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Grain Free Dog Food
and Gluten Free Dog Food

Grain free dog food will automatically be gluten free dog food because 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.

This gluten free dog food will also help to keep your beloved dog in better shape!

Grain-free dog food will also be corn free dog food and will not contain any corn products or by-products.  And a gluten free dog food will be a wheat free dog food, but won't necessarily be free of grains - just the ones that have gluten in them like all of the wheat grains.

Grains create big problems for dogs because of a fungus called aflatoxins, hard to digest proteins, hard to digest carbohydrates, and anti-nutrients that can prevent minerals like calcium from being absorbed.

Corn Free Dog Food

Corn was used more in the past instead of wheat and is less sticky of a grain, but it's probably a good idea to stay away from corn/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.

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.

Aflatoxin is a fungus common in legumes, corn, and in other grains.  And it can be deadly to dogs!!

It likes to attack your dog's liver and can create very serious liver problems.  And it doesn't really take too much to create a problem for dogs.

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

  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch
  • Wheat Berry
  • Wheat Bran
  • Wheat Germ
  • Wheat Germ Oil
  • Bulgur
  • Farina
  • Einkorn
  • Couscous
  • Kamut
  • Seitan
  • Durum & Semolina
  • Spelt & Farro
  • Triticale
  • Udon
  • Graham
  • Matzo

Is Your Dog Having a Problem with Wheat?

sick looking boxer

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

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.

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.

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

And Gluten intolerance affects all breeds of dogs and Celiac disease is known for sure in Irish Setters.  Which is why many people ferment or sprout wheat before eating this grain.

Gluten Free Dog Food

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.

Gluten free dog food will not contain any of the wheat grains.  And gluten free dog food will also be free of rye, barley, and contaminated oats which all contain gluten.  And also be free of the by-products of these grains.

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 teff.

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

I'm seeing more and more companies that supply grain free dog food these days - probably because of the demand from pet owners.  It's also very easy to make your own grain free dog food.

Grain Free Dog Food Recipes


  • 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.

You could even learn how to make your own dehydrated vegetables for your grain free dog food - using your own dehydrator.  This idea would be perfect for those of you that have a garden or end up buying too much produce.

Replacing your bag of dog food with dehydrated vegetables - it's a Great Idea!  And you can't get much easier than this grain free dog food recipe.

  1. Add hot water to your dehydrated vegetables to rehydrate.
  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.

Grain Free Dog Food - Using Raw Meat


  • 5 pounds of Raw Ground Beef
  • 2 pounds of Green Beans (steamed, frozen, or canned)
  • Brewer's Yeast
  • Optional:  Minced Garlic (very controversial dog food ingredient)

Some people claim that garlic will help to keep away fleas and is good for dogs (not cats).  And others warn to stay away from garlic.

However, I do agree that it's much better to lightly cook or steam your vegetables before adding them to your grain free dog food recipes.

  1. Thoroughly mix ingredients in a big bowl and put into individual containers. 
  2. Put most of the dog food into the freezer and use up within 2 weeks or so.
  3. And use a nutritional supplement with your dog food before feeding to pets.

"Rawish" Grain Free Dog Food Recipe


  • 2 lbs. of Primal Ground Chicken (ground chicken necks, ground chicken frames, and organ meats)
  • 2 lbs. of Ground Salmon Mix
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Blueberries
  • 1 Head of Broccoli (broken down into smaller pieces)
  • 2 to 3 Carrots (grated & blend into smaller pieces)
  • 1 Apple (broken down into smaller pieces)
  • 6 oz. of Canned Sweet Potato
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp. Fish Oil
  • Green Powders & Kelp
  • Dehydrated Pumpkin Flakes

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

  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.

Healthy Oils and Fats are Important

Use high quality ingredients in your grain free dog food such as wild caught salmon, grass fed organ meats, organic vegetables (not onions), organic fruits (not raisins or grapes), raw pet bones, and essential oils & fats.

And please don't feed your dog macadamia nuts - don't ask me why?  I love macadamia nuts, but it may be toxic for your dog.

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