Should I feed my dog a grain free diet?

Hannah Aldridge

Dog Health , +2

May 25, 2021

Grain free dog food

Every dog is different and there are many benefits to having grains, such as rice, in a dog’s diet. Having said this, if a dog has an allergy or intolerance to grains such as wheat, barley and rice then a grain free food may be worth considering. 

Finding a dog food that a dog with allergies can thrive on can be tricky. This is why we formulated a diet using a grain free recipe that doesn’t compromise on nutritional quality.

Is Sweet Potato good for my dog?

Many consider this simple ingredient a ‘super food’… but did you know it is a highly beneficial ingredient for dogs who cannot have grain?

Here are some reasons why we include it in our Grain Free Chicken & Sweet Potato dog food:

  • Source of fibre to support healthy digestion.
  • Source of beta-carotene which has antioxidant properties and is a precursor for vitamin A (vitamin A is an essential vitamin for healthy vision, coat and skin, as well as immune function).
  • Source of essential minerals including potassium (important for nerve impulses) and calcium (to support healthy bones and teeth).
  • Source of important vitamins including A and K, as well as a number of B vitamins.

What about a wet food?

Our new wet food range is another great option for dogs requiring a grain free diet.

Ideal for sensitive digestive systems, each of our wet foods are made to a grain free formulation. Steam cooked and easy to digest, these are also the perfect choice for fussy eaters!

Once your dog has enjoyed their delicious meal, the carton can also be recycled; helping us (and you) to reduce our carbon footprint and plastic waste.

With three adult options to choose from, find the one your dog will thrive on with our Introductory Pack…

Is there a grain free option for my puppy?

It’s not just adult dogs that can have our wet foods. We believe that sensitive digestive systems shouldn’t get in the way of your dog having a delicious meal, which is why we have something to suit a range of life stages.

Our Puppy & Junior Chicken & Garden Veg is a great grain free option which can be fed from weaning up until around 18 months of age.

Formulated to support puppies’ and young dogs’ development, it’s a brilliant choice to sensitive pups!

What causes a dog to have allergies?

Allergies can be caused by any number of things and food allergies in dogs is not as common as you may think. In this article, our nutrition team applies the science and sheds some light on the phrase most owners dread, “My dog is allergic to his food, what do I do?”.  

Not sure which food is right for your dog?

Why not sign up to our free feeding guide. Provide us with some simple details about your dog and we can suggest which of our wide range of diets would best suit their dietary needs.

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