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Grain Free Dog Food
and Gluten Free Dog Food

Grain free dog food will automatically be gluten free dog food!  It will not contain any of the grains that contain gluten. 

Grain free dog food will be free of the very hard to digest gluten molecule or proteins responsible for a lot of pet food allergies.

Instead your dog food should rely on more suitable proteins and ingredients for dogs.

Grains create big problems for dogs because of a fungus called aflatoxins, hard to digest proteins, hard to digest carbohydrates, and omega 6 fatty acids.

Also, anti-nutrients that can prevent important nutrients like calcium and protein from being absorbed.

Gluten free dog food will help to keep your beloved dog in better health and physical condition!

Grain-free dog food will also be corn free dog food.  And it will not contain any corn products or by-products.

Did you know that you can feed your dog treats like carrots?

Of course, a raw meaty bone is what will make your dog even happier!

A gluten free dog food will be a wheat free dog food, but won't necessarily be free of grains.

It will only be free of the grains that have gluten in them like all of the wheat grains, rye, and barley.

Corn Free Dog Food

Corn was used more in the past instead of wheat. 

It is less sticky of a grain, but it's probably a good idea to stay away from corn aka maize. 

Corn can also create problems for some dogs and in its whole form is not very digestible.

One of the main issues is that corn is highly subject to the aflatoxin fungus and this may be one of the most important reasons for purchasing corn free dog food.

Aflatoxin is a fungus common in legumes, corn, and in other grains. 

And it can be deadly to dogs!!

It likes to attack a dog's liver and can create very serious liver problems. 

It doesn't really take too much to create a problem for dogs.

Also, most of the corn grown these days is GMO unless it says it's Organic.

There are pet food companies with strict quality controls that do test for the aflatoxin fungus.

However, food that has tested negative for this toxin can still develop it - if your dog food is kept in hot and humid conditions.

Is Your Dog Having a Problem with Wheat?

Can pets suffer from Celiac disease or Gluten intoleranceYes, appears to be the answer to this question.

Many dog owners never suspect that an allergy to wheat could be the cause of their dog's health problems.

And that they should be buying or preparing wheat free dog food.

You don't add the number one dog food allergen to their diet without having some major problem like Celiac disease or Gluten intolerance occur.

Gluten intolerance affects all breeds of dogs and Celiac disease is known for sure in Irish Setters. 

Dogs are similar to humans in the way that food allergies can develop over a period of time and then just hit them all of a sudden.

Similarly, malnutrition which stems from malabsorption taking place in the small intestine - is what happens when you cannot digest wheat.

And it's a well known fact that the lectins and gluten in wheat are both capable of inducing serious health issues.

Which is why many humans ferment or sprout wheat before they eat this grain.

Wheat Free Dog Food is Free of Wheat Grains
& Wheat By-Products....................

  • Durum & Semolina
  • Spelt & Farro
  • Bulgur
  • Einkorn
  • Kamut
  • Wheat Berry
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch
  • Wheat Bran
  • Wheat Germ
  • Wheat Germ Oil

Gluten Free Dog Food is Free of
Wheat Grains, Rye, Barley, and Contaminated Oats

Gluten free dog food will not contain any of the wheat grains or any of their by-products. 

Gluten free dog food will also be free of rye, barley, and contaminated oats which all contain gluten. 

And gluten free dog food will also be free of the by-products of these grains.

Gluten is a very large molecule and it is very hard to digest! 

Gluten makes up about 80% of the protein contained in wheat and wheat is also composed of the proteins gliadin and glutenin.

Gliadin is another protein that is very hard to digest for humans as well as for their pets.

However, gluten free dog food may contain grains that do not have any gluten in them. 

Some of the gluten free grains are white rice, brown rice, gluten-free oats, millet, and sorghum.

Thankfully, there are more gluten free dog foods available these days for dogs that have a problem with wheat and gluten.

Grain Free Dog Food is Free of.............

  • Rice
  • Oats
  • Millet
  • Teff
  • Wheat Grains
  • Barley
  • Rye
  • Corn
  • Amaranth
  • Sorghum

I'm seeing more and more pet food companies supply grain free dog food these days. 

It's probably because of the demand from pet owners. 

However, did you know that it's very easy to make your own grain free dog food?

Grain Free Dog Food Recipes

Replacing that bag of dog food with dehydrated vegetables and real meat - is a Great Idea! 

And you can't get much easier than this grain free dog food recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Dehydrated Vegetables
  • Hot Water
  • Cooked Proteins or Raw Meat
  • Healthy Oils

Be sure to use cold-pressed oils and stay away from all highly refined oils. 

