Amazon Fine Food Reviews

503071503071B0013QQ4UAA18V316U2HXALEJ. Hallan "Shamrock"2351311206400Working great for my girlsI purchased Now! Senior/Light last week in an effort to get one of my Bichon girl's very high triglycerides down.
IT's been a week feeding this food and her triglycerides are back to normal! Also, a bonus is she likes it plain with nothing mixed in, and stool is firm and nearly no smell!

Thanks for a great product!
503072503072B0013QQ4UAA2DRD4UI6PGKZHredrobin2351288656000One of the few dry kibble with NO Meal byproducts!!I have searched really hard for dry kibble with out meal byproducts. Dogs eat bones, but not ground to a sandy material!
503073503073B0013QQ4UAAMPGRXQMO89X9Faye L. Bowring0041337731200Thanks for trial-size packaging!Like many pet owners, our 7-month-old Lhasa pup suddenly is getting picky, picky about her food. The Now Dry Puppy Food is the eighth brand (wet and dry) I have tried and I am holding my breath because she actually ate a helping of it and why I gave it a 4 star rating. It is also wonderful to be able to buy it in smaller quantities than 6, 10 or 15 pound bags only to find out she will not eat it and we donate bag after bag of dog food to our neighbors. I don't believe she is allergic to any of the brands but I think she is holding out for a human food menu. I have high hopes for the Now Puppy Formula and will update this review when there is a change-positive or negative.

Update: Once again I thought our picky eater pup was going to turn her nose up at NOW on the third day but when I laid some kibble on the floor, she gobbled it up. She likes wet food and pieces of meat in her bowl and dry food on the floor. This is our third Lhasa and this adorable pup provides us with so many first experiences. The hunt for the perfect food for our picky eater is over. I feed her Redbarn Premium Variety Pack Food Rolls cut up in treat-size pieces for all day treats and lay NOW dry food and extra supplement cubes (all combined to equal her daily allowance) on the floor in her exercise pen for her to eat at her leisure until just after her last meal of the day and what is left is taken away and all food and treats are suspended until breakfast the next morning.
503074503074B005W2TXMCA8J3OPVK6T8K9CAT22240051344556800greatThese are great. Check out your local Dollar Tree if you haev one near you (or order them bulk on their website) because they are only $1 per bottle. If you go into a store, just double check the expiration dates on teh bottom of the bottles.
503075503075B0092VQC3WA3AMNY44OP8AOUJennifer Lee0051349222400Amazingly like just amaretto!This matcha is amazing. There's a slight grassy vegetal flavor from the matcha, but it's really mostly amaretto without the alcohol burn and without all the sugar. Absolutely fabulous. If you like amaretto, you've got to try this! All the deliciousness of amaretto without any of the negative effects from alcohol. Think of all the ways you can use this!
503076503076B0092VQC3WA29P51TN9KKMU9Azzrian0051346284800So so so so so so good!This is so delicious! Truly a taste sensation. I could enjoy this any time of day but for me I believe this will be my evening "night cap" since it made with the white matcha I think I can get away with this! YUMMY! It truly feels like I am having a cocktail but I don't drink alcohol so this is a lovely substitute!

I would love to be able to tell you some flavoring notes I pick up but its quite simple - its AMARETTO! lol I don't know how else to describe this. While I appreciate teas that give off a complex nature, many ways to describe the flavors within, this one is what it says it is no questions asked. A straight forward in your face AMARETTO and you can't ask for anything better than that!!
503077503077B000VTTAMYARQPQ8LF5NTEZkeysgirl161651281744000great foodMy dog and foster dogs have done well on this food. It is the best priced quality grain free food there is to my knowledge. Amazon's price beats my local stores (including Petco when you factor in the sales tax I pay when I buy in the store). As an Amazon prime customer I was thrilled to see this included in free 2 day shipping- absolutely can't beat this deal!
Amazon shipped it in a cardboard box about the same size as the bag and it arrived with the box looking quite the worse for wear. Since Wellness comes in a Mylar bag the bag itself was fine and I was home so brought it right in. If you were not going to be home when this was delivered and your deliveries are left outside I would be concerned about other animals getting to it. Even with the Mylar bag my dog can rip into this in no time flat and racoons and rats (I live next to a wooded area!) love dog food! Probably not a big deal mid-day but just something to consider. I would not buy food that ships in a paper bag from Amazon- at least not a larger bag (>15lbs) but that is just my experience/opinion. I am thrilled that amazon offers this and would order again from them but will make sure I am home when it is to be delivered.
503078503078B000VTTAMYA2ZM0DD9ECO86JSRC "Susan"161651277683200Dogs love itMy Boxers had HORRIBLE gas while on Science Diet & Royal Canin Boxer Formula. I switched to Wellness CORE & now there is no more gas. Their coats are nice & soft, they have lots of energy, they enjoy eating it, and I can breathe freely. :o)

