Walk into your local pet store, and you’ll probably see a lot of grain free dog food. But what does that mean, and why is grain free dog food better?
In reality, the term “grain free” does not automatically make the food better than the next product. But many foods that contain grains use them as filler, meaning that the overall nutritional content of the food can be sacrificed.
In addition, this filler can sometimes be made from a variety of ingredients, making it much harder to determine what could be causing a dog’s food sensitivities. And, finally, some of these grain-containing foods can lead to weight gain in your pet. We’re sure you’ve noticed the increase in overweight dogs that America has experienced in recent years. Extra weight often leads to extra health issues for our four-legged friends.
Add all of these issues together, and you have a good reason to try to find a healthier alternative when it comes to dinnertime. However, as we said, “grain free dog food” isn’t the only thing you need to look at when considering new food for your pet. What you really need to examine is the overall nutritional content of the food. You want a clean recipe — the fewer ingredients the better as long as they are top-quality and high in a single-source protein.
People like to say “you are what you eat.” The same is true for your pet. As pet owners, our goal is to find a healthy, delicious alternative to help keep the pounds off and the food sensitivities away.