I received the Totally Grainless Meaty Chew Bones from Loving Pets.
- Corn Free
- For Adult Dogs
- Gluten Free
- Grain Free
- Gum Massaging
- Made in the USA
- Wheat Free
Potato Flour, Vegetable Glycerin, Water for Processing, Beef, Gelatin, Sweet Potato Powder, Lecithin, Gum Arabic, Natural Smoke Flavor, Sweet Potato Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Cellulose Powder, Caramel Color, Preserved with Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Mixed Tocopherols.
Crude Protein (min): 14.0% • Crude Fat (min): 3.0% • Crude Fiber (max): 2.0% • Moisture (max): 22.0%
Calorie Content (Calculated):
2,740 kcal/kg; 38 kcal /treat ME (for 5300): 2,740 kcal/kg; 70 kcal/treat ME (for 5301): 2,740 kcal/kg; 116 kcal/treat ME (for 5302)
Grain-Free Dog Food History
Long before dog food was scooped from a bag into personalized doggie dishes, canines would hunt and capture raw, protein-rich meals. After all, you don’t see wolves grazing peacefully in a field of flowers. Just like the theory behind the Paleo Diet for humans, protein-based, grain-free dog foods more closely mimics a canine’s natural or “ancestral” diet as a carnivore. However, with the introduction of mass-produced dog kibble around World War II, inexpensive fillers like corn, wheat and barley were added to dog food to create bulk and keep costs down. Today, most commercial dog foods still list corn or wheat as one of the main ingredients.
But while dogs have evolved from wild animals to Internet celebrities, the canine digestive system is still pretty primitive. Dogs have little natural digestive support for breaking down and metabolizing complex carbohydrates and cereal grains. These difficult-to-digest fibers and grains remain undigested, with the body relying mainly on fermentation to break them down. Over a long period of time, this can damage the lining of the digestive system, resulting in bowel inflammation disorders, food sensitivities, food allergies, leaky gut and obesity.https://www.caninejournal.com/grain-free-dog-food/
There are some dogs more at risk to develop food allergies than others.
Breeds at Higher Risk for Food Allergies
Some studies also show that the following dog breeds may have a larger chance of developing food allergies: https://www.caninejournal.com/grain-free-dog-food/
- Chinese Shar-Pei
- Cocker Spaniel
- Lhasa Apso
- Miniature Schnauzer
- Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier
- Springer Spaniel
- West Highland White Terrier
f your pet enjoys the teats as much as Molly did, why not go grain free, especially if it will make your pet healthier?
I urge you to do research on the health benefits of a grain free diet for your dog. You can find many many helpful links on the internet or simply speak to your veterinarian.
Loving Pets has information on their website concerning homemade dog food, training, etc. http://www.lovingpetproducts.com