Wellness Core Air Dried (Dehydrated)

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Rating: ★★★★★

Wellness Core Air Dried Dog Food receives the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.

The Wellness Core Air Dried product line lists three dry recipes, two claimed to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles for adult maintenance and one for growth (puppies).

The following is a list of recipes available at the time of this review.

  • Wellness Core Air Dried Puppy Formula
  • Wellness Core Air Dried Ocean Formula
  • Wellness Core Air Dried Original Formula

Wellness Core Air Dried Original Formula was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.

Wellness Core Air Dried Original Formula

Dry Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 39% | Fat = 26% | Carbs = 27%

Ingredients: Deboned turkey, deboned chicken, chickpeas, peas, gelatin, vegetable glycerin, tomato pomace, salt, dried cultured skim milk, ground flaxseed, sunflower lecithin, natural flavor, chicory root extract, zinc propionate, potassium citrate, apples, blueberries, mixed tocopherols added to preserve freshness, vitamin E supplement, choline chloride, spinach, broccoli, zinc proteinate, parsley, zinc sulfate, dried kale, carrots, taurine, ferrous sulfate, iron proteinate, calcium carbonate, niacin, glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulfate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganese sulfate, vitamin A supplement, sodium selenite, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, Yucca schidigera extract, calcium iodate, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), rosemary extract, green tea extract, spearmint extract

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 3.8%

Red items indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis31%21%NA
Dry Matter Basis39%26%27%
Calorie Weighted Basis30%49%21%
Protein = 30% | Fat = 49% | Carbs = 21%

The first two ingredients in this dog food are turkey and chicken. Although quality items, raw poultry contains about 80% water. After cooking, most of that moisture is lost, reducing the meat content to just a fraction of its original weight.

After processing, these items would probably account for a smaller part of the total content of the finished product.

The third ingredient includes chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans. Like peas, bean and lentils, the chickpea is a nutritious member of the fiber-rich legume (or pulse) family of vegetables.

However, chickpeas contain about 22% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

The fourth ingredient includes peas. Peas are a quality source of carbohydrates. And like all legumes, they’re rich in natural fiber.

However, peas contain about 25% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the meat content of this dog food.

The fifth ingredient is gelatin, a colorless, flavorless, translucent, brittle substance that’s irreversibly derived from the collagen found in the skin and bones of animals.

Although it consists mostly of protein (98-99% non-essential amino acids), gelatin is of only limited nutritional value to a dog.

The sixth ingredient is vegetable glycerin. Glycerin is used in the food industry as a natural sweetener and as a humectant to help preserve the moisture content of a product.

The seventh ingredient is tomato pomace. Tomato pomace is a controversial ingredient, a by-product remaining after processing tomatoes into juice, soup and ketchup.

Many praise tomato pomace for its high fiber and nutrient content, while others scorn it as an inexpensive pet food filler.

Just the same, there’s probably not enough tomato pomace here to make much of a difference.

The eighth ingredient is salt (also known as sodium chloride). Salt is a common additive in many dog foods. That’s because sodium is a necessary mineral for all animals — including humans.

However, since the actual amount of salt added to this recipe isn’t disclosed on the list of ingredients, it’s impossible to judge the nutritional value of this item.

The ninth ingredient is dried cultured skim milk. Cultured nonfat milk is similar to buttermilk. So, it’s rich in calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D.

And because the fermentation process used to make it utilizes most of the lactose in the milk, this item can be considered a nutritious addition to the recipe.

From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.

But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this product.

With three notable exceptions

First, chicory root is rich in inulin, a starch-like compound made up of repeating units of carbohydrates and found in certain roots and tubers.

Not only is inulin a natural source of soluble dietary fiber, it’s also a prebiotic used to promote the growth of healthy bacteria in a dog’s digestive tract.

Next, this recipe includes flaxseed, one of the best plant sources of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Provided they’ve first been ground into a meal, flax seeds are also rich in soluble fiber.

However, flaxseed contains about 19% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

And lastly, this food contains chelated minerals, minerals that have been chemically attached to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better dog foods.

