Wellness CORE Grain Free Dog Food Toppers – Simply Shreds with Shredded Real Meat!
Wellness is a well-known pet food manufacturer; I think we probably all know their name. I came across them when I was looking for an awesome topper or dog food mixer to share with you today. They have an amazing dog food topper made with delicious, nutritious, whole foods; something we can feel good about feeding our furry family members.
I came across the Wellness CORE line of natural, grain-free toppers, pet foods, and treats. Within this CORE line, they have a product called Simply Shreds. Not to sound weird but they actually sound pretty delicious! They are made with meat or fish, broth, and vegetables.
These delectable little packets of shredded meat and broth are used as a dry dog food mixer (topper) and they are what Maui want to share with you today!
The Wellness CORE brand is a grain-free, protein-rich product line of foods, toppers, mixers, and treats for cats and dogs. All products in the CORE line are rich in protein and carefully balanced with other quality, natural ingredients to give our pets incredibly nutritious foods, minus any unnecessary, useless fillers. The Wellness Pet Food website states:
“Wellness CORE® is a family of grain-free, natural pet food, treats and toppers that is big on protein and flavor, rooted in the belief that pets love and thrive on hearty animal proteins.”
Within the CORE family are the CORE Simply Shreds that can be used as a mixer or topper. Each flavor recipe of Simply Shreds is made with only five natural, whole food ingredients including high-quality, premium shredded meat and diced veggies.
Simply Shreds come in four flavor recipes:
- Chicken, beef & carrots
- Chicken, wild salmon & pumpkin
- Chicken, chicken liver & broccoli
- Tuna, beef & carrots
Simply Shreds are not intended to be a full meal for your dog. They are intended to be fed on top of or mixed with your dog’s regular food.
Taking a Look at the Ingredients
Since each recipe only includes five ingredients it will be easy to list each one of them for you here.
- Chicken, beef & carrots: Chicken, chicken broth, water sufficient for processing, beef, carrots
- Chicken, wild salmon & pumpkin: Chicken, chicken broth, water sufficient for processing, salmon, pumpkin
- Chicken, chicken liver & broccoli: Chicken, chicken broth, water sufficient for processing, chicken liver, broccoli
- Tuna, beef & carrots: Tuna, fish broth, water sufficient for processing, beef, carrots
Pretty straightforward, natural, and nutritious ingredients.
Simply Shreds contain NO:
- meat by-products
- artificial colors or flavors
- wheat, corn, or soy
Appearance and Texture
The pouches contain a lot of delicious broth. Within the broth, you will find pieces of shredded chicken or flaked pieces fish (depending of course on the chosen recipe). They look like a chicken soup totally loaded with meat and minus the noodles.
This is from WellnessPetFood.com showing you the appearance and texture of one of the Simply Shreds recipes.
These delicious little pouches of protein-rich goodness have only 40-48 calories per pouch – again depending on the recipe! Makes sense as they consist only of protein-rich meat, broth, water, and a vegetable.
What Do People Think
Each flavor recipe has a rating of 4.2 or 4.3 out of 5 on Chewy.com!
109 reviews on Amazon give it 4/5 stars!
Size, Price, and Availability
Simply Shreds only come in 2.8-ounce pouches but you must purchase a case of them which contains 12 pouches. You cannot purchase the individual pouches on their own.
Amazon – $18.24 to $20.40 depending on the recipe
Chewy.com – $17.33 to $19.38 depending on the recipe (Autoship prices)
Petco – $21.59 ($20.51 with repeat delivery)
PetSmart – Actually has them available by individual pouches for $1.70 each. This is great if you want to give them a try without having to purchase an entire case! To give you a comparison to the other retailers, this would come out to $20.40 if you were to purchase a case of 12 pouches. They are only available for in-store pickup.
Pros and Cons
- Dogs love it!
- Quality ingredients
- Pouch hard to open
- Have to scrape the meat out from inside the pouch
- Too much broth, not enough meat (if your dog likes broth this definitely is not a problem!)
These brothy, meaty packets are delicious boosts of moisture and protein for your dog! They are made with only high quality, nutritious ingredients and are super low in calories.
Wellness CORE grain-free real meat pet food toppers are a great addition to your dog’s regular diet. The meaty goodness can jazz up that regular kibble once in a while to make it something extra special!
Enjoy the broth!
Have you tried these? Tell us what you doggo thinks of them!