Dog Nutrition Focus: Grain Free Recipes Dog Nutrition Focus: Grain Free Recipes

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Dog Nutrition Focus: Grain Free Recipes

When it comes to health, a nutritionally balanced diet is one of the most important things that will help your dog live a longer, happier life. Here at Pets & Friends, we offer a wide range nutritionally balanced dog food to help you feed your dog the right way.

As with our food, trends can change with pet food over time too, and over the past few years there has been a motivation to switch your dog to a grain-free nutritional recipe. The grain-free trend has revolutionised the pet food industry; with brands moving away from using common grains such as corn and wheat to reduce overall carbohydrates within dog food recipes.

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This has led to a change in how we feed our pets overall. Higher protein with moderate fat and carbohydrate recipes are now commonplace across pet food shelves.

Why do people choose grain-free?

Whilst the number of dogs clinically diagnosed with a true food allergy are low, many dog owners associate some health issues with diet such as scratching, hotspots or stomach sensitivities*. In some instances, changing to a grain-free diet has helped alleviate these symptoms, although this has not been medically proven.

Which grain-free option is best?

When it comes to grain-free recipes, it’s important that you choose food which hasn’t just eliminated grains and replaced with other low-quality carbohydrates. Ensure you choose a recipe which has created the ideal balance of protein, fat and whole food carbohydrates.

We stock a huge range of grain-free dog food online and in-store. If you have any questions about your dog’s nutritional needs and how to find the right balance; our in-store advisors are here to help you make the best decisions for your pet.

*If your dog is ill or shows an adverse reaction to their food, always consult your vet as soon as possible.