Grain-free foods provide optimal nutrition for dogs sensitive to grains.
Grain free dog food isn’t just a trendy dog food option for your dog. It can be a great idea if you have a dog with a food allergy or sensitivity to grains. You may also find that your dog’s allergy is only to one type of grain or to a type of protein, making limited ingredient dog food a great option. Although they are free of grains, most grain free dog foods are not often low in carbohydrates. This is why it can be an optimal dog food option for active or working dogs in need of a bountiful energy source.
[Jane] re: Allergies – My dog was licking her paws and scratching. Since this started with an ear infection before Xmas, I immediately thought yeast imbalance. I cut out all high glycemic foods; carrots, yams, sweet potatoes, peas as well as brown rice. I switch her kibble to Go Naturals, Salmon and Oatmeal Formula. Remarkable difference. Just 1.5 weeks ago, I gave my dog some carrots. Next day, scratching again.. Just two days ago, I tried brown rice again and too, scratching started. I presume my dog has possible allergies to wheat.. Rice.. Bottom line is that the Go Natural Salmon and Oatmeal (gluten free) formula is working like a charm. I half cook for my dog so is why the additional foods are listed above. [lovelace] Re: Small bite kibble for Chihuahua. I haven’t tried this No Naturals Endurance Formula for my 6.5 pound Yorkie (but am planning too) as I presently feed Go Naturals Salmon and Oatmeal Formula. I find that the kibble size is acceptable although finding that some, in the mix are hard so I tend to moisten the kibble with a bit of slightly warmed water before feeding. We brush my dogs teeth daily so am not too concerned about the wet food factor. I wanted to mention however, that prior to feeding the Go Naturals Salmon Formula, we used to feed the Now (grain free) Small Breed Formula. Tiny little kibbles. Great for a toy dog! Made by the same company, Petcurean that manufactures the Go Dog Food Line.
Although DFA rates this food as a four, it may be worth possibly checking out for your Chihuahua.
THIS is what is in Orijen Grain Free Senior dog food:
Blue Buffalo Freedom Grain Free Chicken Recipe Senior Dog Food
NOW FRESH™ grain free Senior Dog recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles for maintenance.NOW FRESH™ grain free Small Breed Senior Dog recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles for maintenance.GO! FIT + FREE™ grain free Senior Dog recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles for maintenance.NOW FRESH™ grain free Large Breed Senior Dog recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles for maintenance.What about grain free senior dog food? If you’re interested in trying a grain free senior dog food, there are a number of grain free options in the grocery aisle today. Specialty stores may offer specific grain free solutions for dogs over 7 years of age. However, if your dog doesn’t have a food intolerance or allergy involving grains, remember that whole grains such as oats and brown rice are ingredients that help maintain the health of the digestive system.Although dogs are able to digest grains, their bodies don’t break them down as efficiently as they do proteins and fats. A diet free of grains and made with limited protein sources is an excellent option for all dogs, but especially for those with food sensitivities.