Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Food and Recipes

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-02-2009, 08:39 PM
Unshifted Unshifted is offline
Puppy Dog
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 58
Default Wellness Core or Wellness Small Breed?

The dog I might get is about 20lbs and I'm not sure which food would be best for him. We bought Wellness Core but now I'm wondering if we should take it back and get the small breed adult formula. He is about 2 years old.

Any suggestions? Is the Core too much for him since he's only 20lbs and he's not terribly active I don't think. I keep hearing different things about high protein in food. Everything seems to be a bit less in the small breed formula and it's for dogs up to 25lbs. What do you think?

Or do you suggest another brand?

There is so much out there and it's terribly confusing
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2009, 09:20 PM
vanillasugar's Avatar
vanillasugar vanillasugar is offline
just call me Nilly
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Posts: 6,829

"Small breed" other than the kibble size being smaller, I feel is really just a marketing ploy.

Core - of the grain free kibbles, is NOT high protein. Your dog should do fine on it, but why don't you try it out and let HIM tell you if it works or not (Watch stool, body condition, energy level, etc. etc.)

Julia: Mom to Sierra (adorable mutt - Basset x Cattledog is our best guess these days) Buddy (noisy but awesome DSH tabby cat) and Carter (adorable human baby) RIP Nya 1994(?) - 2010
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2009, 09:43 PM
Unshifted Unshifted is offline
Puppy Dog
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 58

Yeah, I see what you mean. I figured it's different in that the levels of everything are a bit lower.

That's good advice though, I'll try it out and I can always change it if it doesn't work out Thank you!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2009, 09:47 PM
Dekka's Avatar
Dekka Dekka is offline
Just try me..
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 19,768

They aren't really high in protein.. the others are very low.

A basic raw diet is HIGHER than the grain free kibbles (if you compare dry weights)

All my dogs get raw. I know many small breed people who feed raw so its higher than those kibbles. IMO small breed dogs do better with higher fat and protein as they tend to have higher metabolism.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2009, 09:53 PM
Unshifted Unshifted is offline
Puppy Dog
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 58

Ahh I see. Thank you for explaining that. I keep reading so many different things and it's getting confusing.

I feel better about giving it to him now
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2009, 03:08 PM
Criosphynx Criosphynx is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,242

I use the small breed that wellness makes (i have a picky pom)

This food looks and smells like CAT kibble.

My impression is it is a very rich food.

I used it as training treats once and my 45lb dog (who had maybe ten of these tiny kibbles) had an upset stomach from it.

Its also cheaper than core (at least were iam)
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:10 AM.

1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site