Although it’s a challenge for Luna and I to give up grains (remember that time she stole a loaf of bread off the counter and ate it ALL?), there are some added health benefits. Today we are sharing some of those benefits, so you can decide if going grain-free is right for your dog.

Why You Should Consider Switching to Grain-Free Dog Food

Three Reasons to Switch to a Grain-Free Dog Food

1. Energy Packed Food – Grain-free dog foods often have more concentrated energy levels. The higher levels of protein and fat in the food allow you to feed less quantity while still fueling your pet for all-day fun. Less quantity of food? Cha-ching! That’s a money saving opportunity!

2. Food Sensitivities – Grains, like corn or wheat, can be triggers for food allergies or food sensitivities in some dogs. Choosing a grain-free dog food can help lessen the chance of food allergy symptoms and better optimize digestion.

3. Protein – A protein-based diet that is free of grains more closely mimics a dog’s ancestral beginnings. Grain-free formulas contain more meat-based protein as well as easy-to-digest animal fats.

If you decide to switch your pet to a grain-free dog food, be sure to make a slow transition to help your dog’s digestive system adjust.

It is recommended to transition food over a 6-9 day period. You can do this by starting with 25 percent of the recommended feeding portion of the new formula mixed with 75 percent of the recommended feeding portion of the old formula for 2-3 days. Then, move to 50 percent of each for 2-3 days and then 75 percent of the new with 25 percent of the old for 2-3 days before feeding the new formula exclusively. Be sure to check the feeding guide on the bag to ensure you are feeding your dog the correct amount of the new formula.

How Taste of the Wild Compares

Taste of the Wild is a grain-free kibble option available on the market today. Each Taste of the Wild formula features a trusted meat source as the primary ingredient. Real beef, chicken, fish or venison protein sources provide dogs with the amino acid building blocks necessary for ideal lean body condition. The new Appalachian Valley and Pine Forest formulas have venison as the first ingredient – a lean, highly digestible, and unique protein source!

Taste of the Wild’s grain-free formulas also are enriched with power-packed fruits and vegetables, including peas and garbanzo beans, that provide a better tasting food for your pet.

These formulas rely on ingredients like quality meats and probiotics that maximize the nutritional health benefits for your pets. The probiotics are live, beneficial bacteria that help your dog by keeping the digestive system healthy and in balance. They do this by suppressing the bad bacteria that reside in the digestive system.

Taste of the Wild Grain-Free Dog Food

Learn More About Taste of the Wild

You can learn more about Taste of the Wild by visiting their website or searching for Taste of the Wild Pet Food on Facebook.

Don’t forget to also check out 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Small Breed Dog Food and 9 Reasons to Consider Going Grain Free.

Do you currently feed your dog a grain-free diet?

Disclaimer: I am being compensated to help spread the word about Taste of the Wild. I received no other compensation or additional benefits for mentioning the brands or products in this post. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business.

Jessica Shipman
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