How To Go Grain Free

How To Go Grain Free


After finding out WHY so many pet owners are going grain free in last week’s post, The Grain Free Pet, we want to share some points about HOW to go fully grain free and how to distinguish grain free foods from those with grains.

Why Kibbles Can Be Grain Free
 But Never Carbohydrate Free


Compared to raw, dehydrated, or canned pet foods, kibbles cannot be made with just meat. The process used for making kibble requires carbohydrates as a binder to hold everything together. Since it’s not ideal to use corn, wheat, barley, rice (or any other cereal grains, for that matter), novel – or unique – carbohydrates must be used in their place to make grain-free kibbles possible.

Pet Food in General

Our generation has been raised to believe that kibble is what we feed our pets. Coupled with convenience, kibble is a staple in our pet food pantry. Because the food is so highly processed, the food loses its natural enzymes, vitamins, and minerals and synthetic versions are added back in to make it “complete and balanced”. Foods such as raw, dehydrated, freeze dried, or canned, are much less processed, more easily digestible, and are closer to a pet’s natural ancestral diet.

Our Recommendation

The best diets for dogs and cats are ones that are grain free and low on the glycemic index scale. If you are going to feed kibble, consider adding in other types of food as toppers or treats to greatly enhance the quality of your pet’s diet.