Wellness Core Air Dried Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, Wellness Core Air Dried looks like an above-average dry product.

But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 39%, a fat level of 26% and estimated carbohydrates of about 27%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 39% and a mean fat level of 24%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 30% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 61%.

Above-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

Even when you consider the protein-boosting effect of the peas, chickpeas and flaxseed, this looks like the profile of a dry product containing a significant amount of meat.

Bottom line?

Wellness Core Air Dried is a grain-free, meat-based dry dog food using a significant amount of chicken, turkey or fish as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.

Enthusiastically recommended.

Please note certain recipes are sometimes given a higher or lower rating based upon our estimate of their total meat content and (when appropriate) their fat-to-protein ratios.

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Notes and Updates

10/03/2016 Last Update

  • ChrissyW

    I am considering this,my dogs eat the original grain free core,however,they are big bites,and these are small,the one thing that stands out to me is the high fat? or is it something else bumping the high fat up? the core original is 13 fat,this is 24,and the ratio is 44% compared to this one at 61%.

  • theBCnut

    After the giant Diamond recall in 2012, Wellness opened their own dog food plant called Wellpet. Their dry foods are made there.

  • the_queen_of_hearts

    The bag says it’s made in the USA. I emailed Wellness earlier this year to inquire about the use of green tea extract and if any ingredients were sourced from China. They said the green tea extract is a natural preservative and it’s the only ingredient sourced from China. I stopped feeding it to my dogs because it seemed to make their poops too soft.

  • Jerry Toman

    Does anyone know where this is made? I can’t find any info..
    Do they make their own or source it out?

  • Kel F

    Might be stupid but I don’t get the massive advantage of dehydrated vs dry? ….especially to warrant the cost increase

  • Cannoli

    I just started adding this food to my dog’s rotation along with the raw and cook food that I feed him. He loves it and only a little water is required since the kibble is soft to the touch unlike regular hard kibble. A bag lasts me about 3 weeks or so for my 60lb pup since he gets this about 3-4 times a week.

  • Kim Millard

    In the overall scheme of things, this is definitely an above-average pet food you can serve to your companion animals without guilt. However, as air-dried foods go, I’d definitely give higher marks to Real Meat dog foods. Real Meat makes their foods from 90% free-range meat while Wellness Core Air Dried is 70% meat. They then boost up their protein numbers with peas and chickpeas which as the reviews note don;t have the same kind of bio-available proteins to a carnivorous pet that meat does. And you can purchase Real Meat food for just about the same price.

  • Crazy4dogs

    Hi Barb,

    So sorry for the loss of your lab. IMO, they are truly wonderful dogs, but I am biased! 😉

    I do think the quality of the food has a direct relation (genetics and other problems aside) with avoiding many problems and reducing vet bills. Wellness is a good brand and I’ve used it in my regular rotation of brands, but I rotate my dogs on several brands and forms of food, including kibble, canned, fresh and raw.

    In regards to dehydrated food, most require or recommend that they be rehydrated with water prior to feeding. The Wellness Core Air Dried is 20% moisture and is more comparable to feeding kibble. Kibble is only 10% moisture, so feeding this would actually be giving your dog more moisture than kibble alone. I am personally, and so are many regular posters on this site, a strong believer in adding fresh food and water to the kibble before feeding. IMO, water is as important a factor as the quality of food to keep a dog healthy.

    I’m not aware of bloat being a factor in your new breed(s) of dog, but if you add water or rehydrate the dehydrated foods, that should help prevent the problem. I’ve had labs for over 20 years and never had a problem with bloat, but I am careful about how and when I feed my dogs. I’ve also found that by giving them water in the food, they tend to eat slower and drink less water after eating. Here’s an article that might help:

    http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/gastric-volvulus-bloat-dogs

    Thanks for saving a dog! Good luck with your new pup! You could always add a Lab friend at some point in the future. I find that my dogs like having other dogs around! 🙂

  • Barb Steenerson

    Reading the comments has me thinking that perhaps the cost of a really good food may be offset by lower vet bills? We lost our Brandy (lab) just before Christmas and she had many many allergies. We recently got a new family member in a 1 yr old teddy bear (1/2 Bichon and 1/2 Shitzu) I kept him on the food he was use to which is Wellness Complete small breed. He does very well on it and I am going to keep him on it. I like the idea of using the dehydrated for treats tho. He is very food driven. Still would like another lab…they just tug at my heart strings. If I did I would put her on Wellness, just afraid of possible bloat if using a dehydrated food?

