Dry Formula

Reduced Fat

Grain-free CORE Reduced Fat has 25% less fat than CORE Original. This high-protein, lower-fat dog food with turkey, chicken, salmon oil and fruits and vegetables can help support your dog’s optimal health.

  • 25% less fat than CORE Original
  • 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 Reduced Fat is rated 4.181818181818182 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wellness....the very best ! Wellness offers the very best pet food made. I have had my two sweet "Rescues" on the CORE or SIMPLE diets and both are excellent. Both Pups are (were) so healthy and their coats are like silk. On my second Pup Tybee, she came with a food allergy and after two weeks on the Wellness CORE reduced fat, it totally disappeared.
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zoe gets it for breakfast and dinner zoe chose Core over other brands. breakfast (stand alone) and for dinner we mixed the kibbles with roasted chicken and sweet potato. Zoe is Havanese and just celebrated her 11 birthday.
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CORE is great for my dogs As my two Golden Retrievers have aged, I moved them from original CORE to the reduced fat variety. I am extremely happy with this food, as I was with original CORE. My dogs love it, they don't have skin issues, their weight is very good and their overall health is great for their age. I have fed CORE to my dogs for many years through several generations of Golden Retrievers. I mix the dry with warm water and a small amount of CORE canned or home cooked meat or eggs to change up the protein base on occasion. I am a big fan of Grain-free foods and this one has worked for all of us.
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Boxer has yeast infection after half way thru 2nd Hi, My Boxer has been eating Wellness for years now. She is 8 yrs old and for the past 4 yrs has been eating Complete Health Chicken Reduced fat. About 2 months ago I switched her to Core reduced fat and she is not even half way thru her 2nd bag and she has a yeast infection in her ears and on her skin underneath her body. This has been verified by a Vet thru a culture. The Core is the only thing that has been changed. Now i am searching for another food to switch her to. I want to keep her grain free, and I am very disappointed that I have so much food left that I paid $62.00 for that i will now be unable to feed her. She is my helper dog so it is very important to me that she is healthy and happy.
Date published: 2016-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Core dry reduced fat We use all Wellness products and they are excellent products with NO by products! but I will say, the reduced fat core has too much dust.
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grain-Free My 3 dogs (Lab and 2 Jack Russells) have been eating CORE Grain-free for almost 15 years. They love the food and it's good for them. My Lab had food related allergies before we switched to Wellness CORE and after being on this food reduced her allergy related problems and gave her a gorgeous shiny coat. I wish the cost were a bit lower, other than that I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wellness Core Reduced Fat Dog Food We tried this as our old dog used to eat this. I am not sure if this is a new formula as Sara (who eats everything), refused to eat it. I even tried hand feeding and Sara spit it out. We returned it to Petco.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy My two dogs have been on this for years...I don't like switching foods so this one I will keep buying. Only bad thing is price has sky rocketed and I have a hard time getting it.
Date published: 2016-05-06
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INGREDIENTS

Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Dried Ground Potatoes, Pea Fiber, Tomato Pomace, Chicken Liver, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil,  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, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin 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)33.00%
  • Crude Fat (Min)10.00% - 12.00%
  • Crude Fiber (Max)8.50%
  • Moisture (Max)10.00%
  • Calcium (Max)1.90%
  • Phosphorus (Max)1.30%
  • Vitamin E (Min)400 IU/kg
  • Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (Min)2.20%
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (Min)0.40%
  • Glucosamine* (Min)250 mg/kg
  • Chondroitin Sulfate* (Min)200 mg/kg
  • 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 Reduced Fat Formula Adult Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

Recommended Feeding Portions

(Based on a standard 8 oz dry measuring cup)

Every dog is a little different so optimal feeding amounts may vary with age, size, activity level, breed and environment. Divide the total cups per day by the number of times you feed your dog per day. Please use the information below as an initial recommendation only and adjust as needed.

Weight

(lbs)

Weight Maintenance

(Cups per day)

Weight Loss

(Cups per day)

6 - 20 ¼ - 1¼ ¼ - 1
20 - 35 1¼ - 1½  1 - 1¼
35 - 50 1½ - 2¼ 1¼ - 2
50 - 65 2¼ - 3 2 - 2¾ 
65 - 80 3 - 3½  2¾ - 3¼
80 - 95 3½ - 4 3¼ - 3¾
95 - 115 4 - 4½  3¾ - 4¼

Dogs over 115 lbs: Add 1/4 cup per additional 10 lbs.

Combination Feeding: If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount fed by ½ cup, for every 6 oz of wet food.

Calorie ContentThis food contains 3,250 kcal per kilogram or 360 kcal per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).

How to Transition

This food is formulated for adult, non-reproducing dogs over one year old as puppies and pregnant or nursing mothers have special nutritional requirements. It is important to slowly transition your dog 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 dog may tend to eat more of this food. Watch initially to see if you need to adjust regular eating patterns. Give your dog 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 dog's diet. Nutrition is the foundation of wellbeing, but be sure to give your dog plenty of love, exercise and see your veterinarian regularly!