Dry Formula

Puppy

Grain-free, high-protein CORE Puppy food has the calories and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) puppies need for development. It’s made from chicken, turkey, salmon oil and fruits and vegetables.

  • Smaller kibble size for puppies
  • Supports growth, contains DHA for brain and eye development and calcium and phosphorus for bones and teeth
  • 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: 4 lb, 12 lb, 24 lb and 26 lb bags

*Size and selection may vary by retailer
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Reviews
Dry Formula Puppy is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff I've been very happy with Wellness Core. Feeding my dogs grain free has agreed with them with well and I love how healthy they look. My neighbor asked me if they just had a bath because their coats were so glossy and clean looking. I explained that they had just come from being boarded so not only were they not freshly bathed they were extra grungy. I took that as a compliment!
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Puppy Love! My rescue puppy started on this food at six weeks, and she looks even better than all of her siblings! My friends and vet always comment on how great she looks (and she's always at the barn with me getting filthy!) Awesome dog food, she will be transitioning to the adult formula once she stops growing! :)
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CORE GRAIN FREE DRY FORMULA My puppy loves this product. She has maintained a ideal weight and has an abundance of energy.
Date published: 2016-05-23
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INGREDIENTS

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Potato Protein, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Ground Potatoes, Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Salmon Oil, Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Bananas, Spinach, Vitamin E Supplement, Broccoli, Carrots, Choline Chloride, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Kale, Sweet Potatoes, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, 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)36.00%
  • Crude Fat (Min)18.00%
  • Crude Fiber (Max)5.00%
  • Moisture (Max)10.00%
  • Calcium (Max)1.50%
  • Phosphorus (Max)1.00%
  • Vitamin E (Min)400 IU/kg
  • Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (Min)3.50%
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (Min)0.60%
  • Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)* (Min)0.10%
  • Beta-Carotene* (Min)5 mg/kg
  • Total Lactic Acid Microorganisms* (Min)+80,000,000 CFU/lb

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

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

100% Complete and Balanced Nutrition for Your Adult Dog

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

Recommended Feeding Portions

How to Feed Your Puppy
As puppies grow up they need to learn when, where and how to eat.  Depending on age, puppies 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, puppy’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 puppy per day to determine the portion size for each meal.  Give your puppy 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 puppy’s diet.  Nutrition is the foundation of wellbeing, but be sure to give your puppy plenty of love, exercise and see your veterinarian regularly.

(Based on a standard 8 oz dry measuring cup)

Weight (lbs) 6 - 12 Weeks (cups/day) 4 - 6 Months (cups/day) 7 - 9 Months (cups/day) 10 - 12 Months (cups/day) 12 - 18 Months (cups/day)

2

1/2

1/2

1/3

1/3

Adult

5

1

1

3/4

2/3

Adult

10

1 3/4

1 2/3

1 1/3

1

Adult

15

2 1/2

2 1/4

1 3/4

1 1/2

Adult

20

3 1/4

2 3/4

2 1/3

2

Adult

30

4 1/3

3 2/3

3 1/3

2 3/4

Adult

40

5 1/2

4 3/4

4

3 1/3

Adult

60

-

6 1/2

5 1/2

4 2/3

4

80

-

-

6 3/4

5 3/4

5

100

-

-

-

6 3/4

6

 

For Pregnant or Nursing DogsSince DHA is transferred to puppies in mother’s milk, we recommend feeding this during pregnancy and nursing.  When pregnant, feed up to 50% more food according to body weight at 12 mos.  For nursing dogs, allow her to eat at will.

Combination Feeding: If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount fed by 1/3 cup, for every 6 oz of wet food.

Calorie ContentThis food contains 3,792 kcal per kilogram or 417 kcal per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).

How to Transition

It is important to slowly transition your puppy 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.