Last Updated on March 28, 2021 by Andy Brooks
CORE For Dogs
The wellness craze is no longer just for humans but for pets as well, a philosophy adopted by Wellness Pet Foods, makers of Wellness Core. Wellness Core is a family of dog food that is grain-free and high on protein. Wellness Pet Foods has been around since the 90s. and thus earned and holds a good deal of trust with consumers. Wellness Pet Foods maintains the philosophy that dogs are best suited to their natural diet which is meat, complemented with natural ingredients and vitamin supplements to ensure they’re well, wellness.
What Makes Wellness Core Different?
Compared to other dog foods, Wellness Core has a more significant amount of meat ingredients. Thus the Core brand. Other products in the Core family actually is comprised of mostly meat that humans could envy.
Wellness Core is made up of a wide variety of limited-ingredient products such as CORE SIX which is made up of six main ingredients, CORE RAWREV which is a raw meat topper, CORE Bowl Boosters, Core 100% Freeze Dried, CORE Simply Shreds toppers, CORE Tender Bites, CORE Chunky Centers, CORE Hearty Cuts and CORE DRY dog foods specialized for dogs that are large and small, adults and puppies. CORE DRY is the focus of this review and the line includes:
- CORE Original
- CORE Puppy
- CORE Ocean
- CORE Wild Game
- CORE Lamb
- CORE Reduced-Fat
- CORE Senior
- CORE Small Breed Original
- CORE Small Breed Puppy
- CORE Small Breed Healthy Weight
- CORE Large Breed
- CORE Large Breed Puppy
CORE DRY’s key ingredients include Turkey meat (Original), Duck Meat (Wild Game), White Fish (Ocean), and Lamb for plenty of protein and fatty acids; chicken liver as a rich source of B vitamins, carrots for beta-carotene and good eyesight and flaxseed which is rich in Omega-3 oils and results in dogs having a healthy coat. There’s also chicken meal concentrate which is a huge source of protein, turkey meal, potatoes which is a good source of carbohydrates, peas which are another good source of carbs and natural fiber as well as protein, a small amount of tomato pomace which either serves as a filler or another source of fiber, ground dried potato by-products, chicken fat which is a source of omega-6 fatty acids, chicory root which provides inulin, carrots, broccoli, kale and lastly, chelated minerals. The mix is further infused by probiotics such as Dried Lactobacillus and Enterococcus that aids in proper digestion and vitamin and mineral supplements.
However, unlike other brands, Wellness Core has significantly less fat levels at up to 16% that other brands suggest, results in a lack of energy. There is a significant amount of carbohydrates to burn at around 40 percent whereas the protein rating is at 38 percent. Still, the recipes contain high-quality ingredients that qualify Wellness Core as a premium dog food. The huge variety enables consumers to select the product best suited for their dog’s breed, size, and age and not have to second-guess themselves. The pricing is rather high but justified given the significant amount of meat. Overall, if you have the budget and love your pets as much as yourselves, Wellness Core is the meatiest food best suited for them.