Grain-free dog food fad has taken off and is a popular choice on the pet nutrition market. Whether it is because dog parents assumed it was a healthier food choice or because in the human world gluten-free became a fad, it is wise for pet parents to understand all the information regarding this dog food trend first before choosing for their own fur bud. So read on to learn more about whether grains should or shouldn't be a part of your dog's diet.
Although a diet containing grains may not be suitable for every dog, there are some benefits of eating it. They include:
- Healthy Bowel
- Nutritious Source of Protein, Vitamins, and Minerals
- Lean Protein Source
So, there's nothing incredibly unhealthy about letting your dog go grain-free. However, some dog parents wonder whether there is any actual benefits of switching their dog to a grain-free diet. And...there isn't any huge benefits, at least for a healthy dog. However, if your dog has certain types of health issues, they may benefit from a low-grain or grain-free diet. There are legitimate reasons to shift your dog over to this diet, just make sure to check with your veterinarian to help guide you in selecting what your dog needs to make the switch. If your dog is already used to a diet including grains, you need to be reasonable and take it slowly. It will take time for your dog's digestive system to get used to a new diet, very much like humans do. So what kind of health problems make a grain-free diet ideal for your dog? Here's three:
There are both pros and cons to a grain-free dog food diet. Every dog is different and has their own needs, so you will need to formulate a healthy dog diet that supports your dog's needs. These needs will be based on your dog's age, health issues, size, activity level, and so forth. Most dog food labels will now show whether it contains grain or not. Make sure to work with your dog's vet to see what works best for your dog's needs.