Sorry, this deal has expired. Get notified of deals like this in the future. Add Deal Alert for this Item
Frontpage Deal

Wellness Core Dog/Puppy: 26-lbs High Protein Grain Free Dry Puppy Food (Chicken) EXPIRED

$23.55
$67.25
& More w/ S&S + Free S/H
+29 Deal Score
9,740 Views
Amazon has select Wellness Core Dry Dog & Puppy Food on sale when you follow the deal instructions below. Shipping is free.

Thanks to community member captainguy for finding this deal.

Note: You must proceed to checkout to view final sale price (extra savings are applied at checkout).

Deal Instructions:
  1. Select from the following (prices after coupon, 5% S&S discount and extra savings applied at checkout):
  2. 'Clip' the 30% coupon on the product page.
    • Note: Must be logged in to clip coupons; coupons are typically limited to one per account.
  3. Make sure the Subscribe & Save option is selected.
  4. Select any frequency, then click 'Set Up Now'.
  5. Price will be as listed above.
  6. Complete your order.
    • Note: You may cancel Subscribe & Save anytime after your order ships.

Editor's Notes & Price Research

Written by
  • About this deal:
    • These prices are ~65% off list prices. -StrawMan86
  • About this product:
    • Each listed product above has a 4.4 to 4.6 out of 5 stars rating at Amazon
  • About this store:
Share
Good deal?
You gave thanks to captainguy for this post.
Thank you!
captainguy posted this deal. Say thanks!
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.
Deal
Score
+29
9,740 Views
$23.55
$67.25
About the OP
Send Message
Expert Pro
Joined Sep 2011 L3: Novice
32,425 Reputation Points
1,004 Deals Posted
1,868 Votes Submitted
1,122 Comments Posted
Don't have Amazon Prime? Students can get a free 6-Month Amazon Prime trial with free 2-day shipping, unlimited video streaming & more. If you're not a student, there's also a free 1-Month Amazon Prime trial available.
Questions & Answers BETA
dabargainhunter asked this question on 06-24-2021 at 09:51 AM

21 Comments

1 2
Post to Q&A to get a quicker answer to your question!

Featured Comments

it doesn't show $23 for me.. why? It shows the $20 discount off from $67
I adopted a dog from the shelter back in November, and have deep dived (dove?) into the topic of pet food and nutrition. Not to sound alarmist, but I feel I should warn people that grain free may not be the best food for your puppy. In fact, the FDA recommends against it, too: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/07/grain-free-dog-food-fda-warning/593167/

If you visit the r/dogs or r/puppy101 subreddits on Reddit (where a lot of vets hang out), there's a lot of arguments against grain free diets, as they have apparently been linked to heart disease in dogs. I believe it hasn't been conclusively proven that the grain free food alone was the cause, but there was a strong correlation found between dogs on those diet and those with the heart disease issues, and there's been no research done to prove any benefit for dogs on grain free diets... Which is why the FDA came out and advised against it. Essentially it's a huge gamble at this point with no proven positive outcome for your dog, but a whole lot of potential risk!

The only five pet food brands that have been endorsed across the board by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association, to my understanding, are Purina Pro, Hills, Royal Canin, Iams and Eukanuba -- but none of the grain free formulas, just the regular kibble. Here's a discussion for example - https://www.reddit.com/r/puppy101/comments/j28cdo/be_careful_about_grain_free_foods/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

Google "grain free dog food heart issues" and you'll see more info on the possible link between grain free diets and heart issues.

As someone on Reddit said, grain free is a big marketing fad right now for humans, but we have to remember that dogs don't care about what we feel good buying - so we might think by paying a premium for grain free that we are doing right by them, but their stomachs did not evolve to prefer grain free nutrition. If you think about how dogs were domesticated over time from wolves, they thrived on human table scraps - which included grains.

So, unless your dog actually has a grain intolerance (which is unlikely) I highly caution you to do your due diligence and research this topic a little more before jumping on a marketing bandwagon.

Just as anecdotal evidence... My dog was malnourished by previous owners, so at first she hungrily devoured anything I fed her. But once she reached a healthy weight, she began to turn her nose at the grain free food I bought her at Costco (and paid a premium for). Puzzled, I asked on Reddit what could be causing the sudden aversion and had so many people warn me against grain free.

I went to Target and bought Purina "True Instinct" venison and turkey blend (with grains) and now she sits by her bowl and can't wait for me to feed her. 🤣 So that was kind of eye opening.

