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Wellness Core Dry Dog Food Grain Free Ocean Formula -- 4 lbs


Wellness Core Dry Dog Food Grain Free Ocean Formula
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Wellness Core Dry Dog Food Grain Free Ocean Formula -- 4 lbs

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Wellness Core Dry Dog Food Grain Free Ocean Formula Description

  • Protein Focused Nutrition
  • Protein-Rich: Whitefish, Herring Meal, Salmon Meal & Menhaden Fish Meal
  • Poultry-Free, Nutrient Dense Diet
  • No Meat By-Products or Fillers
  • Includes Antioxidant, Omega Fatty Acids, Glucosamine & Probiotics.
  • Natural Food For Adult Dogs

What is Protein-Focused Nutrition?

Wellness® CORE® is based on the nutritional philosophy that pets, based on their primal ancestry, thrive on a diet mainly comprised of meat. Each formula is packed with a high concentration of quality animal protein, without fillers or grains, along with a proprietary blend of botanicals and nutritional supplements.

This unique, grain-free recipe supports and nurtures your pet’s inside…their essence…their core.

To create a protein-focused diet the Wellness Way, we carefully control the quality and quantity of the ingredients we use, and pay close attention to the individual properties of each inclusion. From source to bowl, we make no exceptions!

If you are looking for a food with more meat and no grains, CORE is truly a more thoughtful alternative. This diet delivers the meat content you’re looking for, while creating a balanced profile of high quality, natural ingredients appropriate for everyday feeding.

Supporting your pet's inner wellbeing.

Why is CORE® different?

In a word… balance. Unlike many grain-free diets, we've considered your pet's whole health by ensuring the overall nutritional equation remains appropriate for everyday feeding. Higher protein can also mean higher fat, minerals and calories. By thoughtfully selecting specialized ingredients and managing nutritional ratios, CORE delivers protein-focused nutrition thoughtfully - with balance, not excess.

This is grain-free nutrition the Wellness Way® - thoughtfully-balanced, nutrient-dense and created from the highest quality, cutting-edge natural ingredients. A diet so unique you can see it in your pet's weight, coat, digestion and overall radiance. Unlock your pet's core health with Wellness CORE.

We are proud to offer this choice in the Wellness line of natural food for pets. This diet supports our continued belief that thoughtfully balanced natural nutrition is the foundation of wellbeing, happiness and longevity we want for all of our family members, including our animals.


Directions

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 of Dogs

(lbs)

Cups per Day

6-20 1/4 - 1 1/4
20-35 1 1/4 - 1 3/4
35-50 1 3/4 - 2 1/4
50-65 2 1/4 - 2 3/4
65-80 2 3/4 - 3 1/4
80-95 3 1/4 - 3 3/4
95-115 3 3/4 - 4 1/4

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

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

Calorie Content: This food contains 3,630 kcal per kilogram or 417 kcal per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Servings per Container: 0
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein min34.0%
Crude Fat min15.0%
Crude Fiber max7.0%
Moisture max10.0%
Calcium max2.10%
Phosphorus max1.45%
Vitamin E 400 IU/kg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids min2.0%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids min0.80%
Glucosamine 250 mg/kg min
Chondroitin Sulfate 200 mg/kg min
Beta Carotene min5 mg
Total +80,000,000 CFU/lb min
Caloric Content: This food contains 3,568 kcal/kg or 414 kcal/cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis.
Other Ingredients: Whitefish, herring meal (source of glucosamine), salmon meal (source of chondroitin sulfate), menhaden fish meal, peas, lentils, dried ground potatoes, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), ground flaxseed, pea fiber, tomato pomace, natural fish flavor, vitamin e supplement, taurine, choline chloride, spinach, broccoli, carrots, parsley, apples, blueberries, kale, zinc proteinate, mixed tocopherols added to preserve freshness, zinc sulfate, calcium carbonate, niacin, iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, vitamin a supplement, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganese sulfate, D-calcium pantothenate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, biotin, vitamin D3 supplement, chicory root extract, yucca schidigera extract, 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.
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Is This Dog Diet the Trick to Keeping Your Pup Slim and Trim?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Is your pooch's paunch expanding? A new study suggests that a high-protein, high-fiber diet can help overweight dogs slim down. In the study, researchers fed overweight dogs a reduced-calorie, high-protein, high-fiber diet for 24 weeks. As with humans who eat similar diets, the dogs' body composition and inflammatory markers changed in positive ways. The dogs:
  • Improved to a healthier weight while mostly maintaining muscle mass
  • Saw their serum triglycerides, insulin and inflammatory markers all decrease
Woman Following Dog Diet Feeding Dog in Her Kitchen | Vitacost.com/blog While results are impressive, it is probably a mistake to overhaul your dog's diet based on one study. Erin Katribe, a veterinarian and medical director of the Best Friends Animal Society, cautions that there is no one-size-fits-all diet for overweight dogs. "As with humans, each dog will be an individual in terms of metabolism," Katribe says. "So, keep in mind that any feeding guidelines should be thought of as a place to start, rather than definitive guidance."

