Friday, October 11, 2013

Why Choose Grain Free Dog Food?

hayley dog, diamond naturals grain free dog food
Hayley is technically a senior dog, although you'd never know it by looking at her!

With all the varieties of dog food on the market, it can be overwhelming to stand in the dog food aisle and attempt to choose a food that caters to your dog's individual needs. I look at the different offerings and am never quite sure if the various foods are even all that different. They have foods for younger dogs, better vibrance, senior dogs, active dogs... the list goes on and on.

Grain free food is a food that is vastly different, however, because it doesn't contain any grains that can be harsh on sensitive stomachs. I have written before about my daughter Katie's battle with Hashimoto's Disease. Maintaing a gluten free diet is one thing that makes a huge difference in keeping the symptoms of her disease at bay. Likewise, her dog Hayley has had several issues with her stomach lately. At 10+ years, her older digestive system is just not what it used to be.

Offering her grain free food seems like a logical step.
This morning, I gave Hayley Diamond Naturals Grain Free Chicken and Sweet Potato flavor.


grain free dog food, diamond naturals

She scarfed it down in a matter of seconds so I'm surmising that the taste is pretty good. Because of her age and her small mouth, the flat, bite-sized kibbles are a nice touch. I have bought other dog kibbles before only to realize when I opened the bag that they were too large and entirely too hard for Hayley to eat.

The ingredients on the back of the package I gave to Hayley of Diamond Naturals Grain Free read: chicken, sweet potatoes, garbanzo beans, blueberries, raspberries, and more. It is a good feeling to know that you give your dog pure food. My family and I have made a concerned effort over the past year to eat pure foods, so it's nice to be able to do the same for our dogs without having to cook meals for them. That is something I'd love to do but never have the time.

I also like the way the grain free dog food mimics their natural way of eating, or their "ancestral beginnings", so to speak. The main ingredient is meat and protein based: chicken, beef or fish, which helps keep dogs lean. Hayley could stand to lose a couple of pounds so it might help in that effort, too.

Has your dog tried grain free dog food, and if so, what made you buy it?

Image: Amanda Sullivan

This post is sponsored by Diamond Naturals. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Diamond Naturals Grain Free dog food, but Some Puppy To Love only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Diamond Naturals is not responsible for the content of this article.

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