  • Barb Steenerson

    I like the concept of dehydrated foods but wouldn’t it have a high probability of causing bloat if not mixed with liquid before feeding?

  • the_queen_of_hearts

    You don’t have to rehydrate this food with water. It can be served as is.

  • Minne_gurl125

    This is food you can add water to and serve fresh right? Does anyone know how much food it makes then? Like 8 lbs? And how long is dehydrated food good for once rehydrated?

  • Crazy4cats

    Hallelujah!

  • aimee

    Apparently it is!!

  • Crazy4cats

    Me too. Woo Hoo!

  • Crazy4dogs

    What they’re doing is called “misplaced aggression” That’s about 50% of the dogs I get, including some of the current foster fails. Walk them separately and carry a ton of treats. When a dog appears, make them sit, focus on you and feed them full of treats. When the dogs leave, so do the treats. This is a simplistic description of counter conditioning.

    I didn’t look @ aimee’s suggestion yet since it’s been hectic preparing for winter, but it’s probably decent. FB has a reactive dogs group that is pretty helpful. I’ve gone through and taken fosters through a ton of training classes, for both shy and reactive dogs.

  • Crazy4dogs

    Did the survey! $4 off $10. Yeah! 🙂

  • Crazy4dogs

    ROLF LMAO! Yes, it does help having food motivated dogs! They teach the foster dogs! 😉

  • Crazy4dogs

    Yep! I agree completely! Is this possible! LOL! 🙂

  • Crazy4cats

    I’ll take a look. Thank you.

  • Only 20% moisture max. It’s dry to the touch.

  • aimee

    Hi Crazy4cats,

    Go to dogmantics dot com lots of good training videos… then you’ll need to buy the food so you’ll be armed with good “treats”

  • aimee

    In the end that is why I bought the bag… no difference in price when you compare to other training teats. The difference being when you buy Zukes you aren’t buying 2 lbs at a time so the price doesn’t hit you as hard!

  • Crazy4cats

    Haha! Mine are the same way. As soon as they suspect a treat, they go through their whole routine without me even asking! And it doesn’t really matter what the treat is.

    They are very naughty on walks though. I keep thinking I should somehow incorporate treats into our walks to make them behave better. But not really sure how. They bark and go crazy when they see other dogs or cats. And then when they pull on their leashes and can’t get away to chase them, they start attacking each other. What a mess!

    Too bad this food is so expensive! It sounds great.

  • Bobby dog

    Bobby does a mean army crawl. You don’t even have to reward him with a treat (but, I always do), he loves the attention he gets from doing it.

    You hit the nail on the head, being food motivated makes a difference. When Bobby gets biscuits from my neighbor he takes them upstairs and puts them on my bed for later. I sometimes wish I had his restraint when it comes to food!

    My friends labs will do anything for a treat of any kind at any time so I know what you mean with the breed being food motivated. My JRT was semi food motivated too so she was fairly easy to train.

  • Crazy4dogs

    Remember I have Labs, and they are food motivated. They will sit, stay, down, shake, roll over, sit pretty and do the army crawl if I don’t give the the treat immediately. LOL! 😀

  • Bobby dog

    Yes, do your survey!!! 😉

    I really like the idea of using it for treats. Just may do that when I do buy it. I always break up most treats anyway because I usually don’t feed much more than a pinky size portion. He really enjoys the ritual more anyway.

    BTW, Bobby is 6 and still hasn’t mastered “sit.” I am failing him in the training department. He has me trained more than I have him trained.

  • Crazy4dogs

    LOL on Bobby! It does keep their attention and is so small, it’s any easy quick bite even for the little ones and back to work!

