Wellness Core Chunky Centers Chicken, Chicken Liver And Spinach Review

Wellness Canned Dog Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: eggs

Est. Calories: 78 cal/100g

Price: $$$$

Overall, Wellness Core Chunky Centers Chicken, Chicken Liver And Spinach is an above average dog food, earning 7 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.


Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a dog food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.

Wellness Core Chunky Centers Chicken, Chicken Liver And Spinach includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken liver

Questionable Ingredients

  • potato starch
  • carrageenan
  • guar gum

Potential Allergens

  • egg

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

In this case, Wellness Core Chunky Centers Chicken, Chicken Liver And Spinach's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken liver as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your dog's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.

Please also be aware that this product contains carrageenan and guar gum, which are additives that some experts claim may be possible contributors to certain medical conditions in dogs.

Allergen alert: This product contains egg which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Wellness Core Chunky Centers Chicken, Chicken Liver And Spinach has:

  • more protein than average
  • significantly fewer carbohydrates than average
  • significantly more fat than average
  • significantly less fiber than average
In general, dogs have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Wellness Core Chunky Centers Chicken, Chicken Liver And Spinach has approximately 78 calories per 100g (22 calories/ounce), which is fewer calories compared to the average of the other wet dog foods in the DogFoodDB.


All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on July 30, 2018.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:

Chicken, chicken broth, water sufficient for processing, chicken liver, spinach, potato starch, egg, natural flavor, locust bean gum, carrageenan, guar gum, tricalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, sodium carbonate, salt, xanthan gum, magnesium sulfate, vitamins, vitamin e supplement, thiamine hydrochloride, niacin, vitamin a supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, vitamin d3 supplement, biotin, vitamin b12 supplement, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, iron amino acid chelate, manganese amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, potassium iodide, sodium selenite


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the dog food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
6.0%
Fat: (min)
5.5%
Fiber: (max)
0.5%
Carbs: (est)
3.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
85.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
40%
Fat: (min)
37%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
20%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
78/100g

*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each dog food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.


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