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Leader in Natural Nutrition for Pets Announces Two New CORE® Grain-Free Formulas


Tewksbury, Mass. (September 5, 2013) – Every dog is different – and they each deserve a food just right for them. Wellness Natural Pet Food announces two new formulas in its grain-free CORE® line to help pet parents find the perfect food for their pets’ nutritional needs. 


New Wellness CORE Wild Game Formula and new Wellness CORE Large Breed Formula are grain-free, protein-focused nutrition, thoughtfully balanced with controlled levels of fat, carbohydrates and calories to provide optimal nutrition perfect for everyday feeding. And, just like the entire Wellness dry food line, the new Wellness CORE formulas are made with natural, non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) ingredients.


“Our new Wild Game Formula and Large Breed Formula offer pet parents additional grain-free varieties to help serve their pet’s specific nutritional needs and tastes,” said Chanda Leary-Coutu, Wellness Marketing Communications Manager. “Whether pet parents are looking for more unique proteins or nutrition based on breed size, the Wellness CORE line has something to suit every pet.”


New Wellness CORE Wild Game Formula is made with tasty game protein sources including – Duck, Wild Boar and Rabbit.  The recipe is grain-free and gluten free, which along with the combination of novel proteins makes this a unique and one-of-a-kind formula.  


When it comes to grain-free nutrition there are few options for large breed dogs.  New Wellness CORE Large Breed Formula with Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal & Turkey Meal focuses on the special dietary needs of adult large breed dogs in a delicious grain-free, higher protein option. The recipe features the Wellness WellFlex® System which includes glucosamine and chondroitin to help maintain bone and joint health.  The formula also has optimum fat and calorie levels to help large breed dogs sustain a healthy weight and a larger, rounder kibble size to help promote proper chewing time in larger mouths.  CORE Large Breed is a perfectly balanced choice for big dogs!


The Wellness CORE line includes a variety of formulas including puppy, small breed and reduced fat options.  Each formula also features Omega Fatty Acids to help maintain a healthy skin and coat, and includes essential beneficial nutrients such as probiotics and antioxidants. The formulas contain no GMOs, meat by-products, gluten, wheat, corn, soy, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.  


New Wellness CORE grain-free formulas will be available beginning in September 2013 at pet specialty retailers nationwide and in Canada. Wellness CORE Wild Game Formula will be available in 4lb, 12lb and 26lb bags and the CORE Large Breed Formula will be available in 12lb and 26lb bags.

About WellPet, LLC:  WellPet is home to the family of premium pet food brands including Wellness®Old Mother Hubbard®Eagle Pack® and Holistic Select®. For more than 100 years, WellPet has delivered on the promise of doing whatever it takes to make the healthiest natural products for the pets that depend on us. Today, our team of animal lovers, nutritionists and veterinarians are committed to carrying forth our strong heritage, continuing to find new ways to bring innovation, nutritional excellence and product quality to our family of natural brands, always putting pet health first.

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