I highly recommend this dog food.
503079503079B000VTTAMYA3A84PZSD9J6ALS. Jurado161651229212800Best dog food ever!Since switching to Core my dog no longer has any sign of the skin or digestive problems that have plagued him for years!
503080503080B000VTTAMYADBBSN68NTDIIRoberta G. Macler "RGM"303421284595200moldyI have used Wellness Core for a long time. I did a lot of research before choosing it. However after getting a new bag that was moldy I started doing some research. The company has been bought out and many many consumers have complaints about the quality control of the food now and in some cases their dogs have been getting sick on it. I am not saying not to buy it but just beware that it is not the same company anymore.
503081503081B000VTTAMYA3W3Y1XEAMH3E5P.A.Max111151311120000Wellness, Indeed!Upon researching dog health I was appalled to discover that most dog foods (especially the most popular brands) use grains (as their main ingredients) and fillers. I then found a few lists of "five-star" dog foods, compared them, and chose to give Wellness CORE a try.

Admittedly it is much more expensive than the popular commercial brand we had been using but,"according to the web site of one of the most popular brands of dog food sold in the U.S., the feeding instructions tell you that a thirty pound dog would need to eat around three cups of food per day. The cost of this pet food breaks down to being about $.67 per cup. So that means Fido would eat $2.01 worth of dog food each day according to the recommended feeding instructions on the label.

But on the other hand, from a web site of a high end, all human grade ingredients, all U.S. ingredients dog food -- the feeding instructions tell you that a thirty pound dog would need to eat around 1 ½ cups of food per day. The cost of this food is about $1.16 per cup. This food seems to be about twice as expensive as the popular brand. However, according to the recommended feeding amount, Fido would eat $1.74 worth of dog food each day. That's a savings of $.27 per day to feed your dog a high quality, human grade ingredients, no risky imports dog food." [[....]]

It's true! My dogs eat half of what they used to and their bowel movements have also decreased by half. (I read that because the good foods contain the true nutritional needs of a dog as opposed to the bad foods that are relatively low in delivering their nutritional needs that dogs would "go" less frequently by feeding them a good food. This is because dogs would expel the unneeded grains and fillers in the bad food more often). I walk and feed my dogs in the morning and in the evening and both dogs would "go" 2-4 times between both walks and both meals. Now my 60 lb pit mix "goes" just once daily and my 20 lb terrier/lab mix "goes" just twice.

I also read that bad foods contributed to a dogs allergies and bloating. My pit mix would have these huge disgusting "eye boogers" all day long no matter how often I'd wipe his face and my terrier mix had these dark (his coat is a sandy color) tear stains from his constantly watering eyes. Not anymore! The "eye boogies" have disappeared and the tear stains are gone! Although I never noticed any bloating in my little dog I did notice that my muscular pit mix had a "fat" stomach. Needless to say that is gone as well!

Lastly, I noticed that both dogs have been shedding less and that their coats are so much softer and shinier. What pleasant surprises! Having a skeptical demeanor it's actually VERY surprising to me that there have been so many benefits to purchasing a quality food. I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase! Thumbs up Wellness Core!
503082503082B000VTTAMYA2Z4HOWGB3O2NPNYC Nomad "mfoto"9951287187200Excellent Dog Food!!I have 2 allergy-prone French Bulldogs & it took many many years of experimentation with every type of dog food. Finally a year ago... I came upon this product: WELLNESS CORE OCEANFISH & it was the absolute best food they ever had. I am 100% pleased with this product & their health, as a result. My bulldogs are fed this product 2x per day; I mix a little dry with the WELLNESS Oceanfish wet + a little water. Their allergies have improved & they haven't been bored eating this everyday... They have now been on this food for over 1 year & I highly recommend it! Great for bulldogs in particular!
503083503083B000VTTAMYA3IQZI7GLMBCY2Christine Bet "Christine"9931275523200Best Dog food ever.We switched from wellness puppy to wellness core and our boxers just love the taste. It not only has great taste, but the ingredients are pure and so healthy for dogs. We noticed a signifiant decrease to their flatulance and their coats are so shiny! Definately recommend to anyone who considers their dogs health above a bargain priced dog food at the supermarket.

