There are several reasons dogs (and cats) can benefit from a wheat-free, grain-free diet. Many times, subtracting wheat from a dog’s diet will improve or eliminate existing health issues. It is possible for dogs to suddenly form wheat allergies after eating a diet with wheat their whole lives. Breeds that commonly suffer from wheat allergies include Labrador Retrievers, Schnauzers and Wheaten Terriers.
Wheat allergies in dogs can cause skin irritations and allergies, dull or brittle coats, sicknesses including diarrhea, vomiting, sneezing, etc. and even behavioral changes when on a diet containing wheat. Many popular brands use wheat as filler because it’s the cheapest alternative.
Wheat-free diets can alleviate all of these health issues as well as allow your pet a longer, healthier life. A proper wheat-free dog diet may even slow health issues such as diabetes, arthritis and skin conditions. Why not give wheat-free a try for your doggie’s health today!
You can opt to make your own wheat-free dog diet or purchase store-bought wheat-free food. If you are purchasing pet food, make sure the label reads “complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages”.
You can also read my recipes for homemade dog diets and dog treats that are healthy and wheat-free. Click here to browse recipes.
Read more about wheat allergies in dogs from WheatFree.org by clicking here.