Dry Formula

Small Breed

Grain-free CORE Small Breed has optimum protein and calorie levels to help support small breeds who have higher energy needs. It’s made from turkey, chicken, salmon oil and fruits and vegetables. 

  • Smaller kibble size for adult small breeds
  • Glucosamine and chondroitin help maintain bone and joint health
  • 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 and 12 lb bags

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Reviews
Dry Formula Small Breed is rated 4.777777777777778 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small Breed Grain Free This is the ONLY dog food I feed my Cairn Terrier. The 36% protein along with the other vitamins, minerals and fat content works best for my dog's overall health. Her energy level and sparkle in her eye improved when we started feeding this product.
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Dogs Love it! I love the Core for small breed. I have a 3 pound Maltese who has difficulty eating big morsels. The morsels in small breed are flatter and smaller making it easier for him to eat and digest.
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for our terrier! Our dog's coat and skin have improved switching to this brand. I wish it were sold in larger bags though. Is that a possibility?
Date published: 2016-05-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Going Back to Wellness Small Breed Turkey/Oatmeal After giving Core Small Breed a try, I am going back to Wellness Complete Health Small Breed Turkey/Oatmeal for my small breed. I had a coupon so we gave it a try. Unfortunately, my Maltese's coat became duller and she began to itch more than usual. The pros have been she loved the taste and considered it a treat to be fed :-) and her poop consistency was always solid, never loose, which makes yard clean up so much easier. The tie breaker was when her annual blood work came back with slightly elevated "BUN" level and the vet says my dog seems to not be handling the increase in protein as well as some dogs. So since we LOVE Wellness we are just going to switch back to the Wellness Complete Health Small Breed Turkey/Oatmeal. Hope this info. helps someone else who has a small dog who does not like the Core but still likes Wellness products too.
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Core Dry Formula Small Breed My three little dogs love this food-stopped skin aggravation issues for one of them. The only thing I wish is that Wellness would sell this in a bigger bag like the other flavors!
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grain free - helpful with skin issues My dog eats this very well and going grain free has helped reduce his skin allergy reaction.
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My pets My pets love this food so much. They are healthier than before.
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grain free small breed adult My dog loves the food and he never has any digestive issues.
Date published: 2016-05-06
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INGREDIENTS

Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Dried Ground Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Choline Chloride, Spinach, Vitamin E Supplement, Broccoli, Carrots, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Kale, Sweet Potatoes, Taurine, Spearmint, 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, 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)16.00%
  • Crude Fiber (Max)5.00%
  • Moisture (Max)10.00%
  • Calcium (Max)2.00%
  • Phosphorus (Max)1.30%
  • Vitamin E (Min)400 IU/kg
  • Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (Min)3.00%
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (Min)0.50%
  • 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 Small Breed 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)

Weight (lbs) Cups per day
2 - 4 ¼ - ½
5 - 8 ½ - ¾
9 - 12 ¾ - 1
13 - 16 1 - 1¼
17 - 20  1¼ - 1½  
21 - 25 1½  - 1¾
   

Combination Feeding: If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount fed by 1/8 cup, for every 2 tbsp. of wet food.

Calorie Content: This food contains 3,598 kcal per kilogram or 396 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!