June 28, 2013

Going gluten free and all natural has never been easier

It seems like everyone is going gluten free these days. And it’s not just humans – dogs are jumping on the bandwagon. But this isn’t just any fad. Many people and pets are reaping the benefits of a gluten-free diet.

So what is gluten anyway? It’s the protein found in wheat and other grains that can trigger an immune response in dogs and people. Some of the common problems it can cause in dogs include gastrointestinal issues, itchy skin and ear infections. Not all grains contain gluten – amaranth and buckwheat are free of gluten. Gluten-free and grain-free dog foods are great options if your dog suffers from symptoms such as chronic itching or digestive upset.

Honest Kitchen saw the need for gluten-free dog food, and from this, the company now offers a vast selection of grain-free or gluten-free recipes (with the exception of two recipes, Verve and Keen). Thrive is a gluten free dog food recipe which includes organic quinoa (a pseudocereal that does not include gluten).

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