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Old 08-06-2012, 08:16 PM
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Bella and Lina eat Wellness Core Original Formula dry kibbles and (canned Wellness Core dog food as treats) for the last 5 years, and are doing great on this food. The kibbles of the Core Original Formula are rather large for my girls' small mouths, so we soften the kibbles in water to make it easier for the girls to eat them.

Wellness recently came our with Wellness Core Small Breed Formula dry kibble that has smaller kibbles. Has any one tried this new Core Small Breed Formula for their chis? I'm thinking about switching to this for Bella and Lina.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:04 PM
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Im transitioning both of my chi's to it. And i tell you, size comparision to other small breed foods such as blue, wellness core sm breed has very tiny kibbles! My chi's are doing fine with it so far and they seem to like it a lot too. You should try diff kinds of kibbles with diff meat meals, if they eat perhaps a chicken meal kibble for a very long time, they can develop allergic reaction to chicken meal based kibbles but yes i think wellness core sm breed is a good food, other wellness core kibbles are good too, i kno a lot of people here feed it to their chi's too. It is totally up to you. One more thing, i also like the sm breed core version more because it contains glucosamine and chondroitin. Here is the ingredients:

Made with quality animal protein, along with a blend of botanicals and nutritional supplements, this Wellness CORE Small Breed Dog Food is formulated to keep your small dog healthy and happy. The dog food is rich in omegas to promote a healthy skin and coat, while glucosamine and chondroitin help support healthy joints. The grain- and gluten-free food is made with spearmint to ensure fresh breath.
For small-breed dogs
Provides quality animal protein with a blend of botanicals and nutritional supplements, including probiotics for balanced nutrition
Omega-rich to ensure a healthy skin and coat
Glucosamine and chondroitin for healthy joints
Freshens your dog's breath with spearmint
Grain- and gluten-free
Made in USA
When transitioning to Wellness, gradually mix in the new food over 5 7 days, increasing the amount of Wellness each day
Ingredients: deboned turkey, turkey meal, chicken meal, potatoes, peas, dried ground potatoes, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), tomato pomace, natural chicken flavor, ground flaxseed, salmon oil, yucca schidigera extract, vitamin E supplement, beta-carotene, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D-3 supplement, vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), biotin, folic acid, zinc proteinate, zinc sulfate, iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, choline chloride, carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, broccoli, spinach, parsley, apples, blueberries, mixed tocopherols added to preserve freshness, spearmint, chicory root extract, glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulfate, taurine, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product and rosemary extract
Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein (min) 36.0%, Crude Fat (min) 16.0%, Crude Fiber (max) 5.0%, Moisture (max) 10.0%
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:07 PM
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It's still good to add water to their kibble, even if it is a smaller size. There is some evidence that feeding dry food without moistening it can contribute to kidney issues.
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don't know about Wellness--
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I have been feeding CORE whitefish kibble to our 23 lb. ACD/BC mix for 2.5 years now. She is an athletic active dog and she stays slim with good muscling and a shiny coat.
It is far too high in calories for 8.8# Pico so I've been feeding him CORE reduced fat kibble with good results. The caloric content of the CORE small breed is between them. I have a bag and the pieces are tiny. I absolutely love wellness foods. If you sign up on their website, you can get coupons fairly pften by email.
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don't know about Wellness--
just wanted to say Hi! and so glad to see you posting again
Thank you...It's good to be back!
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