Dry Formula


Grain-free CORE Indoor has 20% less fat than our Original formula. This essential ingredient cat food with turkey, chicken and cranberries supports your indoor cat’s optimal health. 

  • 20% less fat than CORE Original
  • Fish-free, protein-rich
  • Nutrient-dense and enhanced with antioxidants, omega fatty acids and probiotics
  • No meat by-products or fillers (see all ingredients below)
  • No grain, corn, soy, wheat-gluten or artificial preservatives, colors or flavors    

Available in: 2 lb, 5 lb 14 oz and 12 lb bags

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Dry Formula Indoor is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall nice food I started my cat Pixel on the original because of the lower Carb content however that formula had a very strong fish smell. She seemed to prefer that flavor but eats the indoor as well, just not as quickly. I'm a bit confused about if the indoor also has the benefit of Hairball control because that would be nice because she spends way too much time grooming, and even though she isn't long haired she gets a lot of hairballs. I made the swap from Evo because it was so difficult to find and core is easier to get and I have noticed a change in her coat. Long as she continues to eat it I plan on keeping her on this till I have good reason to change!
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing cat food My adult cat always ate cheap food and had no problem. When we got a new kitten he ended up having tummy problems with purina kitten chow and refused to eat the science diet sample from the vet. After looking at reviews I decided to give this a try in kitten formula for him. After 2 days of eating core wellness he had no more loose stools. I decided to switch my adult cat as well. She was slightly resistant as she had been eating the same food for over 5 years. After a couple weeks of slowly weaning her onto it she loved it as well. Both of them now eat the indoor formula and have amazing soft shiny fur. Would never use a different food.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the ingredients list. I can't compare to other food since my cat has been eating this food since I got her last year. I wanted to find the best possible food without spending a fortune so i did some research and found Wellness Core. I was very convenient to get online and the ingredient lists convinced me - so much more healthy than what the vet sells. She gets a spoon of the wet stuff when i get up in the morning and another one when i come home from work, as a little treat. Then, she eats the dry food as her regular meal. She always seems happy to get her food, wet or dry! Her thick fur is beautiful and shiny and she doesn't get hairballs.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! I can't prove that this was the cause of my cat's improvement in all the areas she's improved, but I tried all sorts of cat food (including one of those *customized blends* where you fill out a lengthy questionnaire about your cat) and she still threw up at least 4-5 times a week, plus she just seemed stressed all of the time. After transitioning her over to this, she almost never vomits (maybe once every month or two? if that.) and she seems much calmer and less prone to ricocheting off the walls/furniture/dog/me. She seems happier and healthier. Downside: it does give her the absolute funkiest kibble breath. But if she's doing so much better, I can deal with that.
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from core indoor formula I used to use this product, but became concerned because my cat was grooming all the time and her coat got much more thin. I was wondering if it was maybe the kelp in the ingredients is possibly too much and was giving her hyperthyroid. Not knowing, I switch to another brand. The over grooming has stopped, so who knows. Maybe?
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CORE grain-free dry food I include CORE grain-free kibbles with each serving of WELLNESS canned food at both his morning and evening feedings. My cat loves the crunch of this recipe and finishes each and every CORE grain-free kibble in his bowl.
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Core Indoor Both my cats love the Core Indoor and they eat every bite. They eat this in addition to the Core wet food.
Date published: 2016-05-25
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Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Potato Protein, Tomato Pomace, Pea Fiber, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Cranberries, Chicory Root Extract, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, L-Carnitine, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Beta-Carotene, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.

This is a naturally preserved product.

Guaranteed Analysis
  • Crude Protein (Min) 38.00%
  • Crude Fat  12.00% - 14.00%
  • Crude Fiber  4.00% - 8.00%
  • Moisture (Max) 11.00%
  • Calcium (Max) 1.70%
  • Phosphorus (Max) 1.20%
  • Magnesium (Max)0.14%
  • Vitamin E (Min)200 IU/kg
  • Taurine (Min)  0.10%
  • L-Carnitine* (Min) 100 mg/kg
  • Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (Min) 2.25%
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (Min) 0.50%
  • Beta-Carotene* (Min)2 mg/kg
  • Glucosamine* (Min)400 mg/kg
  • Chondroitin Sulfate* (Min) 300 mg/kg
  • Total Lactic Acid Microorganisms* (Min)+90,000,000 CFU/lb

+(Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus in equal amounts)

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles

100% Complete & Balanced Nutrition for Your Adult Cat

Wellness® CORE® Indoor Formula Adult Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

Recommended Feeding Portions

(Based on a standard 8 oz dry measuring cup)

Weight (lbs) Dry Food Alone Combination Feeding
4 -7 1/4 - 1/2 1/4 + 3oz can
7 - 10 1/2 - 2/3 1/2 + 3oz can
10 - 15 2/3 - 3/4 3/4 + 3 oz can

Cats over 15 lbsAdd approximately ¼ cup for each additional 2 lbs of body weight.

Calorie ContentThis food contains 3,490 kcal per kilogram or 391 kcal per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).

How to Transition

This food is formulated for adult, non-reproducing cats over one year old as kittens and pregnant or nursing mothers have special nutritional requirements. It is important to slowly transition your cat from his/her current diet as it takes a few days for the body to adapt to new nutrient levels. To transition, gradually mix in the new food over a 5-7 day period, increasing the amount of Wellness each day, so that you are feeding 100% Wellness® CORE® by day 7. 

CORE is highly palatable so your cat may tend to eat more of this food. Watch initially to see if you need to adjust regular eating patterns. Give your cat access to clean, cool fresh water at all times and feed Wellness® CORE® wet food in combination whenever possible, to increase the level of water in your cat's diet. Nutrition is the foundation of wellbeing, but be sure to give your cat plenty of love, exercise and see your veterinarian regularly!