Gluten Free Puppy
I grew up Dallas, so that means Mexican food ALL THE TIME. Like every meal from the time I had teeth until I moved to NYC. After moving to New York and meeting my boyfriend, oh how things have changed (add eye roll). Let me start off by saying I do love my boyfriend, just to get that out of the way. He is a health FREAK…. I get it, that’s a good thing. But at first, this Texas girl was not happy about this new hot guy in her life trying to take away her flour tortilla and refried beans because they contain “Gluten”. I did try the whole G-Free thing for a few months and you know what…you can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the girl… SO I didn’t last very long. I wish I could’ve though! I see how amazing it really is for you and all the benefits that can come from it. But I also see the benefits of a double stuffed Oreo. I have been with the BF for 4 years now, so I do eat gluten free a lot. But trust me, I am not a complete sell out over here. Our dogs on the other hand, never had a chance. They are 100% gluten free and I am so happy they are. It is SO good for them and I will do whatever I can to make them live ….like forever.
Let’s start off by clarifying what exactly “gluten” is.
Gluten is a mixture of two proteins, gliadin and glutenin. Gluten is found in some major grains like wheat, barley, rye and couscous. Wheat is the most common source of gluten. It is a glue-like consistency the helps to form dog kibble. There are some grains that don't have any gluten in them sure as rice, corn, oats, millet and quinoa.
Why isn’t it good for my dog?
The main reason our dogs shouldn't be eating gluten is because that’s not how God made these amazing fur-babies. They are carnivores, which means that most of their diet should be meat. When we give our dogs a dry kibble, they are getting little to no moisture in their diet, which is leaving them dehydrated. Gluten is not something that our dogs should be having everyday, it’s known to cause a lot of health issues such as allergies, diabetes, being overweight along with many others. I am not one to feed my pups kibble. I watched the movie Pet Fooled and learned so much. I was honestly so upset with myself for not already knowing any of what they were sharing. The pet food industry has shaped our minds to think that what they say is always right, when really what they are saying is only right for their wallets. The ingredients that are going into the major brands of dry dog food, and sold at the big box stores, are heartbreaking, and it is even more heartbreaking that they are getting away with it. This isn't only huge amounts of corn and gluten going into these foods, but the grade of meat and the types of meats is crazy! I highly suggest anyone who is reading this to set aside an hour and watch Pet Fooled on Netflix. Your whole outlook will be changed in less than an hour and your pup will be so happy! We have to remember that our pups can't tell us that they hate the food we are feeding them, to them that's all they know, and if they don't eat it, well then they don't eat. So do your pup a huge favor and watch this amazing documentary!
Some of our favorite G-Free foods and snacks:
After watching Pet Fooled and learning more and more about what I am feeding my pups, we got rid of all our dry dog food and Pharrell, Rosie and Rumba are on MyOllie. Ollie is a human-grade, all natural dog food that the pups are crazy about! Check out the post we did on them for more information at My Ollie Post! We have teamed up with them and you can your first box for 50% off, discount in link!