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Wellness CORE Original Dry Adult Dog Food

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Wellness CORE Original Dry Adult Dog Food
 
4.5

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One of the best pet foods on the market!

Wellness Products are some of the best petfoods one can purchase for thier pet.  Are these foods more expensive?  Yes, but becasue they are more nutrient dense, they eat less...Read complete review

Wellness Products are some of the best petfoods one can purchase for thier pet.  Are these foods more expensive?  Yes, but becasue they are more nutrient dense, they eat less of it and get more out from it.  You won't be sorry you went with these products!

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I've had better

I'm an avid natural food feeder for all of my pets..I had been feeding my two dogs Acana Pacifica, with fantastic results, however, because I can only find it online, and...Read complete review

I'm an avid natural food feeder for all of my pets..I had been feeding my two dogs Acana Pacifica, with fantastic results, however, because I can only find it online, and shipping is insane, I decided to try the best food that our local pet store had to offer, Wellness Core. I've worked in two different pet stores, so I'm very familiar with virtually every food they have to offer, and I was sure that trying Core would be a great alternative to Acana, especially since I could drive five minutes to pick it up, and because it was more affordable. Not so much...a few days after switching my lab/border collie mixs' fur began to fall out in clumps. I was finally getting used to the reduced shedding thanks to Acana, but Wellness ruined all of that. Granted, it is a great food, and I would recommend it to everyone that walked into a pet store and asked for the best food...but after trying Acana I just can't go back to it. But, for anyone who can't order food online, Wellness Core is the way to go, for sure!

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5.0

Ear Infection is gone

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from Akron, Ohio

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

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  • Easy To Digest

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      Comments about Wellness CORE Original Dry Adult Dog Food:

      Two years ago we adopted a dog from the pound that turned out to have a severe ear infection. We worked with the vet and tried many different ear medications as well as oral antibiotics with slight improvement. We also tried hypo-allergenic food from the vet to rule out allergies. Well after 10 days our dog was so distressed over that food that she would follow you everywhere hoping a new food would turn up. You couldn't even go to the bathroom without her trying to get in. I started doing research and began to change foods free of grain and mammal (beef, lamb, etc.). We now use Wellness Core Turkey and recently switched over to reduced fat because she is a real "chow hound". We believe the food has made a huge difference because her ears are healed and at the vet last week the doctor said they looked fabulous. We are so relieved because it just about broke our hearts to see her suffer. Our dog is a 6 y/o female Jack Russell named Penney.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Really Great Dog food

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      from Albuquerque, NM

      Comments about Wellness CORE Original Dry Adult Dog Food:

      Several Years ago our Vet recommended we switch our old collie to one of these better dog foods. We chose Wellness Core as I had a coupon for it. We have not been disappointed. Our dog really likes it and we have seen an improvement in her overall health. We don't have to feed her as much of this dog food as the previous brand which has helped her lose some weight. It has also helped cut down on her shedding. She now sheds at appropriate times of the year instead of constantly. The nuggets are nice and small so she has no problem chewing them, and she will eat this dog food without our adding canned dog food to make it appealing. We have also noticed that her coat is much shinier and she seems to have a lot more energy. We have also tried the other flavors of this brand dog food and she seems to like them as well. It is nice that coupons are available as the price is a lot more expensive than the dogs food you can get at wal-mart or other grocery stores

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Peace of Mind for Dog's Health

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      from USA

      Comments about Wellness CORE Original Dry Adult Dog Food:

      Obviously, this is not a cheap brand -- but there's a reason for that, since it's not cheap in quality or health either. I used to feed my dogs cheaper food, but switched to Wellness after reading a number of rave reviews from both consumers and experts. I love that it's gluten-free and doesn't have fillers like rice that so many other dog food brands (even non-mainstream ones) do, and it gives me peace of mind to know that I'm feeding my dogs top-notch, healthy food. They gobble it up every morning and night, so clearly they have no problem with it either!

      Quality of Ingredients
      Gluten-free, no fillers, and lots of essential ingredients that are perfect for their health. The ingredients are why I value this food so much for my dogs.

      Flavor Selection
      They don't have a ton of flavors, but the flavors that they do have are perfectly acceptable in my mind. Chicken? Sounds good to me, and to my dogs, judging by their rapid intake of it whenever it's in their bowls!

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      4.0

      Good basic grain free kibble

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      from Washington, NJ

      Comments about Wellness CORE Original Dry Adult Dog Food:

      This was our first grain free dog food. It worked very well for our now deceased Border Collie. When our Golden Retriever became itchy and had gooky ears, we put him on this and the problem went away. He was on it for 2.5 years before his problems came back. We were told by our holistic vet that sometimes dogs will become sensitive when fed the same protein (in this case - turkey) for a while. We eliminated everything else that we thought could be causing his itchy skin and gooky ears, added probiotics, etc, but it only subsided when we changed foods. We do still have our 1.5 year old border collie on it, and she is doing very well. One thing I do have to say is that this food gave my Golden terrible gas - from both ends!!!!!