These are some examples:  Extra virgin olive oil, quality cod liver oil, quality fish oil, extra virgin coconut oil, or a cold-pressed flax seed oil.

Instructions:

  1. Add hot water to your dehydrated vegetables to rehydrate them.
  2. Add in your cooked or raw protein.
  3. Add in your choice of healthy oils.
  4. Mix ingredients together and feed to your pet.

If you were really ambitious, you could learn how to make your own dehydrated vegetables for your grain free dog food by using a dehydrator. 

This idea would be perfect for those of you that have a garden or end up buying too much produce.

What Fruits and Vegetables Can Dogs Eat?

Actually there are a good amount of fruits and vegetables that you can include in your dog's diet.  And most of them can be eaten raw.

Fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

They will make a healthy addition to your dog's diet.

Fruits and vegetables can make up about 10 to 25% of a dog's diet.  However, it will probably depend on your own dog's needs.

Fruits Dogs Can Eat:  Apples (no seeds), Bananas, Blueberries, Cranberries, Cucumbers, Mango (no pit), Melons (no seeds or rind), Pears (no seeds), Peaches (no pit), Pumpkin Flesh, Red Bell Peppers (no seeds), Strawberries, and Zucchini

Vegetables Dogs Can Eat:  Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrots, Celery, Green Beans, Green Peas, Lettuce, and Sweet Potatoes.

Grain Free Dog Food Recipe
to Get Rid of Fleas and Ticks

This grain free dog food recipe may be used as a flea and tick remedy.

There are a couple of ingredients used in this recipe that fleas and ticks do not like, but your dog will probably enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • 5 pounds of Raw Ground Meat
  • 1 to 2 pounds of Lightly Steamed Green Beans (cut into smaller pieces or blend in food processor)
  • 3 1/3 Tbsp. of Premium Brewer's Yeast
  • 3.75 teaspoons of Minced Garlic (very controversial dog food ingredient)

Some people claim that garlic helps to keep away fleas and is good for dogs (not for cats). 

I've also read that the combination of garlic and brewer's yeast helps to keep away ticks and fleas.

However, some warn to stay away from garlic.  I guess you'll have to figure this one out for yourself.

Instructions:

  1. Thoroughly mix the garlic, brewer's yeast, and green beans together in a big bowl.  Add the raw meat and mix again.
  2. Then put grain free dog food into individual containers. 
  3. Put most of the dog food into the freezer and use up within 2 weeks or so.
  4. You can also use a nutritional supplement with your dog food before feeding to pets.

You can also use carrots and sweet potatoes instead of the green beans in this dog food recipe.

"Rawish" Grain Free Dog Food Recipe

It's very important that dogs eat organ meats and calcium from raw bones as part of their nutritional plan.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. of Primal Ground Chicken (ground chicken necks, ground chicken frames, and organ meats)
  • 2 lbs. of Ground Salmon Mix
  • 1 Whole Egg (shell included)
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Blueberries
  • 1/2 Small Head of Broccoli (blend in food processor)
  • 2 to 3 Carrots (grate & blend in food processor)
  • Apple (blend in food processor)
  • 6 oz. of Canned Sweet Potato
  • Or Raw Sweet Potato (grate & blend in food processor)
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp. Cold Pressed Fish Oil
  • 3 Tbsp. Green Antioxidant Powder
  • 3 Tbsp. Dehydrated Pumpkin Flakes or Canned Pumpkin

Green powders like kelp powder will contain lots of important minerals like iodine.

If you choose to use canned vegetables or any type of processed food, be sure they are low in sodium (from added salt) and do not contain toxic additives. 

And always buy organic whenever possible!

Instructions:

  1. Mix ingredients in a large bowl and portion out your grain free dog food into individual containers.
  2. Freeze what you're not able to feed your pets in 48 hours.
  3. This grain free dog food can be used to feed your small dog for a week or it can be a special meal for a lot of dogs.
  4. This grain free recipe can also be used to feed your cats.

Essential Fatty Acids are Important!

Grain free dog food should provide the proper balance of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids.

You will get the correct balance by feeding your dogs 100% grass fed animal foods like grass finished meats as well as organ meats.

Pastured poultry and wild game meats will also have a better omega 3 to omega 6 ratio.

Feed quality meats along with a variety of fruits and vegetables.  And be sure to include some omega 3 sources.

The best dietary sources will be cold water fish, fish oils (like cod liver oil), and flax seeds (or flax seed oil).

Omega 3 dietary sources can be very important to the health of your dog's skin.

And can be very helpful to prevent inflammatory conditions in your dog like arthritis.


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