Grain-free dog food plays an essential role in the UK pet food market, having become a long-awaited solution to dog owners who have seen their pets suffering intolerances to common dog food ingredients including soy, corn and wheat.
So how do you spot these intolerances to grain-free food?
There are common signs of intolerances to look out for which include anything from poor digestion (vomiting, diarrhoea, IBS) to itchy skin and paws or even ear infections.
If your dog is suffering from any of the above conditions and you’re looking to switch to a grain-free diet then there are a few aspects to consider first. From a nutritional standpoint, the most vital thing to remember when feeding your dog is to ensure their diet is both complete and balanced. If their diet has deficiency or excess nutrients it can seriously harm their health, regardless of if they’re eating grain-free or not.
Most grain-free diets have a high protein content and tend to use better quality ingredients as they contain no fillers such as cornmeal, which provide no nutritional value. Grain-free diets are also helpful for some dogs who are looking to lose weight.
Grain-free diets can provide complete nutrition for your favourite four-legged friend, but it’s important to ensure it matches their specific needs. If you’re unsure on switching your dog’s diet, please get in touch with our team or contact your vet, and remember your doggos health should be the most important factor of any decision.
Here at Goood, we’re proud that our recipes are grain-free and follow a holistic nutritional concept. Our premium sustainable dog food has no artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives. We also stay well away from genetically modified crops and add no extra sugar.