      Flavor Selection
      Wellness Core only comes in a turkey based food. It would be great if the flavor selection could be expanded!

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      4.0

      One of the best pet foods on the market!

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      from Mount Morris, MI

      Comments about Wellness CORE Original Dry Adult Dog Food:

      Wellness Products are some of the best petfoods one can purchase for thier pet.  Are these foods more expensive?  Yes, but becasue they are more nutrient dense, they eat less of it and get more out from it.  You won't be sorry you went with these products!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great stuff, better then what i have seen

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      from Wilmington, NC

      Comments about Wellness CORE Original Dry Adult Dog Food:

      my puppies, to which i have three, two blue blood rescue breeds... and one rescue Mutt, were eating premuin edge, which i felt was too high in protein, and gave them flakey skin, like dandruff.

      I did some reading and saw, the wellness program, for Dogs & cats. i noticed that they have a grain -free, wheat-free & soy free, base called CORE.

      no more flakey skin, and they look grea, feel great and poop less, which means that are keeping the proper nutrients within their body now...still the compareable same price of premiun edge, dont get me wrong PE dog food is great too, but this product is great for my pups, now.

      awesome food, they also have canned dog food, too that is grain free as well. that is something special that i give them with their supper.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      I've had better

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      from Anderson, SC

      Comments about Wellness CORE Original Dry Adult Dog Food:

      I'm an avid natural food feeder for all of my pets..I had been feeding my two dogs Acana Pacifica, with fantastic results, however, because I can only find it online, and shipping is insane, I decided to try the best food that our local pet store had to offer, Wellness Core. I've worked in two different pet stores, so I'm very familiar with virtually every food they have to offer, and I was sure that trying Core would be a great alternative to Acana, especially since I could drive five minutes to pick it up, and because it was more affordable. Not so much...a few days after switching my lab/border collie mixs' fur began to fall out in clumps. I was finally getting used to the reduced shedding thanks to Acana, but Wellness ruined all of that. Granted, it is a great food, and I would recommend it to everyone that walked into a pet store and asked for the best food...but after trying Acana I just can't go back to it. But, for anyone who can't order food online, Wellness Core is the way to go, for sure!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      wellness dog food is where its at for grain-free

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      from Dennis Port, MA

      Comments about Wellness CORE Original Dry Adult Dog Food:

      Wellness Core Dry Dog food is a great dog food. I have tried a lot of grain-free dog foods and this is one of the best. CORE is just basic necessity, no grains or by-products or fillers. It can be a bit pricey but that's what i have come to expect with top-quality dog food. 

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Wellness CORE is a safe alternative to department store foods

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      from Wichita, KS

      Comments about Wellness CORE Original Dry Adult Dog Food:

      Wellness CORE, while not the absolute best dog food available today, is a healthy alternative to department store dog foods. This food has no grains, no meat by-products, no dairy products, no artificial flavors or colors or artificial preservatives, and features human-grade meat products.

      The high-protein base allows my dog to get fuller faster, and I love the small bites. We have had our Yorkie on this food for a year and a half, and she is excited to eat every meal. Since our dog is so small and requires such a small amount of food daily, it is a very affordable choice for us.

      I've also noticed that my dog has less gas (from both ends) when she is eating this food. Her coat is shinier and easier to manage as well. She is happy and energetic, and I am comfortable knowing she is not consuming meat by-products.

      I love that it is available in a few different stores around town so buying more is always convenient.

       
      4.0

      My Yorkie's skin loves this Wellness Core Grain Free Dry Food!

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      from Mesquite, TX

      Comments about Wellness CORE Original Dry Adult Dog Food:

      This is the ONLY dog food I have been able to find that does not cause my Yorkie's skin to itch, itch, itch! Poor little dog would scratch herself raw because her skin is VERY sensitive to grain of any kind. 

      I like the fact that Wellness Core Grain Free has no artificial flavors or meat by products. It makes me feel I am taking the best care of my dog possible by feeding her this natural food.

      My dog loves this food! She looks forward to hearing me pour it in her bowl. Chewing this Wellness Core grain free dry food also helps her teeth stay clean!

      I highly recommend Wellness Core Grain Free if your dog has any type of skin sensitivity. 

      One big challenge to feeding my dog Wellness Core Grain Free is that it is hard to find. There is only one major pet supply store in my area that caries this brand. Another drawback to this food is the price. It is very expensive compared to other dry dog foods. I try to plan my purchases around sales or when I have coupons. However, my dog's comfort is worth the trouble!

       

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