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Wellness has made quality pet foods for quite a while, but their CORE line is the grain-free formula. Here, we look at the “Original” kind of Wellness Core…
This is basically what you’d expect out of a top notch company. Tons of animal sources, high protein percentage, and all quality ingredients. No fillers, no by-products, nothing you wouldn’t feed your dog personally. Not only that, but it is rich in vegetables and fruits, provides for high levels of Omega fatty acids, and has a lower carb level than most foods.
It’s expensive however, and it’s for a reason. When grain is cut out, price of production goes up. Putting this much meat in a product isn’t cheap, but rest assured knowing your dog will eat less of this per serving than “normal” food because of how packed it is.
What’s good about this food….
Grain-free, high protein percentage, good meat sources, potatoes, salmon oil, fruits & veggies, flaxseed★★★★★ Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber..
….and what’s not so good.
Deboned Turkey, Deboned Chicken, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Dried Ground Potato, Tomato Pomace★★ Mostly used as gimmick, not enough nutrition is available to make a difference, can be too acidic on digestive tract causing upset., Natural Chicken Flavor, Canola Oil★★★★★ Excellent source of fat for energy and healthy coat contains 10% omega 3 fatty acids and half the saturated fat found in other vegetable oils commonly used in pet food., Chicken Liver, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed★★★★★ Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber., Carrots★★★★★ Natural source of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A needed for immune function), excellent fiber., Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli★★ Nutritious but can lead to gas. Very gimmicky., Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes., Vitamins & Minerals, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Glucosamine★★★ Gimmicky, not enough can be available to be effective, often listed low on the label as token ingredient. Cooking may effect it’s potency. Hydrochloride★★★ Gimmicky, not enough can be available to be effective, often listed low on the label as token ingredient. Cooking may effect it’s potency., Chondroitin Sulfate★★★ Mostly used as gimmick, too expensive to use enough in food for therapeutic response., Dried Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium★★★ Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing., Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Products, Rosemary Extract★★★★★ Natural preservative, concentrated..