What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein which is contained within wheat. There are also very similar proteins which are found in rye, barley, oats rice.
Why go gluten free?
We are seeing a growing number of customers requesting gluten free foods as a result of gluten intolerances. Gluten in food can cause a variety of problems, common ones are stomach upsets, itchy skin and ear infections. In the vast majority of cases removing the gluten from the diet can completely remove any of the issues caused by a gluten intolerance.
Types of gluten?
Wheat gluten is the most common form of gluten and is often the type which causes problems, many of the foods available are wheat gluten free and for the majority of cases removing the wheat in a pets diet can remove the issues associated with gluten intolerance. If this does not help your pet try going to a completely grain free food and this will eliminate any chance that the issue is caused by the gluten in your pets diet.
Grain free foods remove all types of grains from their recipes and therefore remove any chance of a gluten reaction with a pet.
Many of our super premium foods are wheat and maize free this removes the 2 most likely causes of problems with gluten.
Our premium grade foods are free from wheat gluten and are a great choice to help you single down the type of gluten your dog is intolerant to.