Since dogs and cats in the wild survive by eating primarily proteins, it just makes since that their domestic counterparts should acclimate well to a diet that’s free of grain. Wild canines and felines do consumer plant matter, but it’s typically by eating animals that eat plant matter. Real meat should make up the majority of a pet’s diet.
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Dogs and cats have difficulty digesting wheat or corn efficiently. These convert to sugar in the blood, much the same as if you consumed fast food for all of your daily meals.
Many pooches and kitties suffer from grain allergies that play out through frequent ear infections and excessive licking. Others have a grain intolerance that results in bloating, vomiting and other forms of stomach distress.
These pets can enjoy major health benefits from a grain-free diet as it removes the allergens causing these illnesses. Diets rich in real meat products and protein can improve coat and skin, while also providing extra energy. Going with a proper grain free option can also deliver necessary nutrients of carbohydrates through fruits and vegetables.
When transitioning to a grain free diet for your dog or cat, take care to transition slowly to protect its sensitive digestive system. While some recommend making the change over a week, others feel it should be a bit longer. Try replacing just one Tablespoon of food at a time. Monitor your pet’s behavior and stool consistency to ensure the transition is being tolerated before introducing another Tablespoon of new food.
To celebrate our 80th anniversary, Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Company is re-launching our Signature Series stews. Each recipe blends diced meat and farm fresh produce slow cooked and simmered in gravy for a savory dinner that’s also healthy. Varieties for dogs and cats include Turkey Stew, Beef Stew, Chicken Stew and Lamb Stew.
|This year, Evanger's will be re-launching our Signature Series Stews with new labels. Same great ingredients!|
Liven up mealtime with Evanger’s Grain Free Game Meats by adding these delicious single protein supplements to one of our Grain Free Dry foods for dogs or cats. Our Grain Free Hand Packed specialties also make an excellent supplement to our premium dry foods for dogs and cats. For dogs, add delicious flavors like Chunky Chicken Casserole, Whole Chicken Thighs, Wild Salmon and Braised Beef Chunks with Gravy.
Providing your pet with a quality, healthy diet will help him flourish!