Is Wellness Core Dry Dog Food Good?
Wellness Core Dry Dog Food is a "nearly best" pet food line with a 4.5-star rating — around 5% of all the pet food we analyze fall in this tier.
They have a great nutrition ratio (Mainly protein and Less carbs), named animal products as main ingredients, and contains a significant amount of meat. We recommend this!
- High Protein — over 35%!
- Lower in Carbs — Less than 34%
- Consists Mostly Good Quality Ingredients
- Use Organic Minerals to Improve Absorption
- Aid Digestion with Probiotics
- Zero Allergic Ingredient
- Zero Risky Ingredient
- Include Plant Protein in Top 5 ingredients
- Include Ingredients that are Hard to Digest
Recipes could have very different quality in the same product line. We rate each recipe and list them from higest to lowest ratings.
Tips for choosingRecipes have different quality and ratings. Be sure to choose the one with higher rating.
To rate Wellness Core Dry Dog Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Wellness CORE Original.
Pet food show guaranteed analysis on their labels. It includes moisture and does not reflect the level of carbs — which we want as low as possible for dogs and cats.
Calculate the dry value (no moisture) on a dry matter basis will show us the actual nutrition ratio and carbs level — and we will know if the value meet the suggested level.
(The best nutrition profile would be Protein > Fat > Carbs)
|Protein||30% or more||38%|
|Fat||15% or more||18%|
|Carbs||Less than 28%||31%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||4.4%|
53 ingredients are listed on the label. We analyze their quality to pet and show the proportion of Good, Concerned, and Bad ingredients in the bar chart.
Deboned TurkeyAnimal Protein
Turkey MealAnimal Protein
Chicken MealAnimal Protein
PeasCarbs, Plant Protein
Dried Ground PotatoesCarbs
LentilsCarbs, Plant Protein
Natural Chicken FlavorFood Additive
Vitamin E SupplementSupplement
Chicory Root ExtractCarbs
Mixed TocopherolsFood Additive
Vitamin A SupplementSupplement
Sodium SeleniteFood Additive
Vitamin D3 SupplementSupplement
Yucca Schidigera ExtractCarbs
Vitamin B12 SupplementSupplement
Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Enterococcus Faceium Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Lactobaccillus Acidophilus Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Green Tea ExtractOthers
Ingredients QualityMost ingredients are considered as Good ingredients, but we do find 3 Concerned and 0 Bad ingredients from Wellness CORE Original. Check from the above list to view the details.
- Dried Ground Potatoes
- Tomato Pomace
- Sodium Selenite
Protein Analysis and Meat Content
Some pet food uses high plant protein ingredients to boost up the overall protein level — to make it looks like it includes a lot of meat, which is more appealing for customers.
Therefore, protein level itself cannot tell the quality and how much animal ingredients (more digestible than plants) is in the pet food.
2 / 7 (29%)in top 7 ingredients
38%in dry matter
By looking at the plant protein in top ingredients and compare with the total protein level, we can estimate how much animal ingredients is used in the pet food as Meat Content.
Based on my estimate, the meat content is Medium to high !
We believe it contains a significant amount of meat and majority of the protein should come from animal sources. Your furbabies will like it like I do!
Wellness Core Dry Dog Food Product Line Review
To make a conclusion about the whole product line, we will consider all recipes and their average nutrition value.
Recipes Average Compares to Suggested Level
In the total of 12 recipes, the group has an average of 38% protein, 16% fat and 30% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Higher the better丨Carbs: Lower the better）
- Protein is 8 (%) better than suggested
- Fat is 1 (%) better than suggested
- Carbs is 2 (%) worse than suggested
What does it mean?Overall,Wellness Core Dry Dog Food has an nutrition ratio that is close to the suggested level. Even carbs are a bit higher, they are still better than the majority average.
Throughout the analysis, we found out 3 important facts about this pet food line:
- Good nutrition ratio — close to suggested level
- Major ingredients from animals
- Medium to high level of meat content
Based on these, we can conclude Wellness Core Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 4.5 star rating.