The Benefits of Grain Free
A Quick History Lesson on Dog Food
Around WWII, when mass-produced dog kibble was introduced, ingredients and fillers like corn, wheat and barley were added to dog food in order create massive amounts of food while keeping production costs low. Fast forward to today, many commercial dog food companies still list corn and wheat as main ingredients even though a dog's body isn't designed to break down those fillers. If you're still feeding your pup food from a big commercial brand, you may want to dig deeper, talk to your vet and see what you're really putting into your pup's body!
The Effects of Grains on Your Dog
How do you feel after you pig out on junk food? Yucky, right? Our bodies react so poorly to junk food because we're often eating high amounts of something our body can't break down effectively. Would you feel comfortable knowing you're feeding your dog a food they can't effectively break down? We hope not! Below are three examples of what commercial dog foods do to your dog's body:
Dogs lack natural digestive support for breaking down and metabolizing complex carbohydrates like corn and wheat.
When these ingredients go undigested, your dog's body relies on fermentation to break everything down... and we unfortunately know how that smells.
Over time, undigested ingredients can cause bowel inflammatory disorders, food sensitivities and allergies, leaky gut and obesity.
It's time to Go Grain Free!
SnapWag's protein-based grain free formula mimics a dog's ancestral diet allowing proper digestion and healthy stools. We left out the corn, wheat, and soy, and replaced them with easier-to-digest carbs like field peas, chick peas, and lentils! Your dog's stools shouldn't have any undigested foods or discoloration. If they do, consult with your veterinarian as it might be time to switch over to SnapWag's grain-free food!