Wellness CORE Grain Free Simply Shreds | Real Meat Dry Dog Food Mixers sure to Bring on Some Tail Wags!

Wellness CORE Grain Free Simply Shreds | Real Meat Dry Dog Food Mixers sure to Bring on Some Tail Wags!

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. Wellness pet foods logoThey 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 dry dog food mixer (toppers) are what Maui wants to share with you today.

Wellness CORE

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.

“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.” – WellnessPetFoods.com

Simply Shreds

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

The 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 salmon beefChicken, 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
  • preservatives
  • 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.

Calorie Content

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!

Wellness core simply shreds rating

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.

Current prices:

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 meat out from inside the pouch


Too much broth, not enough meat

Tasty Ending

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!

Have you tried these? Tell us what you doggo thinks of them!

Lynne and Maui

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4 thoughts on “Wellness CORE Grain Free Simply Shreds | Real Meat Dry Dog Food Mixers sure to Bring on Some Tail Wags!”

  • Hi Lynne. You’re correct, those foods do look delicious. I’m sure our dog diesel will love them. No, Diesels not a boy, Diesel is a girl. She was named by our granddaughter, Fortunately , her name has been shortened to DD…. Which sounds more girlish. We will definitely be trying out the Wellness products. Jim

  • Thanks for a very detailed review. I’m fairly new to being a dog owner so I’m not sure what the benefit of using a topper like this is? How often would you suggest adding Wellness CORE grain-free real meat pet food toppers to my dog’s regular food?

    • Hi Amy, The purpose of a topper like this is to add some really healthy, natural, high-protein real foods to your dog’s diet. It’s also just to give your dog’s regular kibble a little jazzing up 🙂 toppers and mixers are not meant to be the entire diet. You can add them on every day if you like but just be sure to decrease the amount of regular kibble a little bit to adjust for the added calories of the topper.

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