Why I Choose Grain-Free Dog Food [Sponsored Post] #DiamondNaturals
Do you ever stop to think about how different your day-to-day life is from a human being who lived thousands – or even a hundred – years ago?
Planes, trains, automobiles, the internet and telephones – the examples are infinite. And yet, inside, we are the same.
Our bodies function the same and require the same basic fuel as they did back when people lived in caves, huts and traveled only by foot. It’s the same for our dogs, who have been domesticated human companions longer than any other creatures.
And yet, we feed ourselves – and our pets – very differently than we did in the beginning.
For the vast majority of Americans, that means a diet that’s packed with corn. We consume corn and other grains in many not-so-obvious ways – as sweetener in sodas, binders in meats and as additives.
One way we sneak corn and other grains into our pets’ diets is as a filler ingredient for their kibble.
Unfortunately, a lot of dogs are allergic to grains like corn and wheat, making these substances hard for the animals to digest.
I don’t know for certain if my dogs are allergic to grains. They consume small amounts in store bought and homemade treats. But the base of my dogs’ diet – the kibble they eat twice a day, every day – is rich in meat-based protein and grain-free.
I believe it is more natural – and healthy – for our dogs not to eat a lot of grain.
Wolves, who are close enough to dogs that the two species can interbreed, do not consume grain in the wild. It only seems natural that our dogs would thrive on a diet also rich in animal protein and some vegetables and fruits.
If you have been reading this blog for long, you know I like to go back to basics whenever possible. From non-toxic household products to homegrown vegetables, I aim for a life that is natural but also convenient and affordable.
This is why I choose to feed our dogs grain-free dry kibble. Kibble is less messy and controversial than a raw or totally homemade diet but is professionally formulated to meet dogs’ dietary needs.
As I have blogged about before, I am thrilled that more grain-free options are hitting the market.
Diamond Naturals Naturals Grain-Free is among the newest to be tested by my dogs Luke and Scooby. They recently sampled two of the company’s three varieties of grain-free kibble – the Chicken & Sweet Potato and Whitefish & Sweet Potato.
From what I could tell, the boys seemed to like it.
I love that this affordable and widely distributed dog food is made with ingredients I can feel good about, including lean meats, highly digestible fats, complex carbohydrates (sweet potatoes) and natural antioxidants (fruits and vegetables).
You can learn more about the different elements that go into each bag of Diamond Naturals Grain-Free dog food in the Ingredients Glossary on the company’s website.
What’s in your dog’s food?
This post is sponsored by Diamond Naturals on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Diamond Naturals Naturals Grain-Free dog food, but WaywardDogs.com 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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