First steps to starting a dog diet 

If your dog is packing on the pounds, your first move should be to consult a veterinarian. There might be an underlying illness causing the weight gain or signs of laziness, Katribe says. "A veterinarian can also provide guidance on an ideal target weight and on the various diet options that are appropriate for your individual pet," she says. Many over-the-counter dog foods marketed as weight-loss diets for dogs typically have higher protein and lower carbohydrate content, Katribe says. However, a veterinarian might suggest a prescription diet that can be more effective, although such foods typically come with a higher price tag. Before changing your dog’s diet, you must determine the actual calorie content that the dog is consuming, Katribe says. Then, adjust amounts based on weight loss or gain. She suggests measuring the amount of food the dog is getting -- with a measuring cup, not just visually – before “reducing that calorie amount by a small proportion through either feeding less of the same food or by switching to a lower-calorie food." If you are changing the dog to a new diet, do so gradually. “Start by replacing only a small proportion of the old food with the new food, then gradually increasing the proportion of new food over a few days,” Katribe says. “This can reduce the likelihood of gastrointestinal upset.” Also, keep an eye on your dog’s snacking routine. It is common for owners to fail to account for treat items when determining how much to feed the animal, Katribe says. “High-calorie treats can contribute a significant amount to the diet,” she says. So, you may want to switch to lower-calorie treats, such as:
  • Baby carrots
  • Frozen green beans
  • Ice cubes
Another option is to reduce the amount of food the dog eats during meals to help balance the calories that come from treats.

Weight management activities to accompany a dog diet

Increasing your dog’s activity level is another way to help your pet lose weight. Just as with humans, weight maintenance principles begin as "a balance of calories in, calories out, Katribe says. "Reducing calories, increasing exercise -- and subsequent calorie burn --  or a combination can be utilized to halt and reverse the gain," Katribe says, adding that exercise provides "much needed mental stimulation for dogs, too." Ways to increase your dog’s level of activity include: Daily walks. If you already do this, increase the duration by a few minutes each day or add additional daily walks to your routine. Scavenger hunts for food. Instead of feeding your dog at a single sitting, hide food or treats around the house so activity is required to find them. Increasing play time. Throwing around a ball or frisbee in the yard can get your dog moving. "Some dogs will also play with laser pointers, even though these are typically marketed for cats," Katribe says. Signing your hound up for doggy daycare or play groups. Many boarding facilities offer doggy daycare where dogs have the opportunity to play with other dogs and be active during the day[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title="Featured Products" border_width="2"][vc_row_inner equal_height="yes" content_placement="middle" gap="35"][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="158330" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1646755207423{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/greenies-weight-management-petite-dog-dental-treats-15-25-lbs"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="158331" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1646755280865{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/fruitables-skiny-minis-dog-deliciously-healthy-dog-treats"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="158332" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1646755394082{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/whole-life-pet-living-treats-for-dogs-digestive-pumpkin-blend"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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