TO GRAIN OR NOT TO GRAIN? DEMYSTIFYING A HOT DOG NUTRITION TOPIC
With the rise of grain-free and gluten-free diets in human food, many are wondering, “should my dog’s food be grain free too?”
When it comes to grains, the choice to feed them or not to feed them depends on your preference, according to the pet nutrition experts at Just Right by Purina. Here are two tips they shared to help you make an educated decision…
If you say yes to grains…
Grains deliver important nutrients dogs need. They provide antioxidants, energy-rich carbohydrate and fiber to promote digestion. Grains, including corn, have proven to help your dog digest other nutrients in their foods.
If you say no to grains…
As an alternative to grains, look for dog food made with cassava root flour. This ingredient serves as a source of carbohydrate for energy. It’s also the same ingredient that’s used to make tapioca that humans eat. Together with other high-quality ingredients, cassava root flour helps to make your dog’s food 100% complete and balanced.
No matter which option you choose, Just Right has affordable grain-based and grain-free recipes. Learn more about creating a unique blend here.