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Why you should have your dog on a grain free diet

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Is the grain free food diet for dogs a new fad? Or should you actually be paying close attention to it?

While pet nutritionists agree that majority of dogs can live healthily without following a grain free diet, there are many dogs who can develop digestive, skin or coat issues which are attributed to diet, specifically wheat and wheat gluten.

Grains such as corn, maize and wheat hold very little  nutritional value and are often very difficult for dogs to digest. The addition of sweet potato in a lot of grain free food acts as an alternative source of carbohydrate, however, it is much easier for dogs to digest.

Grain Free foods also tend to have single source meat in their recipes which helps to reduce the risk of food intolerance in dogs.

They also tend to have higher amounts of fresh meat and fish, contain fruits and vegetables, and offer an all round balanced diet for your dog.

Is it proven that it is better? No. There is however, many indications from pet owners that their dogs health has improved after they placed them on a grain free diet.

Will you be giving it a go?

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