Update 3 August 2011
** Although the food is still fantastic, the last three orders I've purchased through Amazon have resulted in bags that were partially sliced open and leaking kibble all throughout the inside of the shipping box. The first two times I thought it was just a coincidence, no big deal. But this has become a recurring problem and it poses health concerns for my dogs now. Since I love amazon, I'm willing to try it one more time however if it happens again, I'll be searching for my food elsewhere.
503084503084B000VTTAMYARQIR102F4ZKBJager "Jager"8851233273600Healthier DogsHealthier Dogs, less stool. Dogs are not grain eaters, most commercial dog foods get our pets sick with corn and wheat in their diets which compromises their immune system. Check the ingredients and compare for yourself. Wellness uses human grade ingredients, not fillers.
503085503085B000VTTAMYA3D0HMC6RQT0N0J. Flood7751243987200Very pleased with the Core line.I have a 2 year old wheaten terrier that's been on Wellness Core for about 6 months. Very happy with the results, he's a very fit and and active dog. Wheatens are supposedly not good with wheat oddly enough. This is one of the highest rated foods by and it's pretty easy to find locally now. I haven't found this through a Prime vendor yet but I keep hoping.

***Update -coming up on 4 years soon and this formula is hard to find at local stores. I like giving him the variety of the different flavors...
503086503086B000VTTAMYA1WIB1NVR21IMLEightpackjack5551294444800Clear skinMy Yorkshire Terrier had some skin problems when I had him on dog food brands I bought at local stores. I did some online research about possible causes and found food quaity and ingredients could be the cause. Wellness Core was recommended by several people as a good alternative. I started Charlie on Wellness and within a month no more skin issues and he actually like the food. It's dry food so helps with his teeth as well.
503087503087B000VTTAMYA2YR0U8979PY8QKelly "Kelly"5551291334400Great Substitute for the Expensive RX Hill's brandTo those of you spending way too much on prescription food; give this a try. My dog is highly allergic to just about everything. Prior to feeding her Wellness Core; I tried every other brand out there no matter how expensive (Nutro, Blue Buffalo), you name it! Nothing has worked as well as this. Even the slightest change in her diet would cause yeast problems in her ears, reddness and irritation of the skin, chewing her feet, and itchy gums. I have been feeding it for almost a year and have seen total improvement. Not too sure about the mold problem the other person has mentioned. I buy this religiously and have not had any problems with the quality of the food. The only negative I have is that my dog seems a bit more gassy than usual but I'll deal with that as long as all those other syptoms have gone away.
503088503088B000VTTAMYA322JU7DXMBCNZAmber J. Mahrou5551237766400Excellent food, and my dog LOVES itWhat can I say? This dog food is one of the best, among the relatively short list of dog foods on receiving their maximum rating of 6 stars. The ingredients are top tier and carefully chosen with your dog's well-being in mind. And apparently it's also delicious, because my dog LOVES it! When I set her food bowl down, she drools on the floor if I wait even just a few seconds to tell her she can eat. She had never ever done this before, and she started doing it the day I started mixing it into her food and has done it since.