Edit: here are a couple more Reddit discussions for those that want to read more about the issue: https://www.reddit.com/r/dogs/comments/nfabl1/update_switching_from_grain_free_back_to_wsava/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

https://www.reddit.com/r/dogs/comments/nz3upy/discussion_thoughts_on_kirkland_brand_dog_food/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share (*this thread has the five brands vets recommend listed in replies*)

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Aug 2010
Chilled Mugs
4,822 Posts
466 Reputation
#3
Isn't this high of protein hard on little puppy hearts and kindeys?
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Oct 2004
L6: Expert
1,433 Posts
1,029 Reputation
#4
thanks, amazing price for wellness core
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2014
L2: Beginner
831 Posts
34 Reputation
#5
This is great dog food excellent price the only thing I can feed my dog that is extremely sick with allergies and stomach issues from other dog food.
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2020
New User
1 Posts
10 Reputation
#6
it doesn't show $23 for me.. why? It shows the $20 discount off from $67
Like Reaction
6
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2012
L6: Expert
1,391 Posts
273 Reputation
#7
Quote from IndigoLadybug3941 :
it doesn't show $23 for me.. why? It shows the $20 discount off from $67
Mine breaks down like this after I click the save 30% with subscribe n save.
Items:$67.25
Shipping & handling:$0.00
Extra Savings:-$20.18
Subscribe & Save:-$6.73
Your Coupon Savings:-$20.18


Total before tax:$20.16
Estimated tax to be collected:$3.35
Order total:$23.51
Like Reaction
2
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2009
Hunting for bargains
598 Posts
490 Reputation
Pro
#8
Does anyone else get "vet approval required" for the Digestive Health version?
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined May 2005
L7: Teacher
2,880 Posts
624 Reputation
#9
It appears the discount works multiple times as long as it's a different item/flavor in separate orders.

Was able to order the 26 lb bags of wild game and turkey, and each came out to ~$21.
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
Last edited by Jobronie June 24, 2021 at 04:38 AM.

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Feb 2009
L2: Beginner
55 Posts
14 Reputation
#10
Awesome deals! Hoping my pup agrees. He has been on the purple bag of this brand and I think he'll enjoy a change.


PSA: Remember to mix this into their diet slowly when introducing new foods!
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
1
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Apr 2010
Duct Tape
49 Posts
14 Reputation
#11
Quote from tenken :
thanks, amazing price for wellness core
Great dog food, been using the chicken and turkey for 9 to 10 years now.
Like Reaction
1
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2013
L4: Apprentice
375 Posts
65 Reputation
#12
I adopted a dog from the shelter back in November, and have deep dived (dove?) into the topic of pet food and nutrition. Not to sound alarmist, but I feel I should warn people that grain free may not be the best food for your puppy. In fact, the FDA recommends against it, too: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/07/grain-free-dog-food-fda-warning/593167/

If you visit the r/dogs or r/puppy101 subreddits on Reddit (where a lot of vets hang out), there's a lot of arguments against grain free diets, as they have apparently been linked to heart disease in dogs. I believe it hasn't been conclusively proven that the grain free food alone was the cause, but there was a strong correlation found between dogs on those diet and those with the heart disease issues, and there's been no research done to prove any benefit for dogs on grain free diets... Which is why the FDA came out and advised against it. Essentially it's a huge gamble at this point with no proven positive outcome for your dog, but a whole lot of potential risk!

The only five pet food brands that have been endorsed across the board by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association, to my understanding, are Purina Pro, Hills, Royal Canin, Iams and Eukanuba -- but none of the grain free formulas, just the regular kibble. Here's a discussion for example - https://www.reddit.com/r/puppy101/comments/j28cdo/be_careful_about_grain_free_foods/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

Google "grain free dog food heart issues" and you'll see more info on the possible link between grain free diets and heart issues.

As someone on Reddit said, grain free is a big marketing fad right now for humans, but we have to remember that dogs don't care about what we feel good buying - so we might think by paying a premium for grain free that we are doing right by them, but their stomachs did not evolve to prefer grain free nutrition. If you think about how dogs were domesticated over time from wolves, they thrived on human table scraps - which included grains.

So, unless your dog actually has a grain intolerance (which is unlikely) I highly caution you to do your due diligence and research this topic a little more before jumping on a marketing bandwagon.

Just as anecdotal evidence... My dog was malnourished by previous owners, so at first she hungrily devoured anything I fed her. But once she reached a healthy weight, she began to turn her nose at the grain free food I bought her at Costco (and paid a premium for). Puzzled, I asked on Reddit what could be causing the sudden aversion and had so many people warn me against grain free.

I went to Target and bought Purina "True Instinct" venison and turkey blend (with grains) and now she sits by her bowl and can't wait for me to feed her. 🤣 So that was kind of eye opening.

