Wellness Dog Food Reviews, Recalls and Coupons 2013
Wellness offers dry dog food and canned dog food that come in three different types of recipes: Super5Mix (the right balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates), CORE (grain-free and made of naturally raised meat), and Simple (easily digestible with limited ingredients for food sensitivities). Wellness adamantly follows the philosophy that less is always more, so they make a point to only include natural wholesome ingredients fit for human consumption.
In Wellness dog food, you would never find meat byproducts, animal fats, corn, wheat, soy, hormones, steroids, or artificial products. Wellness uses only whole grains, natural meat, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Wellness separates recipes into the following groups:
Dry Dog Recipes
- Complete Health
- Small Breed
- Complete Health
- Chunks & Gravy
- Mixers & Toppers
- Petite Treats
- Pure Rewards
- Just for Puppy Treats
One of the most important aspects of any type of food is that you are aware of the ingredients, and especially the things that you need to look out for to make sure that the food that you are buying is of high quality.
We provide you with an analysis of one or two Wellness dog food products to not only highlight how to properly review the ingredients, but also to rate the quality of those samples.
The following analysis is for Wellness’s Core Grain-free Original Formula (dry dog food).
Top 15 ingredients
- Deboned Turkey
- Turkey Meal
- Chicken Meal
- Dried Ground Potatoes
- Chicken Fat
- Tomato Pomace
- Chicken Liver
- Natural Chicken Flavor
- Ground Flaxseed
- Salmon Oil
- Sweet Potatoes
- Tomato Pomace is the only controversial ingredient that you find in the product. It is a by-product after processing tomatoes into products such as juice, soup or ketchup. Some consider the product a cheap filler for pet food, while others praise it for its high fiber and nutrient content. Since it is listed on position 8, it is very likely that it does not make much of a difference in this particular product anyway.
- Crude Protein (min): 34%
- Crude Fat (min): 16%
- Crude Fiber (max): 4%
- Moisture (max): 10%
- Calcium (max): 2%
- Phosphorus (min): 1.4%
- Vitamin E (min): 400 IU/kg
- Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min): 3.25%
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min): 0.50%
- Glucosamine (min): 250 mg/kg
- Chondroitin Sulfate (min): 200 mg/kg
- Beta-Carotene (min): 5 mg/kg
Wellness Core dog food uses a significant amount of good meats as source for animal protein. The protein to fat ratio is quite good as well and that is why we can wholeheartedly recommend the product.
Wellness is very big on grain-free diets. One of their more popular formulas is the CORE Grain-Free Original Formula. It’s made of deboned turkey, turkey meal, chicken meal, and other gluten-free ingredients. It includes antioxidants, omega fatty acids, glucosamine, and probiotics. We took an in-depth look at the CORE Grain-Free Original Formula based on its ingredients and nutritional value. Here are the results.
Here are a list of Wellness Dog Food Resources:
- Manufacturer home page: http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/index.aspx
- Wellness Dog Food Coupons: http://petmoz.com/dogfoodcoupons/wellness
- Wellness Dog Food Recalls: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/newpetfoodrecalls/brand_list.cfm?Trade_Name=Wellness&pet=Cat