Get the SCOOP on dog food: Wellness Brand

Get the SCOOP on dog food: Wellness Brand

The final food we will be looking at is Wellness Brand Core: Originial Formula. Wellness Brand can be found in pet specialty stores or online through pet specialty retailers.

Note: The Wellness CORE line does contain chicken and turkey so if your dog has a sensitivity to either of those meats this won’t be the line for you.

How much should my dog eat? 

Feeding Instructions:

  • Adult dogs 5 – 20 lbs.: 1 1/4 – 1 3/4  cups
  • Adult dogs 35 – 50 lbs.: 1 3/4 – 2 1/4 cups
  • Adult dogs 50 – 65 lbs.:  2 1/4 – 2 3/4 cups
  • Adult dogs 65 – 80 lbs.: 2 3/4 – 3 1/4 cups
  • Adult dogs 80 -95 lbs.: 3 1/4-3 3/4  cups
  • Adult dogs 95 – 115 lbs.:  3 3/4-4 1/4 cups

Note: These feeding directions are guidelines only. If your dog is still a developing adult (many large breeds are considered developing until age 2-3) or above average in activity level you will need to adjust.

What’s in it?

Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Dried Ground Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Chicken Liver, Natural Chicken Flavor, Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Beta-Carotene, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Vitamin B-12 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, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Taurine, Chicory Root Extract, 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.

How much does it cost?

  • 26lb Bag – $53

What’s the bottom-line?

Wellness does contain the most protein, but with that also comes more fat than the other two holistic foods we have looked at, Blue Buffalo and Nutro Ultra. With a guaranteed analysis of protein: 33%, fat: 10%, and fiber 8.5% it does have its advantages for those higher activity dogs who need more protein and fat.

Sources:
Feeding guidelines: Wellness Pet Food.
Photo Courtesy: soggydan.

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