Plus, it's great for her. I'm not even halfway through this bag and already her coat is improving! I transitioned slowly from her old food and she has had no negative reactions to it whatsoever. If your dog tolerates this food (all dogs are different of course), you can be confident they will thrive on it. Oh and lastly, Wellness is more readily available than most other holistic grain-free foods, which is very convenient--I buy mine at Petco.
503089503089B000VTTAMYA7G9M0IE7LABXKevin4451311984000Great dog food. Palatable & good ingredients!Few things good about this product:
1. Made by Wellness. No recalls of any kind thus far. I am really paranoid about having a sick pet with a 3-4 figured vet bill, so that is something I look out for a lot.
2. Ingredients is a lot better than most foods.
3. Palatable. My dog kinda hates Wellness but would eat down Wellness Core products literally right away.
4. High Fiber. 7% if I am not wrong. What made me try this food was that my dog had constantly soft stools at one point in time. So I saw the high fiber percentage, and I decided to try this out. My dog had really solid poop after that! It helped a lot for me so hopefully will be the same for you.
5. Relatively reasonably priced. About $1.80/pound.
6. No ethoxyquin preservative used.

Way(s) this product is "sub-par" compared to the "very top" products. (This is really no biggie at all, but I just decided to write this because for some it might be an issue)
1. Dried varieties of certain products as opposed to fresh ones, such as dried ground potato instead of fresh ones.
2. Canola oil used instead of salmon oil which is a cost cutting measure used by the company. Dogs can't digest canola oil so the omega levels provided by it are pretty much just for marketing purposes only.

Overall, I wouldn't really be concerned with the "cons" of the product if you even consider it as a con to start with.
This is a really good product that is priced pretty reasonable for its quality.
I would feel safe about feeding my dog this based upon the manufacturer's reputation of not having any recalls in its history.

Hope this helps!
503090503090B000VTTAMYA1HOKD3CGLRW07Dawn Able "Mastiff Mom"4441211500800Mastiff MomGreat allergy food!! I was feeding my 200lb English Mastiff TimberWolf Organics (Ocean Blue) until they changed the formula by adding cheaper ingredients like Chicken fat to replace fish oils. I found this formula by Wellness and my dog loves it! Good quality food. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I wish they made a bigger bag for people with larger dogs like mine that go through 6-8 cups a day. :)
503091503091B000VTTAMYA2JZ8T64YZDQSI~purplemoon~ "The Quiet Corner"3351315180800This food rocks for our pooches!We've been using Wellness CORE Grain-free (original) dry dog food for several years and it really shows! We began a grain free diet with one of our dogs about 15 years ago due to seasonal allergies (the vet had actually recommended going grain free). There are other really great brands of grain free out there, however, we've just stayed with Wellness CORE because it works. We get so many compliments one how our dogs have super soft, shiny coats and their eyes are clear and bright. They love their CORE and we only feed them dry. It is so worth the extra cost to feed a high quality dog food ~ grain free or not. Their bellies are full with great food ~ no additives, by products, etc. Both dogs that we originally started on CORE have since passed...but lived to the ripe old age of 17 and 19. Hopefully, our two current dogs (7 years and 9 months) will do the same! Highly recommend this food.
503092503092B000VTTAMYAFP4JWY3HV7WRC. Boling "doganddisc"3351304035200A True Five Star Dog FoodI tried everything with my female Border Collie before I found Wellness. She came to my family from a rescue where she was fed Innova. She wasn't doing well on the Innova, so we switched her to Solid Gold. That didn't work out, as she was having an excess of bowel movements after six months of being on the food. From Solid Gold, we switched to Orijen, which was fantastic but very expensive and didn't have the same result as Wellness Core. This is the only food I use now- I swear by it. After taking in thirty foster dogs, I have fed exclusively Wellness Core and have never had a complaint about the high quality of the food.

It is true that not all dogs have the same nutritional requirements, so I am sure there are plenty of dogs who do well on Innova, Solid Gold, or Orijen and do not do well on Wellness Core. However, this is one of the few companies I trust to deliver consistant quality and high standards of healthy dog food for my pets.

