices with Smart Pak convenience is about the best thing I have invested in for a long time. A plastic drawer, a fresh bag of pre measured dog food. Nothing is better. This senior food with no grains is perfect for my 7 year old King Shepherd. It contains the added nutrients of Glucosomine and Chondriotin that I feed since she is a giant breed prone to hip issues. Smart Pak also has the most excellent customer service I have encountered for a long long time.Thank you.
    Date published: 2009-04-21
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    Date published: 2009-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff! I recently changed both of my goldens over to this awesome food. Both were overweight and getting chronic ear infections. In just about a week ive noticed a difference in their weight and they both look forward to meal time now. Jake was such a picky eater, he now loves his food! Great product!
    Date published: 2008-02-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wellness Core Reduced Fat Dog Food My Golden Retriever has had a sensitive tummy and been prone to weight gain since he was a puppy. I've tried many different dog foods. Finally, since trying Wellness CORE Reduced Fat four months ago, my dog has dropped weight, has not vomited and he doesn't scratch as much. I think it also is helping his allergies. This is a super product.
    Date published: 2008-02-21
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