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Wellness Dog Food Review

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 48%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 71%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 55%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 75%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 77%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 46%

Company HQ

LocationTewksbury, Massachusetts

Parent company

WellPet LLC

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Cat Dry Food, Dog Dry Food, Cat Wet Food, Dog Wet Food, Dog Fresh Frozen Food, Dog Dehydrated Food

Where to Buy

Amazon Chewy Petco PetSmart Walmart PetFlow Only Natural Pet

Pros

  • High protein content
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • All animal protein comes from animal sourced ingredients

Cons

  • The brand has been previously recalled
  • Price is above market average

Brand Overview

Wellness pet foods were first introduced in the 1990s. Since then, the company’s line has expanded to include a vast variety of dry and wet foods for cats and dogs. Wellness offers grain-free options as well as grain-inclusive recipes.

How Much Does Wellness Dog food Cost

We’ve compared Wellness dog food to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Dog Dry Food $2.90/oz $2.63/oz +$0.27/oz
Dog Wet Food $0.34/oz $0.42/oz -$0.08/oz
Dog Fresh Frozen Food $2.35/oz $6.06/oz -$3.71/oz
Dog Dehydrated Food $14.25/oz $9.66/oz +$4.59/oz
Wellness dog food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

Wellness Nutrient Profile comparison

We’ve compared Wellness dog food to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

Dog Dry Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 35.11% 30.32% +4.79%
Fat 16.07% 16.03% +0.04%
Fiber 5.46% 5.21% +0.25%

Dog Wet Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 48.93% 44.44% +4.49%
Fat 21.82% 21.94% -0.12%
Fiber 5.89% 7.40% -1.51%

Dog Fresh Frozen Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 70.66% 44.39% +26.27%
Fat 16.31% 27.44% -11.13%
Fiber 1.09% 4.94% -3.85%

Dog Dehydrated Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 38.75% 32.77% +5.98%
Fat 26.25% 18.43% +7.82%
Fiber 3.75% 5.26% -1.51%
All of Wellness dog food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Wellness since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Wellness - Dog Food (10/31/2012) -+
Date: 10/31/2012
Company Name: WellPet LLC
Product Description: Dog Food
Recall Reason: Moisture problems
Wellness - Cat Food (02/10/2017) -+
Date: 02/10/2017
Company Name: WellPet, LLC
Product Description: Cat Food
Recall Reason: Potential for foreign material
Wellness - Dog Food (03/18/2017) -+
Date: 03/18/2017
Company Name: WellPet, LLC
Product Description: Dog Food
Recall Reason: Potential for elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone
Wellness - Beef Topper for Dogs (02/08/2018) -+
Date: 02/08/2018
Company Name: WellPet LLC
Product Description: Beef Topper for Dogs
Recall Reason: Elevated Levels of Naturally Occurring Beef Thyroid Hormone

Wellness CORE Grain-Free Beef

Overall Score
74%
Wellness CORE Grain-Free Beef
Cost Cost per day
$0.52

Wellness CORE Grain-Free Turkey

Overall Score
73%
Wellness CORE Grain-Free Turkey
Cost Cost per day
$0.51

Wellness CORE Simply Shreds Tuna

Overall Score
67%
Wellness CORE Simply Shreds Tuna
Cost Cost per day
$3.28

Wellness CORE Ocean Whitefish

Overall Score
66%
Wellness CORE Ocean Whitefish
Cost Cost per day
$1.60

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FAQ

Who owns Wellness dog food?

Wellness is owned by WellPet LLC.

Where is Wellness dog food made?

Wellness is manufactured in the United States .

Is Wellness AAFCO approved?

Not, all of Wellness recipes are AAFCO approved, the following recipes are not AAFCO approved.

Has Wellness dog food been recalled?

Wellness has been recalled 4 times in the years 2012, 2017, and 2018.

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