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CORE Wellness CORE Original Adult Dog Food

Natural, protein-focused, grain-free formulaNatural dog food that contains no meat by-products, wheat, soy, dairy, corn or corn gluten, artificial flavors, preservatives or colorsIncludes high-protein food sources, while still controlling fat, calories, calcium and phosphorusFeatures five USDA-grade meat sourcesGrain-free dry dog food that contains nutrient-rich ingredients, which include broccoli, kale, spinach and parsleyActiCoat System applies living, heat-sensitive Probiotic micro-organisms after cooking to support digestive health at guaranteed levels on every bagMade in the USA
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will this cause my dogs to have bad gas

ive been using wellness supermix lamb for 2 years now i decide to switch foods because they have lost the taste for it. so first i bought blue buffalo lamb slowly started mixing in with food but gave my male dog terrible gas stop feeding him it went back to wellnesssupermix he stiill doesnt like it he will push it out of his bowl and it will sit fo a whole day before he trys eating it. so i bought another food to try merrick before grain buffalo again slowly stated mixing with other food he loved this food but again bad gas constantly had to switch back to make a long story short. Will wellness core do the same . wellness supermix doesnt cause any gas with him but i want to switch to a food he will eat without pushing out his bowl it seems the foods he does like give him gas should i try wellness core
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My dog was on Blue Buffalo and she was so gasy! She was on stinky basset hound. She is now on the wellness core, and she LOVES it. She didn't really ever prefer blue buffalo though, infact she pushed it away or wouldn't eat most days which is why we switched to wellness core.
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I suppose the more he like it the faster he eats and that may give him gas. Might try a slow down bowl. But we do have a lab with a gas problem and I find that this give him less gas.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
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I have a Shiba Inu and a Norwegian Elkhound they are both eating Wellness Super5mix for puppies and they do not have gas. My Shiba was eating Core prior to my getting a new puppy and she didn't have gas issues at all. I have noticed that my picky eaters tend to get bored with the dry foods - a sales clerk in PetCo recommended trying a little of the Wellness canned meats with the dry food and both dogs love that and are back at the bowls. The canned does cause my Norwegian Elkhound to have loose stool and a little gas. It may be because he is a puppy and his stomach is trying to adjust so I give him just a little of the canned.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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It couldn't hurt to try , or even get some of their canned foods and mix a spoonful or two into the bowl. This may be enough to get him to have an appetite for the food. As far as the cause of the gas, it would probably be best to consult your vet and see if there may be another issue present.
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I assume you're using dry kibble? If so, mix in Wellness canned or Core 'toppers' with the kibble. That's what we've been doing for the last year and he eats the whole bowl 95% of the time.
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I find that with dogs and special need foods you simply have to keep trying foods that don't give gas but he will find palatable. If you go to many pet stores there are samples of many of the specialty foods they can give you to try for a couple of days. I usually mix it in with the regular food then transition over for a couple of days to see if they will eat it.

Even in foods with the same protien source the appeal and effects on the gut may vary based on the amount and source of fiber ( corn vs rice vs barley). Gas problems especially seem to be linked to too much filler ( esp corn). The fiber/filler makes it cheaper to make because it bulks it up but is not digestable so can cause gas. Buy food with protien as one of first three ingrediants, avoid corn.
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no
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what is the size of the Wellness core kibble? Same as other Wellnes kibbles?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
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I believe its the same size kibble as the regular wellness
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Same size
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I only know the size of the Core kibble and they are roughly 1/2" diameter.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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It's the same size as the other wellness kibble. It's a bit bigger than the small breed kind but my chihuahua who is only 6 lbs can eat the Core kibble just fine!
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yes...like the other kibbles...small kibbles.
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My lab who is 8 has a kidney problem and has to eat low protein. Which is better for him? Blue or Wellness and which one do you recommend?

asked 3 years, 5 months ago
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I don't know the nature of the kidney problems that your dog has but I had a dog with a failing kidney and the vet put her on a prescription diet that I had to get at the vet. She enjoyed many more years even with a bad kidney which I attribute to the prescription food. I believe it was Science Diet K/D. . You should really really seek your vet's advice as I thought that we had to put her on a low protein diet and low phosphate diet.
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My 3 Labradors love Blue. Give it a try! There are so many choices, so I hope you can find the best food for your dogs health issue.
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well they both have a lot of protein. you should probably buy him a dog food made for maintaining older dogs they tend to have more nutrition older dogs need and less of what younger dogs need (younger dogs need tons of protien)
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I'm not sure about the low protein diet but I know that my dog didn't like the blue brand. I would ask the vet to see if he/she has any recommendations for low-protein foods. And try doing some research either online or go to the pet store and compare labels for protein content. Good luck.
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Kidney problems, also require low phosphate restriction. I done a bit of research for my dog (she's 17).
You should really DISCUSS ANY DIET WITH A TRUSTED VETERINARIAN.
That said, of course, the best are one of the prescription diet foods (there are others out there besides the Science Diet)
Major foods your dog should avoid are organ meats (I know, usually their favorite), i.e, lung, heart, liver. The food should also be high in omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin B.
The sooner you have your dog on a good diet for renal problems, the better the dog's chances for a longer life & avoiding kidney failure.

