Nutriment's grain-free dog treats and gluten-free dog treats have 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 pet treats features artificial and biologically inappropriate ingredients which are potentially harmful to our pets.
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. In fact, most of our treats only contain one ingredient: 100% British, raw, high-quality meat, bones or offal. 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.
Determine if gluten-free, grain-free and wheat-free treats are needed
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 pet’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.
Start your dog on gluten-free and/or grain-free treats
If your dog has an allergy or shows marked symptoms of an intolerance that seems to worsen with ingestion of grain or gluten foods, address the diet as well as the treats. Nutriment’s treats, bones and chews are all gluten, wheat and grain-free, featuring only natural, high-quality and biologically appropriate ingredients. If your dog is consuming multiple ingredients, some of an artificial or inappropriate nature, it can be difficult to identify which ingredient(s) are causing the unpleasant symptoms.
Make meal and treat time fun for your dog
Nutriment’s in-house canine nutritionists are hugely knowledgeable and experienced in canine health. They understand what dogs need and enjoy from their food. Our gluten-free, grain-free and wheat-free treats provide a variety of intriguing textures, as well as easily digestible ingredients that can support digestion and nutritionally support your dogs for a healthy and happy lifestyle.
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, grain and wheat 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 a treat.