Edit: here are a couple more Reddit discussions for those that want to read more about the issue: https://www.reddit.com/r/dogs/comments/nfabl1/update_switching_from_grain_free_back_to_wsava/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

https://www.reddit.com/r/dogs/comments/nz3upy/discussion_thoughts_on_kirkland_brand_dog_food/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share (*this thread has the five brands vets recommend listed in replies*)
Like Reaction
5
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
Last edited by johnulcer June 24, 2021 at 05:15 AM.
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2008
L4: Apprentice
365 Posts
71 Reputation
#13
Quote from johnulcer :
I adopted a dog from the shelter back in November, and have deep dived (dove?) into the topic of pet food and nutrition. Not to sound alarmist, but I feel I should warn people that grain free may not be the best food for your puppy. In fact, the FDA recommends against it, too: https://www.theatlantic.com/healt...ng/593167/

In fact, if you visit the r/dogs or r/puppy101 subreddits on Reddit, there's a lot of arguments against grain free diets, as they have apparently been linked to heart disease in dogs. I believe it hasn't been proven that the grain free food alone was the cause, there was a strong correlation found between dogs on those diet and those with the heart disease issues, and there's been no research done to prove any benefit for dogs on grain free diets... So essentially it's a huge gamble at this point with no proven positive outcome for your dog, but a whole lot of potential risk!

The only five pet food brands that have been endorsed across the board by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association, to my understanding, are Purina Pro, Hills, Royal Canin, Iams and Eukanuba -- but none of the grain free formulas, just the regular kibble. Here's a discussion for example - https://www.reddit.com/r/puppy101...urce=share

Google "grain free dog food heart issues" and you'll see more info on the possible link between grain free diets and heart issues.

As someone on Reddit said, grain free is a big marketing fad right now for humans, but we have to remember that dogs don't care about what we feel good buying - so we might think by paying a premium for grain free that we are doing right by them, but their stomachs did not evolve to prefer grain free nutrition. If you think about how dogs were domesticated over time from wolves, they thrived on human table scraps - which included grains.

So, unless your dog actually has a grain intolerance (which is unlikely) I highly caution you to do your due diligence and research this topic a little more before jumping on a marketing bandwagon.

Just as anecdotal evidence... My dog was malnourished by previous owners, so at first she hungrily devoured anything I fed her. But once she reached a healthy weight, she began to turn her nose at the grain free food I bought her at Costco (and paid a premium for). Puzzled, I asked on Reddit what could be causing the sudden aversion and had so many people warn me against grain free.

I went to Target and bought Purina "True Instinct" venison and turkey blend (with grains) and now she sits by her bowl and can't wait for me to feed her. 🤣 So that was kind of eye opening.

Edit: here are a couple more Reddit discussions for those that want to read more about the issue: https://www.reddit.com/r/dogs/com...urce=share

https://www.reddit.com/r/dogs/com...urce=share (*this thread has the five brands vets recommend listed in replies*)
This is the same FDA that recommends the standard American diet (high carb) which has resulted in continuous increases in obesity and diabetes rates over the last 50 years.
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
1
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2013
L4: Apprentice
375 Posts
65 Reputation
#14
Quote from btmoney :
This is the same FDA that recommends the standard American diet (high carb) which has resulted in continuous increases in obesity and diabetes rates over the last 50 years.
It's not just the FDA. The world veterinary association recommends against it, too. And there's a ton of both reported and anecdotal evidence (as I shared with the Reddit links, and my own experience with my dog) in regards to grain free diets.

I'm not necessarily a fan of the FDA's nutrition guidelines for humans and obviously they have been swayed by lobbyists and whatnot over the years, but this isn't a discussion of whether high carb diets are good for humans. (and there's nothing inherently wrong with carbs imo, just ultra processed and high glyemic ones like processed sugar, but that's a topic for another time.)

The central question is whether dogs that were bred and evolved on diets incorporating grains would be better off on grain free diets, and as of now there's enough evidence to at least suggest hesitation around this. I'm not saying to feed your dog the equivalent of junk food kibble, but those five brands I listed are the ones the WVSA recommends and have high quality grains incorporated.

I wasn't trying to tell anyone what to do with their puppies or ring alarm bells; was just trying to spread some awareness that it's a contentious topic, because I fell for the marketing and just assumed grain free = premium quality food, and wish I had known about all this discussion around it before spending more on food that my dog didn't even want to eat. Even if you still opt to feed your dog grain free food, I think it's at least good to be aware of this topic and the concerns around it so you can make an educated decision. That's the only reason I brought it up really.
Like Reaction
1
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
Last edited by johnulcer June 24, 2021 at 05:33 AM.
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2014
L3: Novice
167 Posts
113 Reputation
#15
I don't see the 30% off coupon. That might be because I've ordered one of the varieties many times in the past. I was still able to get the one I wanted for a good price (~$29 before tax; additional discount shows up only at final checkout), so I went with that. Thanks to OP; repped.
Like Reaction
1
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
Page 1 of 2
1 2
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 

Trending Stores

Coupons for Popular Stores

Link Copied to Clipboard

Slickdeals is community-supported. We may get paid by brands or deals, including promoted items.