Wellness CORE Grain-Free Turkey, Chicken Liver & Turkey Liver Formula

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  • Wellness CORE Grain-Free Turkey, Chicken Liver & Turkey Liver Formula
  • Published on: July 3, 2015
  • Last modified: July 4, 2015
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Review Summary:

This recipe offers multiple meat sources for protein that help deliver essential amino acids a dog needs. Liver is also good for other nutrients too, especially for Vitamin B12. After the meats it follows with a good variety of vegetables and fruits. Salmon is present too, which is a good source of Omeage-3 fatty acid. The minerals are “protienate” to help assist absorption by the body easier. Unfortunately, the Calorie content is not listed for this recipe. Overall, this recipe is excellent.


  • Multiple meat sources
  • Relatively higher in protein
  • Good variety of wholesome vegetables and fruits
  • Minerals are chelated
  • Cons

  • Does not provide Calorie content info
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    Editor’s Taste Rating


    The mixture for this recipe  is thick and creamy soft.  The taste is a like mild pate that is poor. As one would hope, most of the taste is dominated by a mild-medium liver, but overall the meat taste is just not great.

    Nutritional Breakdown:

    Guaranteed Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    12% (min) 8% (min) 0.5% (max) 78% (max) < 1% (est.)

    Dry Matter Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Dry Matter Carbs
    55% (min) 36% (min) 2.3% (max) 22% (max) <1 % (est.)

    *Estimated Carbs do not include fiber


    Calories NA (per lbs)

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Chicken
    2. Turkey
    3. Chicken Liver
    4. Chicken Broth
    5. Chicken Meal

    Chicken and Turkey are a good start and source of protein with all the essential amino acids for dogs, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    Chicken liver is rich in various nutrition especially Vitamin A, B12, and Iron. It is a good source of protein too.

    Chicken broth adds flavor

    Chicken meal is rendered parts from grinding carcasses and/or remains after the main meat is removed. There are pros and cons to meal. Its advantage is it provides lots of protein with the essential amino acids that a dog needs for a relatively lower cost and contains low moisture content relative to straight forward named meat ingredients. However, it goes through an extensive heating and processing to ensure it is safe to eat. Not much flavor is preserved and other nutrients are wiped out.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Sweet potatoes contains an abundant amount of vitamin A and beta–carotene, which are important for the eyes / vision. It is also a good source of fiber and be aware that it does offer carbohydrates, since it is a starchy food type.

    Carrageenans or Carrageenins is extracted from red edible seaweeds. For both humans and animal feed it is used in the food industry, for their gelling, thickening, and stabilizing properties. For humans the FDA regulations deemed it to be considered safe for as a direct food additive, and also safe for infant formulas. The EU takes greater precaution by prohibiting its use in infant formula and organic food claims, but it does permit it for other foods. The potential concern for use of Carrageenan is it may be linked to cancer for humans and various animals, but at the present this is still debatable and not clear. Many companies use it in wet dog food, thus it is relatively hard to avoid if you desire to do so.

    All Ingredients

    Chicken, Turkey, Chicken Liver, Chicken Broth, Chicken Meal, Turkey Liver, Sweet Potatoes, Carrageenan, Guar Gum, Carrots, Apples, Spinach, Parsley, Blueberries, Broccoli, Kale, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Salt, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Potassium Chloride, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Cobalt Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Diamond Dog Food
    Location(s): USA


    Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture or parent from 2013.


    *Recall information from FDA website.


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