Topic: Updated: Grain & White Potato Free dog foods

Grain and Potato Free Dog Food, Whitefish formulated for all life stages, No Beet
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Starches are complex carbohydrates that turn into sugar when metabolized in the body. Do you know what yeast loves to eat? Sugar! Starches are found not only in rice, corn and wheat, but in potatoes, peas, sweet potatoes – all of those ingredients found in grain-free goods. You see, there’s one really big problem with kibble: they can’t make it without starch. That starch is not only cheap to source, but it’s necessary to hold the kibble together. Without starch, your bag of grain-free dog food would be a bag of dust.
Does anyone know of a type of dog food that’s grain free but also doesn’t have sweet potato or pumpkin in it?
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We have seen, and helped resolve, the very conditions you describe so many times at The Doggy Store I can assure you that it is well worth it to change your dogs to a good grain free and potato free food. Then make sure you are giving them digestive enzymes and probiotics at every meal. Brothers Complete has all this already but there are other options like raw, or a kibble / raw combination but if you are only going to do kibble then the Brothers Allergy will do nicely – it has all the things it needs and none of the things it doesn’t for your dogs conditions. You’ll need to be vigilant about not giving them treats that have grain, potato, or sugar in any form in them as this will feed the Candida. The product is not affected by this change. *Grain Free Buffalo Dog Food *Meets all AAFCO Nutritional Requirements For All Life Stages * No grain or potatoes.
Photo provided by PexelsIt comes from using sweet potato and pumpkin, with some added vitamins, to craft a dog food with no grain
Photo provided by FlickrThis is an updated list of grain & white potato free foods
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Yeast is a fungus that’s always present on pets as part of the normal flora of the body, both internally and externally. When the immune system becomes depressed, or when the dog is fed starchy foods, the yeast will proliferate in the hair follicles and throughout the body. So pet owners with itchy pets want to keep them off harmful steroids and are rightfully looking at their pet’s food as a potential cause. Pet owners now know that grains feed yeast, and with the explosion of itchy pets these days, pet food companies are making a lot of money by selling them grain-free foods.Dogs do need carbohydrates for energy, and to be able to eat them. That said, not all carbs are healthy for dogs. Complex carbs are best; dog food shouldn’t rely on starchy carbs with minimal nutritional value. , a Seattle veterinarian, points out that some grain-free foods contain starchy, unhealthy carbs. She explains, “Grain-free diets may still contain refined starches often in the form of potatoes, lentils, chickpeas, or tapioca, providing fewer nutrients and less fiber at a higher cost.” Our grain-free picks provide carbs from wholesome, nutrient-dense sources like veggies, and don’t rely too much on starchy fillers. Grain-free dog food doesn’t necessarily mean superior dog food. While grain-free options often contain more wholesome ingredients like meat, fish, eggs, fruits, and vegetables, switching to a grain-free formula doesn’t necessarily mean your dog will be healthier. Some foods simply swap grains with high-starch carbohydrates like potatoes, which provide little nutritional value. Grains like oats, quinoa, or brown rice would be better options. Proteins actually cause more food allergies in dogs than grains. In fact, showed that beef was the most common allergen in dogs, followed by dairy. Dr. Radheshwar says, “An individual is just as likely, if not more likely, to be allergic to the protein source in the food versus a grain.” If your dog has signs of allergy such as dry skin or upset stomach, consider the protein source first. Limited or single-ingredient protein sources will help you narrow down any potential sensitivities.