Grain-free dog food is ideal for allergic dogGrain-free dog food is not just a trend or a whim; in fact, it has been shown that a grain-free diet brings multiple advantages to canine health. Just consider the natural diet of the wolf, the dog’s ancestor – protein, fat, very little carbohydrates and no grains at all. Carnivores digest grains more difficult because their saliva contains very little amylase, the enzyme which breaks carbohydrates into simple sugars. Grains are the culprit to be blamed in the case of allergies and digestive disorders, so you may want to give up commercial kibbles and help your dog enjoy the advantages of a grain-free diet: less waste, healthier coat, fewer allergies, decreased risk of obesity and diabetes and a smaller food intake. The carbohydrates contained by grains are replaced by carbohydrates from vegetables like potatoes in the case of kibbles, which need these substances as binding agents. On the other hand, canned grain-free dog food may not contain any carbohydrates at all. Dry or wet, grain-free dog foods contain meat based ingredients, which are more suitable for carnivores. This means that grain-free dog food may be a little more expensive, but you can be sure that your dog will have a better overall health and live longer.
In the past years, grain-free dog foods have become more and more successful. But is all the marketing behind these products based on true facts? Yes, it is, because grains should not be a part of your dog’s diet. Your canine companion is not an omnivore, but a carnivore, which means that he needs to eat meat and just a few vegetables, fruits and herbs. Dogs thrive on a high-protein and high-fat diet, while grains contain carbohydrates, which are known to cause health problems. Your dog may suffer from allergies and be more prone to obesity and diabetes. His overall health will be poorer if he consumes grains. The dog’s saliva contains a smaller quantity of amylase, the enzyme which decomposes carbohydrates into simple sugars, so the dog finds it more difficult to digest grains. You also need to know that if you choose grain-free dry dog food, it will still contain some carbohydrates, from vegetables, because the kibbles need a binding substance to hold the ingredients together. Instead, canned dog food can be 100% carbohydrate-free. Your dog will eat less, will be less prone to obesity, allergies and diabetes and he will produce less waste.