Well done Wellness!!
503093503093B000VTTAMYA2DFKW1JKR8F0YRocky3351300320000FantasticBought this food after reading others reviews for my schnauzer who suffers from pancreatitis -- it really did the trick for him, since being on this food he hasn't had one day of trouble. A GREAT food.
503094503094B000VTTAMYA23ME0HN2NV5QKen R3351277337600Wellness CORE Grain-free Dry Dog Food, Original Recipe,Wellness CORE Grain-free Dry Dog Food, Original Recipe is a wonderful product. I have a German Sheppard guide dog and she has allergies to rice, it was hard finding products that didn't contain any rice or grain products. I tried the Wellness Core and my dog loved it and had no stomach distress.
It cost approximately $9.00 less than what I paid at the store, and no shipping charge. However on my second purchase they wanted to charge a shipping fee of $10.00. Needless to say I went to the store to purchase it.
503095503095B000VTTAMYA3UHQ78W3K3QCEG. McWhorter3351276387200Awesome GRAIN free dog foodSince I switched my dog to wellness, he has had no digestive, coat or allergy problems. You do not see dogs running into a field to eat an ear of corn, so why do we feed them dog food primarily made from it? They are not vegetarians. He is happy and energetic. I've tried several different grain free foods and he loves this one the best.
503096503096B000VTTAMYA1O36AEC6THWTXHolland Crosby3351263686400A great kibbleMy dog loves this food and so do I. Ever since I have been feeding her this, she has had the softest fur and overall better digestion. Ive tried her on a few different foods but this is the one that Ive stuck with.
503097503097B000VTTAMYACV5AB5RT915MElexa Cole2231327968000Food Great - Handling CrapThe food is awesome. Even though it is just for my 14 year old that has weight issues, all my dogs love it.

The problem I had was the bag arrived with a huge tear in it that had been taped shut. The box was undamaged so it was clearly shipped this way. The tear was a good 8 inches long, down the front of the bottom half of the bag. I was wary about using it, but we were running out of our previous bag.

Now I am 1/3 of the way through (the bottom 1/3 of the bag because we dump the bags into airtight containers) and I find this huge wad of molded kibble clumped together. Clearly it got wet while it was ripped open! Where are they storing these bags?! And clearly whoever taped it shut either ripped it and knew it got water in it, or was not the one that ripped it and taped it at a later time not knowing what could have possibly happened to the food in the time between. Both are unacceptable practices. Are they so stupid they don't realize they could kill dogs doing stupid stuff like that?

So now I have 2/3 of a bag of kibble I cannot feed without risking making my dog sick, and I have nothing here to feed him. I'll have to buy something else local and switch him cold turkey which is going to upset his digestive system. Wasting my money isn't cool. Making my dog sick isn't cool.

Having seen another review that said their bag arrived ripped on another brand, and now having gotten a ripped bag with moldy food in it, I am INCREDIBLY wary about ordering food from Amazon ever again. Which sucks because that puts me back to seeking affordable shipping or buying local which is very limited.
503098503098B000VTTAMYA3JGQ6B8N5NB7ND. Tapp2251326844800Well, That Was Easy!I've been a horrible Dad to my two-year-old minpin.

I inherited him from the breakup of a friend's household, and knew next to nothing about the breed. Since he and I joined company, I've kept up the habit of feeding him moist chunky meals from pouches, just because he liked them so, and turned up his nose at everything from a "premium" can that I tried.

My co-workers and my vet finally convinced me that, next to scraps from the table, I was employing the worst possible strategy for keeping him fit and healthy. So, based on the reviews, I ordered a small bag of this as a test.

Frankly, I'd been dreading the switchover. A highly-experienced dog owner at work warned me that I was probably headed for a war of the wills, and that I should prepare to tough out a day or two...or maybe three...of Max practicing his best Oliver Twist looks, trying to get me to relent.

I poured out the first helping of this yesterday morning, Max ambled over to sniff around and take one test bite...and then practically swan-dove into the bowl.

If it's this good for him and he's this happy with it, I have zero qualms with the price.

I am a very happy new customer. And let it be trumpeted throughout the realm: Maximus the Mighty is pleased.
503099503099B000VTTAMYA3D0HMC6RQT0N0J. Flood2251315958400My dog's main food going on 3+ years.I supplement this with some Blue Buffalo occasionally up to 50%, but this is my dogs main food for the most part and he is a thriving and happy wheaten. Did a fair amount of research and this seems to be a safe and reliably sourced food. I supplement more from a human desire to change things up for him rather than any real need. The bag also has a ziploc closer which is kind of handy.
503100503100B000VTTAMYA3CC26ZE0N39A4Roxy2251312934400Best dog foodOur boxer had horrible skin alleges and threw up all other foods starting about age 7. Since changing she has no allergy medications and only has stomach issues when she eats food my kids drop! I highly recommend this!

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