I’m slightly conflicted when I review Wellness foods. They’re without doubt one of the better producers of pet food worldwide, but over time I’ve heard rumours of their foods making dogs sick. This has been more the case with Wellness CORE, the companies grain-free range. Personally I’ve had good experience with the food, and in this day and age the bigger the name the more you hear such rumours.
Let’s put that aside and have a look at the ingredients…
Chicken and Chicken Meal are the main ingredients, and this is what I like to see in a pet food. Chicken “meal” is a denser ingredient than regular chicken and ensures the food is high in animal proteins.
The grains in the food are all good choices. We don’t see any rubbish corn or wheat here, we see oatmeal, barley, and brown rice. These are top grains that are as healthy for dogs as they are for humans.
We find chicken fat, whitefish, and even flaxseed in the food, and these go a long way in providing essential nutrients, oils, and omega fatty acids, great for heart health and a glossy coat.
The food is packed with a range of vitamins, minerals, fruits, and veggies, which despite being in small quantities will ensure your dog is getting a decent well-balanced diet.
This is definitely a decent food for a regular dog. As far as grain foods go this is one of the best. If you have an active dog then I’d steer towards the higher protein Wellness CORE.
Chicken and chicken meal as the main ingredients, decent grains, and plenty of nutrients.
Nothing worth mentioning.
* Carbohydrates aren’t listed on pet food labels. This value is calculated based on levels of protein, fat, moisture, and ash. Estimated values for moisture and ash have been used where these values haven’t been given (moisture of 10%, and ash of 8%).
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Barley, Ground Brown Rice, Rye Flour, Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Whitefish, Tomatoes, Carrots, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Ground Millet, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Spinach, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Beta-Carotene, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Biotin, Folic Acid], Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate], Choline Chloride, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Blueberries, Chicory Root Extract, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Garlic Powder, Yucca Schidigera Extract, 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.