Grain free diets
A grain free diet is one that does not contain any grains - a basic energy food and source of complex carbohydrates which have long formed part of our human diet. Many dogs eat grains in their food everyday too - but is there any reason why this might not be such a good thing? Here you’ll discover why you might feed your dog a grain free diet and why it might help them to feel happier and healthier.
“THERE IS STILL A BIG DISCUSSION IN THE PET COMMUNITY AS TO WHETHER DOGS ARE OMNIVORES OR CARNIVORES”
CAN DOGS EAT GRAINS?
IS THERE ANY PROBLEM WITH FEEDING GRAIN TO DOGS?
“Only around 15% of UK dog food is actually grain free”
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GRAIN FREE AND GLUTEN FREE?
CAN GOING GRAIN FREE HELP MY DOG?
Cutting out the grains may help dogs who suffer from conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, skin diseases, allergies, wind, constipation, diarrhoea, lack of appetite, lack of energy and many chronic health complaints. It can also help with weight loss, as a healthier dog will be much more willing to exercise well and run about and lose weight!
There is also a growing amount of research to suggest that dogs with sensitive digestions can do well on a grain free diet. Once your vet has ruled out any medical complaint that requires treatment, following a grain free diet may, over a few weeks, make improvements to your dog’s overall state of health - especially to their digestion.