    Thanks for reminding me about the survey. I just got that email today too! 🙂

  • Bobby dog

    That is a really good idea to use for training. As you wrote to Aimee, cost wise it is affordable, handy, and being balanced, better yet.

    I don’t train Bobby, he’s just a rude dog. Just kidding he has manners, well some!

    Actually I might be trying it out sooner than I thought because I just scored a coupon for completing a survey for Wellness. That and my pet store does have a 30% off everything customer appreciation sale coming up.

  • Bobby dog

    Yes, it’s a soft food. It is similar in moisture to Zuke’s treats if you’ve ever fed them. I am thinking it’s similar to the moist food your feed store had at the demo you attended recently.

  • Crazy4dogs

    I agree, but they were on sale & I had a coupon! 😉

    They would work as a topper, but since I already use cans and fresh, these work as a really great training treat. The stores around me had samples & since all the dogs gave it a paws up, I’m using the bag I bought for training. It’s really nice on warm day walks since it’s not messy or too dry on a long walk. 🙂

  • Crazy4dogs

    aimee,

    I agree completely. It’s much less messy than carrying around bits of hot dog or chicken, and a perfect size for training. All the dogs at my house love them.

    I was shocked at the price too (not quite as high as yours, but very close), but a local store had them on sale & I had a coupon! 😉

    If you compare them to many other soft treats, like Zuke’s and Blue, and if you’re using them as training treats, they are actually priced really well.

  • Crazy4cats

    This is a moist food?

  • Bobby dog

    That’s a good idea.

  • Bobby dog

    I needed kibble for the cats yesterday. Had the bag in my hand, but just couldn’t justify $15/lbs; I stayed with Rawz.

    I do want to try it out, but it could only be for a topper. Even though he’s a medium sized dog it’s not cost prohibitive for us either!

  • Crazy4dogs

    Hi Dawn,

    You probably haven’t found too many comments on this food because it’s fairly new & pretty expensive.

    I have several large dogs so, as a food, I found it cost prohibitive. I did get a sample and, as Aimee did, found it to be an excellent training treat for my dogs with the added bonus of a balanced food. 😉

    If you’re already using the freeze dried foods you mentioned, this would probably be fairly comparable in cost and add a bit of a rotation. It could also be used as a topper.

  • aimee

    I have to say I had sticker shock when I bought it. It was 32.00/2lbs at the pet store and I really debated if I was going to buy it. But it had a lot of attributes I wanted in a training reward.. small, tasty, moist and handles well( uniform size and doesn’t fall apart). I’ve been happy with it in that regard.

  • aimee

    Hi Dawn,
    I currently use this food…. but only in the context of training. My dogs love it.. even Mr Picky.

    I find it much too expensive to use as a daily maintenance diet but for reward based training it is great.

    Sorry I can’t comment further as I don’t use it as their primary source of calories.

  • DAWN

    I came here to get responses about..this food..instead..I found a Dog breed facebook..hardly any reviews of the food 🙁 truly not helpful 🙁

  • Kimberly Crowe

    Thank you for your review!

  • A. Johnson

    Hi Marietta, thanks for responding. I love the name & she is as cute as can be! And, of course, she is a princess I’m sure. ☺️
    I’m afraid I had the dog of my dreams (twice actually), so I guess I’m just being greedy. My first was a Sheltie named Duster. I got her at 18 & she was the first dog I had ever owned myself. My 2nd was my 1st service dog, Abel. He was a Golden & so perfect for me but I lost him when he was only 6 to cancer. Broke my heart!!!
    So I guess I should be happy that out of all the dogs we have had (we were volunteer puppy raisers for years), I should be thankful to have had 2. Thank you for the good wishes though & just maybe I will be lucky again anyway.
    Best wishes to you & Eggroll!

  • Marietta

    Thanks!

  • Marietta

    Hi there! My dog isn’t a Cotton. She’s a mixed breed….a little bit Shih Tzu and a little bit Japanese Chin. Her name is Eggroll and she probably thinks she’s more of a princess than a dog haha! I wish you the best on finding the dog of your dreams!

