Dry Formula


High-protein CORE grain-free kitten food  has the calories and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) kittens need for healthy development. It’s made from chicken, turkey, whitefish, salmon oil and cranberries.

  • Supports growth, contains DHA for brain and eye development
  • Nutrient-dense and enhanced with antioxidants and probiotics
  • No meat by-products or fillers (see all ingredients below)
  • No grain, corn, soy, wheat-gluten or artificial preservatives, colors or flavors   
  • Fish and flax omega blend for healthy skin and coat

Available in: 2 lb and 5 lb 14 oz bags

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Dry Formula Kitten is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the ingredients Of course CORE focuses on meat-based protein which I love, and the DHA, amino acids, and live cultures really just top it off for me. This is an awesome food for a growing kitten, I'm sure, but I feed it to three ferrets and they are in great shape. Beautiful, fluffy coats, and they eat less than friends' ferrets. The vet didn't believe that they were the age they are, maybe that's the kitten formula at work. The one thing I have a problem with is lately there have been a LOT of broken pieces and dust in the bottom of the bag. This can be blamed on the lack of fillers, however, so I'm alright with it, they just don't eat it, and I don't like wasting money.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I just adpoted two kitten 7 weeks old I added two kittens to my family. One kitten came home with bad digestive issues and I felt so bad for him because I knew he was in discomfort. I looked on lots of different websites and read all types of information about cat food. dry vs. wet, pros and cons of all types of cat food, the process of which cat food is made and I found one other type of food that was better but it is 32 dollars per 2 lb bag, wellness is 13 dollars in the store or 10 dollars online. I wanted to find a website that could of just told me this one is the best choice. So here if you have a kitten that has a hard time pooping and its bloody. He doesn't want to eat food because he gets sick, change to wellness to help for cat feel wellness for the first time.
Date published: 2016-09-28
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Deboned Turkey, Whitefish Meal, Deboned Chicken, Herring Meal, Chicken Meal, Peas, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Cranberries, Salmon Oil, Chicory Root Extract, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Beta-Carotene, 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) 45.00%
  • Crude Fat (Min) 18.00%
  • Crude Fiber (Max) 3.00%
  • Moisture (Max) 11.00%
  • Calcium (Max) 1.80%
  • Phosphorus (Max) 1.45%
  • Magnesium (Max)0.13%
  • Vitamin E (Min) 200 IU/kg
  • Taurine* (Min) 0.20%
  • Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (Min) 3.50%
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (Min) 0.80%
  • Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)* (Min) 0.15%
  • Beta-Carotene* (Min) 2 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 Kitten

Wellness® CORE® Kitten Formula Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for growth and gestation/lactation.

Recommended Feeding Portions

(Based on a standard 8 oz dry measuring cup)

Weight (lbs) Dry Food Alone Combination Feeding
1 - 2 1/4 - 1/3 1/4 + 3oz can
2 - 6 1/3 - 3/4 1/2 + 3oz can
6 - 12 3/4 - 1 3/4 + 3 oz can

How to Feed Your Kitten
As kittens grow up they need to learn when, where and how to eat.  Depending on age, kittens need to be fed at the same time and in the same place 2-4 times per day.  Food should be removed after 20 minutes, if not eaten.  In the beginning, kitten’s food can be moistened with a little warm water.

Determining Feeding Portions
Looking at the chart to the below, divide the total cups per day by the total number of times you feed your kitten per day to determine the portion size for each meal.  Give your kitten 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 kitten’s diet. Nutrition is the foundation of wellbeing, but be sure to give your kitten plenty of love, exercise and see your veterinarian regularly.

Pregnant and Lactating Cats: Allow free access to dry food at all times. 

Calorie Content: This food contains 3,860 kcal per kilogram or 502 kcal per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).

How to Transition

This food is formulated for kittens and pregnant or nursing mothers who 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® CORE® each day, so that you are feeding 100% Wellness CORE by day 7.

Nutrition is the foundation of wellbeing, but be sure to give your cat plenty of fresh water, love and exercise and visit your veterinarian regularly!