Nutriment's grain-free dog food and gluten-free dog food has been created from the finest quality, all-natural ingredients to ensure your dog gets the best quality in terms of nutrition and taste. Nutriment’s approach to animal nutrition is wholly centred on raw feeding and BARF (biologically appropriate raw food). This means animals eating what they were naturally designed to eat, which is predominantly natural, raw meat. Unfortunately, a huge proportion of commercially available dog food features artificial and biologically inappropriate ingredients which are potentially harmful to our dogs.
Many dogs have, or develop, an intolerance to one or more of several ingredients commonly added to dog food and dog treats. These include grain, wheat and gluten. Just like humans, dogs who are intolerant or allergic to certain ingredients can experience huge pain and discomfort after consuming them.
Symptoms such as an upset stomach, vomiting, itchy and flaky skin, abdominal pain, intense gas, constipation, frequent diarrhoea and loss of appetite could indicate the presence of intolerance or allergic conditions. At Nutriment, we only use high-quality, biologically appropriate ingredients, without grain, wheat or gluten. Our full range contains natural ingredients with nutrients essential for optimum health. We pride ourselves on using high-quality, human-grade meat, fish and offal without bulking agents or grains.
Is gluten-free dog food and grain-free dog food necessary?
Although we highly recommend that all dogs should avoid gluten, grains and wheat in their diet, some dogs are particularly sensitive and display signs of a serious intolerance or allergy.
If you are concerned about your dog's health, always take them to see a vet.
Get your dog assessed to determine allergy/ intolerance
If you suspect your dog has an intolerance or allergy to any element of the diet, like gluten, grain or wheat, you should discuss this with your vet. Tests can be done to determine if there is an allergy present, and if found, what that allergy is. Only an accurate diagnosis will ensure that all possible causes are being addressed. Our in-house canine nutritionists can also advise how to carry out an elimination diet.
Simple and natural
Many of Nutriment's gluten-free dog food and grain-free dog food products are made from just a few simple, natural ingredients. All of our product ranges offer a delicious range of proteins from raw beef, tripe, chicken, duck and more, but without any bulking agents, additives or preservatives that can cause ongoing health concerns for dogs with allergies. This means your dog will still experience great enjoyment from their favourite meat, as well as all the essential vitamins and minerals they need for optimal health, without experiencing any of the issues associated with grain and gluten intolerances or allergies.
Luxurious and great tasting
Avoiding grain and gluten doesn't have to mean that your dog's food is bland or boring. All of Nutriment's gluten-free dog food and grain-free dog food products are created with the highest of quality standards to ensure flavours and textures are exciting, enjoyable and contribute greatly to your dog’s happiness. Choosing from novel flavours like venison, lamb and rabbit means you can provide a variety of great tastes and textures that your dog will love and digest with ease.
Longer, happier life
Though most allergies and intolerances are not life threatening, in some cases, they can have severe consequences for the long-term health of your dog. Animals that suffer with poor digestion, reduced mobility or feelings of lethargy and sluggishness will generally have a reduced quality of life. Using grain-free dog food and gluten-free dog food can support the overall wellbeing of your dog as it reduces the chances of unpleasant digestive issues such as bowel inflammation, gas or cramps.
Keep your dog safe from further discomfort by ensuring gluten, grain and wheat sources are kept away
It is so important to ensure that your dog, especially if they have a food intolerance or allergy, is kept safe from gluten and grain containing food sources at all times. Remember to always give simple diet instructions to anyone who may provide care to your dog. Be conscious of children, neighbours, friends, groomers, vets etc. who may occasionally like to give your dog food or treats.