WELLNESS CORE GRAIN FREE Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food
Grain-Free, Protein-Focused Nutrition for Puppies
- Optimal Calories for Growth in Smaller Kibble Size
- Probiotics to Help Maintain a Healthy Digestive Tract
- Salmon Oil, a Natural Source of DHA, helps support cognitive development
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids to Help Maintain Skin & Coat Health
- Guaranteed Calcium & Phosphorus Levels to Help Support Healthy Development of Bones and Teeth
- Antioxidant Rich Formula to Support a Strong Immune System
- Made with Naturally Gluten-Free Ingredients
- Complete and Balanced for Everyday Feeding
Available in: 4 lb, 12 lb & 26 lb bags
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Potato Protein, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Ground Potatoes, Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Salmon Oil, Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Bananas, 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, 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.
|Crude Protein||Not less than||36.00%|
|Crude Fat||Not less than||18.00%|
|Crude Fiber||Not more than||5.00%|
|Moisture||Not more than||10.00%|
|Calcium||Not more than||1.50%|
|Phosphorus||Not more than||1.00%|
|Vitamin E||Not less than||400 IU/kg|
|Omega 6 Fatty Acids*||Not less than||3.50%|
|Omega 3 Fatty Acids*||Not less than||0.60%|
|Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)*||Not less than||0.10%|
|Beta-Carotene*||Not less than||5 mg/kg|
|Total Lactic Acid Microorganisms*||Not less than||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 & Balanced Nutrition for Your Puppy
Wellness® CORE® Puppy Formula Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth and gestation/lactation.
Transitioning to Wellness® CORE®
It is important to slowly transition your puppy 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 CORE each day, so that you are feeding 100% Wellness® CORE® by day 7.
How to Feed Your Puppy
As puppies grow up they need to learn when, where and how to eat. Depending on age, puppies need to be fed at the same time and in the same place 2-4 times per day. Food should be removed after 20 minutes, if not eaten. In the beginning, puppy’s food can be moistened with a little warm water.
Determining Feeding Portions
Looking at the chart to the below, divide the total cups per day by the total number of times you feed your puppy per day to determine the portion size for each meal. Give your puppy 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 puppy’s diet. Nutrition is the foundation of wellbeing, but be sure to give your puppy plenty of love, exercise and see your veterinarian regularly.
RECOMMENDED FEEDING PORTIONS
(Based on a standard 8 oz dry measuring cup)
|Weight of Dog (lbs)||6 - 12 Weeks(cups/day)||4 - 6 Months(cups/day)||7 - 9 Months (cups/day)||10 - 12 Months (cups/day)||12 - 18 Months (cups/day)|
|10||1 3/4||1 2/3||1 1/3||1||Adult|
|15||2 1/2||2 1/4||1 3/4||1 1/2||Adult|
|20||3 1/4||2 3/4||2 1/3||2||Adult|
|30||4 1/3||3 2/3||3 1/3||2 3/4||Adult|
|40||5 1/2||4 3/4||4||3 1/3||Adult|
|60||-||6 1/2||5 1/2||4 2/3||4|
|80||-||-||6 3/4||5 3/4||5|
For Pregnant or Nursing Dogs: Since DHA is transferred to puppies in mother’s milk, we recommend feeding this during pregnancy and nursing. When pregnant, feed up to 50% more food according to body weight at 12 mos. For nursing dogs, allow her to eat at will.
Combination Feeding: If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount by 1/3 cup for every 6 oz of wet food.
Calorie Content: This food contains 3,792 kcal per kilogram or 417 kcal per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).