  • A. Johnson

    Hi Marietta,
    Is that a Coton for your profile picture? I have wanted one so badly for about 2 yrs but can’t afford one. 🙁 I am disabled so on a very limited income but I keep checking the rescue groups & some breeders from time to time. I ask them to keep my name & contact info if they want to retire a breeder or hear of one needing a home. I’m getting older so I worry if I don’t get one soon then I should do right & not get a pet that could outlive me.
    Gosh, I didn’t mean to provide all this info. I just wanted to say the dog in your pic looks just precious (Coton or not☺️)!

  • A. Johnson

    Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Bobby dog

    Hi chiapink:
    Here is an article about copper in dog food by Dr. Sagman:
    http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/canine-nutrition/copper-sulfate-dog-food/

  • Bobby dog

    Hi chiapink:
    Here is an article by Dr. Sagman about Copper Sulfate in dog food:
    http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/canine-nutrition/copper-sulfate-dog-food/

  • chiapink

    Just a head’s up, vegetable glycerin can be sourced from China where it is toxic just do some research, these ingredients can sound innocent but may be not so. Sorry about this info. too, too much copper, also toxic over time. Please check out the free website: Truthaboutpetfood.com put out by Susan Thixton, she has articles, one very recent about copper in the petfoods.

  • Crazy4dogs

    You’re welcome. You don’t have to do a raw diet and you’re doing a good job of taking care of your dog. Wellness Core is a really good food. I’ve seen the Trufood in the stores, but it is really expensive and it’s still a kibble.
    One thing you might consider is adding either some canned or fresh food in with the kibble. More than anything else, dogs need moisture when eating dry food. You could stay with the Core and use the extra money you’d be spending on Trufood to buy some canned food to add to the dry. Your dog’s kidneys will thank you for it! 🙂

  • A. Johnson

    Have read all of your comments. Thank you for posting them.
    I guess mine will just have to make do with regular Wellness Core although I am trying out their new “Trufood” now. So far my boy likes it a lot. It’s more than I should be paying but he has had stomach issues since I got him at 8 weeks so anything that helps with that… I have thought about the raw diet but it would just be too much for me. I am disabled & he’s training to be my service dog. It would just be to inconvenient to do the raw even if I could handle it.
    I don’t think he’s missing out. lol
    Thanks again!

  • Crazy4dogs

    Yeah, me too! 🙂

  • Pitlove

    Dispite the high cost of feeding ill keep my big dogs anyday!

  • Crazy4dogs

    I agree. This is often used as a convenience when traveling, a topper or training treat, although I know some people with very small dogs that use it.

  • Pitlove

    I’d be feeding almost 4 cups a day of this alone. That would hardly be worth the money for a 2lb bag. I’d much rather add raw or canned than this…

  • Crazy4dogs

    It probably wouldn’t! LOL! Some of the companies have large boxes that are priced less. I use Instinct, and as an example, their guidelines of 8 oz patties would be about 3 per day for my biggest guy. The other 2 equal his weight. The bag contains 12, so it would last 4 days for 1 dog. I have 3.

    I do feed less than the feeding guidelines and my dogs are in great shape. I usually buy the patties or chubs that I cut into dinner size patties (they look like frozen burgers). Bravo balance 5 & 10 lb chubs are the best value.

    It is very expensive, which is why I only feed it for 1 meal. I also buy meat at the grocery store and will cook it in a crock pot to mix with the premixes.

  • Pitlove

    Primal Frozen Raw is the same. It says a 60lb dog would eat 8cups a day of the Primal Pronto. I don’t even think the biggest bag would last a week. Most people say you feed less on raw so I’m confused about all these products recommending these feeding amounts.

  • Crazy4dogs

    You probably aren’t missing anything. These are very expensive products to feed large dogs. I have large dogs and use frozen raw when feeding raw. According to the feeding guidelines I would be feeding 3.5-4.5 cups per day for my 80 lb dog. I don’t think this would last me 1 day to feed my 3.

    Some people with large dogs use these types of foods as “toppers” to kibble. Small dogs can be fed these foods. It’s expensive for them, but not astronomical as it would be for a large dog.

