Some less active animals have gained weight on the grain-free kibbles. With no grains, there are no glutens. Food hypersensitivity in cats: 14 cases Pet Care. High protein, low carbohydrate diets do have their place, particularly in the feeding of diabetic cats. November 03 Our ingredients. Corn, meanwhile, was responsible for only 4 cases. Dental chews.
The latest trend in pet foods is the introduction of grain-free dry kibble diets. Happy Feeding! Our World. Gluten free cat food, on the other hand, may or may not contain grain as an ingredient. We then determined which ingredients were most common in each category and compared nutrients between the two categories. Barley was listed on the ingredient list. Vet Dermatol ; Game Time.
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While wolves and wild dogs may graze a bit on greens periodically, most of their nutrition comes from meat — including organ meat and the stomach and intestines of their prey which contain small amounts of partially digested grasses and other vegetation. Holistic Healthcare Library. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, sweet potatoes are also great food for Qi tonification and help normalize digestion. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc ; Legs Eleven. She also does some part-time consulting work for Balance IT, a company that makes software and supplements for home-cooked pet diets. So why is grain in most pet foods?