Grain-free puppy foods are a popular choice for pet parents, but are they really any better than any regular puppy food? We’re going to take a look at some of the reasons why you might choose grainfree puppy food for your pet then tell you a little bit about five of the best brands out there.
First, it’s important to understand that there isn’t a single type of food that’s best for every puppy. Every dog is different so you should talk to your vet before changing your pup’s diet or to learn about what they think is best. Grainfree puppy food was developed to meet market demand as a lot of pet owners started wanting it for their dogs. While it can help with some problems, which we’ll get to later, there isn’t really any hard proof that it’s more beneficial than other diet options for a normal, healthy dog. That said, some pet owners swear by grain-free and believe that it has really helped their pets’ health.
A lot of people confuse grain-free for gluten-free but the two are very different. Gluten is found in some grains, like rye, barley, and wheat, but it’s not in all grains. Corn, oats, and rice are gluten-free so they may be included in a gluten-free recipe. Grain-free dog food doesn’t contain any grains, whether they’re gluten-free or not. Gluten allergies in dogs are somewhat rare, but they do happen. Talk to your vet if you suspect any food intolerance problems with your pup.