  • A. Johnson

    I am completely confused when it comes to the air dried food so I hope someone can answer my question. I’m only seeing it in 2lb bags but the feeding guidelines say to feed over 3 cups a day per my dogs weight.
    What am I missing?

  • I have the fish recipe currently. My first thought when I saw the pieces was that it resembled sliced up Pupperoni – about the width of a pencil cut into about half inch lengths.

  • Alison

    (chickpeas, peas, gelatin, vegetable glycerin, tomato pomace, salt, dried cultured skim milk) I wouldn’t feed to my dogs due to all these ingredients listed, ziwipeak is far far superior.

  • Marietta

    I’m not sure why everyone is thinking this food is similar to Ziwipeak. I feed Ziwipeak to my dog and the samples that Wellness sent me are nothing like Ziwipeak. It has different ingredients and a different texture. I do think it’s a high quality food and my dog enjoyed the samples, so I’ll be adding it to her rotaion to keep boredom from setting in.

  • Crazy4dogs

    They are wonderful choices as long as they work for your dog and budget! 🙂

  • Crazy4dogs

    Awe, they love to be with their people. I have the same problem with the center console area. Everyone wants to ride shotgun! LOL!

  • DogFoodie

    I went from a Grand Cherokee to a Compass. It’s definitely smaller. The seats easily fold forward, so I know then he’ll have lots of room. In my old Jeep, he’d hop in through the back and hurdle the back seat and stand with his two front paws on the center console and his head on my shoulder.

  • Christine Daley

    Small breeds, large breeds, different breeds, age, health issues. Absolutely agree. I just believe there is good quality in orijen and ziwi peak and cost aside is a good choice if applicable to the dog!!

  • Crazy4dogs

    LOL! Yes they are! My dogs barely fit in the back of our SUV! 🙂

  • DogFoodie

    What’s better for your dogs is definitely not what is best for every dog, Christine.

  • DogFoodie

    Although you know I wouldn’t trade my Sammy for anything, I didn’t have to be concerned about Bella fitting into the new car I bought yesterday. Toys are definitely more portable.

  • Crazy4cats

    Good One!!! 😀

  • Crazy4dogs

    😉

  • Shawna

    I have a large, young Black Lab / Standard Poodle staying with me this weekend. He’s fun and I’ll puppy sit him any ole time but I will stick with my toy pups as my forever fur babies (and my Staffie at some point of course)…

  • Dori

    I could be Crazy4toys. What do you all think?

  • Crazy4dogs

    Well, you could change your name! LOL! There are several of us “crazys”! 🙂

  • Crazy4dogs

    I have a black and a chocolate. The chocolate is definitely english but could be a great hunting lab and the black seems to be a mix of english and field. They are both kill shelter rescues, but we love them to pieces!

  • Crazy4dogs

    That’s wonderful! I’m thinking Bree is the one in front? It’s hard to be sure from the photo, but the 1 in front looks more “field”.

  • Crazy4dogs

    Interesting, is it @ petco?

  • Crazy4dogs

    Everything’s good, thanks! They’re adorable! Are they related @ all?

  • Marietta

    It’s not like Stella and Chewy’s or Primal. It’s soft little kibbles. You can squeeze it between your fingers. It’s not dry, but has more of a moist texture although it’s not actually moist. It kind of feels like Purina Moist and Meaty feels. I actually bought that junk once before I started researching dog foods.

  • Pugsonraw

    It looks more like a smaller version of Ziwipeak… its a darker color.

  • Crazy4dogs

    I haven’t seen it yet. Is it like Stella & Chewy’s or Primal?

  • Pugsonraw

    Just saw this new air dried Wellness at Petco today. Looks interesting.. I’m mostly a raw or dehydrated dog feeder so may be worth a try.

  • Marietta

    We received a few sample packs of this food from Wellness and my dog loved it. She’s very picky, but ate this like it was treats. She usually eats Ziwipeak and Only Natural Pet Max Meat. I’ll be adding this to her rotation for sure. The “kibble” is very soft and can be squeezed between your fingers. It’s more expensive than Max Meat, but less than Ziwipeak.