Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wellness CORE Protein Bars for Dogs from @Chewy | Product Review

When I realized that the folks who make Old Mother Hubbard dog biscuits are the same who make Wellness CORE Protein Bars for dogs, I could hardly wait to try them.  Old Mother Hubbard dog biscuits are the favorite around our house.  All three of my dogs love their crunchy goodness.

All three also love these protein bars! They're a part of the Wellness gourmet dog treats line and the whole point is healthy dog treats with no empty calories.

Wellness CORE is based on the nutritional philosophy that dogs, given their primal ancestry, thrive on a diet mainly comprised of meat. These nutrient-dense protein nuggets are packed with quality animal protein, without fillers or grains, along with wholesome superfoods. Each tender bite delivers an incredibly healthy and exceptionally tasty way to treat your dog.

Key Benefits
  • Grain-free, gluten-free, tender, bite-size bars
  • Perfect pairings of hearty proteins and delicious superfoods
  • No meat by-products, wheat, corn, soy or artificial flavors, colors or preservatives
  • Only 16 calories per treat
  • 100% natural
  • Made in the USA!

Wellness CORE Grain-Free Protein Bars come in four varieties:
  • Chicken and Turkey with Sweet Potates
  • Beef and Bison with Blueberries
  • Salmon and Whitefish with Pomegranates
  • Turkey and Duck with Kale
We received a bag in the Beef and Bison with Blueberries recipe.
Beef, Peas, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Bison, Cane Molasses, Salt, Broccoli, Carrots, Blueberries, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Dried Cultured Skim Milk, Rosemary Extract

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein  not less than 26%
Crude Fat  not less than 18%
Crude Fiber  not more than 4%
Moisture not more than 20%
16 Calories per Treat

These treats are not a uniform shape.  Trying to halve them means they kind of come apart.  Plus, because of the irregular size of these treats, I had to use my judgement about the calories.  Jeffie and Rosie who are watching their weight, received the smaller bits.
Jeffie didn't care if these protein bars contained blueberries.
My dogs really love these tasty treats.  Even Jeffie, who does not like blueberries, would have liked to eat the whole bag. 

Our Verdict
Though I do wish they were easier to break into smaller pieces, I have to agree with my dogs:  PAWS UP for these healthy natural dog treats!
Sweet Rosie patiently waited her turn for these yummy treats.

Wellness CORE Grain-Free Protein Bars are on sale now at Chewy - $7.89 for a  5.5 oz bag

We also give Chewy our highest recommendation.
There are lots of reasons to like Chewy.com
  • Fast shipping to our front door (free if our order is over $49)
  • Hundreds of brands to choose from in pet food, treats, and supplies
  • Great prices and frequent sales
  • Easy to navigate web site and terrific customer service
  • Chewy.com gives back via their Shelter and Rescue Network
* We received one bag of Wellness CORE Protein Bars from Chewy.com in exchange for our honest opinion of the product and service.  Talking Dogs only shares information about pet products we think our readers might enjoy.

We're joining the Tasty Tuesday blog hop today.  This is a blog hop that celebrates good food, sponsored by Sugar the Golden Retriever and Kols Notes.  


  1. I wondered about these. Thanks to you and your post, I think I will add the Salmon to our June grocery list.

  2. Our only complaint is the bag didn't last long enough ;)

  3. These sound and look amazing! I think our boys would especially enjoy the Beef and Bison with Blueberries and Salmon/Whitefish with Pomegranates varieties.

  4. Missy & Buzz would be all over the Salmon treats...they love Salmon! Chewy.com does have great customer service & they do ship incredibly fast ~ we use them every now & then when we can't make it to a physical store, and they have never disappointed!

  5. what a great review, we need to check those out, would be great snack during hunt tests.

  6. Those do look and sound good! We might have to get some for the crew!

  7. We reviewed another flavor of these treats and they looked different. Must depend on which flavor as to how they looked. The dogs really loved them.


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