I think a lot of dogs are allergic to grain.
Actually the opposite. When you are on a high protein low carb diet you tend to gain a lot of muscle as you work out instead of fat.
A lot of folks (myself included) believe that dogs cannot digest grains enough and don't benefit from having them in their diet. It just becomes filler, makes for larger messier stools and can cause medical problems. It's not a natural part of a canine diet.What are the benefits of feeding a grain free food?
They might if they were starving of course it would do no nutritional benefit to them if they did. I hate corn personally and practically everything we eat has some form of corn syrup in it.I agree with you, dogs do not digest grains. Did you know that the advent of dog food started in the great depression as a way to use the grains that could not be sold. It was marketed as a cheap way to feed your dog. Before that they got they scraps from the family be it dinner scraps or leftovers from butchering meat or game. The best quote I read was "would you feed your snake cherrios?" I can't remember where I read it but it was right on. You never see dogs sneaking out into the corn fields gobbling up all the corn lol.
Share the links, please!We visited Wolf Haven here in Washington this summer and They feed a raw diet with limeted fruits and veg. The fruits and veg were a very small percent of the diet and there were no grains included. They mostly fed whole small animals. While that is not pratical for the pet owners, raw meaty bones like raw chicken wings etc.... and a variety meats growned or cut up work well. I add salmon oil, seameal, yougert, msm, berries and maybe some carrots or yams. The vegtables need to be either frozen and then thawed or par boiled to break them down a bit so they are eaiser to digest. My cockapoo Harry who is allergic to everything does very well on this diet. This is why I started doing reserch into no grain or raw feeding in the first place. I have some good web sites if anyone is interested.