Neither Blue nor Wellness are made for dogs with renal problems.
There are recipes for dogs with kidney problems, but you have to be sure you include necessary ingredients, like calcium & Vitamin C; and is usually best to also give the dog a senior vitamin supplement. (Which can wind up costing about the same as ready-made food.)
My research was mostly confined to canned dog food. The only one I found that came close to any prescription diet, was the Innova for Seniors.

I pray your dog will be better and live a very long time.
May God's Peace be with you.
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what product is best for our schnauzer that had struvite crystals?

she had bladder surgery to remove the stones but still shows crystals in the urine.
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That is something you should ask your Vet. I do know from having a cat with them, is to increase their moisture with canned food and no dry food. Their canned food is excellent.
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Add vitamin C to his food. My vet says it helps to dissolve, prevent urine crystals.
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My Mini Pincher had this condition and it took a long time on antibiotics to clear it up completely. I also changed her food to a Lamb & Rice (Nutro Natural Choice) which is a lean protein and all natural and she's done fantastic on it. Hope this helps.
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Can I feed my 10 month old puppies the adult dog food?

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I would suggest feeding puppy formula until they are over 12 months.
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The best answer anyone can give you without more details about your puppies is simple: It depends on each individual dog. All dogs under 12 months will benefit from the extra ingredients in puppy food. Some adults even benefit from the extra ingredients in puppy food. Some breeds can handle adult food at 10 months, some cannot. If you decide to switch foods, go with an all stages food or a food recommended for your dogs breed and add vitamins to supplement what is missing from eating a food other than a puppy food.
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Yes. Most adult dog food has basic nutrition in mind. For some large breeds, adult dog food is better than the generic puppy dog food. Puppy dog food can cause some large breeds to grow too fast, so it all depends on what the nutritional needs of your pup are.
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I bought the Wellness Core dry food at the Petco store here in Milford, MA and it cost me $69.05. I was low on product and was afraid that I wouldn't

receive it on time. Is there anything that you can do, such as send me a coupon or something as I think getting the same product in store was much much more costly than ordering it on line.
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The Wellness food costs more in the store than online I have found out as well. It makes more sense to order a couple bags of the food online with the free shipping than buying it in the store. Plus, it only takes about 3 days from the time you order online to the time it gets to your door.
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I was shocked to see that the food costs more in the store than what it does on line. Order it through the Petco website and shipping is free on the largest bag.
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I use a different food but when petco has the online sale it is great pricing and you can get free shipping so I stock up. Last sale the deliver service dropped off 120lbs of food. So stock up!
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Where is this food manufactured? Are there any ingredients from China?

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Manufactured in Texas. No ingredients from China, all from the U.S.A.
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According to the label, the food is manufactured in the USA. As far as the ingredients go, I don't know where THEY come from.
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Should I Feed My Bichon This Over Rachel Ray Zero Grain?

My Bichon Frise is on Rachel Ray Zero Grain, she really likes it, but her coat has absolutely no shine to it. Is this because of the food? Rachel Ray's has no by-product, no grains, no artificial flavors or colors...but I am still wondering if I should switch over to Wellness/ Wellness Core...would she eat a bit less of Wellness compared to RR? One person wrote a review about switching over from RR to Wellness and had the results I am looking for. Any advice or suggestions?
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My opinion would be to switch to Wellness. I have had great success with it and it has everything in it that is good for them. Of course I would also feed their canned food as well. Core canned was too rich for my 12 year old, but their Sweet Potato and Lamb is perfect for him. I also like that they don't use citric acid as a preservative, which has been linked to bloat in dogs. My dog is also a perfect weight, he has tons of energy. He gets complimented all the time on how he looks and how he is so active at his age. He had his geriatric blood panel done and it was perfect. Feed the body good things and it will be healthy. If you do switch do it slowly as not to upset her digestive system.
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Wellness has a better meat content. I would switch over. She should eat less of it as well.
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Will Wellness dry dog food help prevent red tear stains on my dog?

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yes it will reduce tear stains because wellness is all natural food i used it on my dogs and it has worked wonders.
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My Dachshund has diabetes, which Core food is the best to feed her?

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My 8 yr old lab has liver cancer. What is best food for him?

I have researched and so far find that low/no carbs high protein and omega 3 is the best for dogs with cancer. Do you have such a dry food?
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Which Wellness Core dry food is best for a diabetic dog.

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