Save 20% on your first Autoship

Benefits of a Grain-Free Diet

Why should your pet be on a grain free diet? What does grain free even mean? Watch as we explain the benefits of a grain free diet.

Hi, I’m Kelsey from Bentley’s Pet Stuff. We, at Bentley’s, believe a grain-free diet is integral to keep your pet happy and healthy. By switching your four-legged friend to a grain-free diet, not only can you expect your pet’s digestion to be more regular, but you and your pet will both notice an increased shininess in their coat and an overall increased activity level.

A grain-free diet consists of no corn, wheat, rice, or soy, and instead, focuses on filler-free, high-protein ingredients, such as fresh deboned lamb and pork, whole herring, and many other nutrient-rich animal proteins. By focusing on fresh ingredients and a protein-rich diet, your pet is getting amino acids essential to their growth, and overall health and well-being.

Now, you may be asking, “Wait, no grain?” Pet’s stomachs aren’t built to process simple carbohydrates like these, and it can often lead to bloating, allergies, poor digestion, damage to their stomach lining, and more. Just imagine how your stomach feels after a big meal of pasta and bread. You feel bloated, lethargic, weighed down, but eventually, your body processes those grains and turns them into energy. But imagine feeding a dog similar grains on a regular basis, only they don’t have the ability to process those grains into energy. Ugh, is right.

Grain-free pet food uses nutrient-rich ingredients, such as peas, sweet potatoes, and chickpeas, that are great sources of complex carbohydrates. They’re more slowly digested, and create a more sustained energy release, and increased digestive health. With the increased awareness of the benefits of grain-free diets, these foods have become more accessible and budget friendly.

Now, before you switch your pet to a new diet, be sure to confer with one of Bentley’s pet food experts, and make sure you’re purchasing the right food for your pet’s breed and age. And, transition them to a new diet over a series of days.

From all of us here at Bentley’s, thanks for tuning in with us. And, as always, be sure to treat your furry friends as you’d wanna be treated.

show related articles

similar posts in cats

Bentley's Furry Family Holiday Special

Snow has started falling and the countdown to the holidays is well underway. As you start planning for your festive meal this year, don't forget about our furry family members as well. Be sure to spoil them with a holiday meal of their own.

View Bentley's Furry Family Holiday Special

Dehydrated & Freeze Dried Food

Have you experimented with dehydrated or freeze dried food for your furry family member? We at Bentley's know not everyone wants to or can try these alternate feeding options, but we'd like to educate you on the benefits of it and give you a guide to incorporate these alternate foods into your pets everyday routine.

View Dehydrated & Freeze Dried Food

Cat Stocking Stuffers

The holidays are here and we can't forget to spoil our furry family members. Check out some of our favorite stocking stuffers to spoil your feline family this holiday season!

View Cat Stocking Stuffers

Skin & Coat Health

Does your furry family member itch all the time, chew their paws, or smell like a bag of Fritos? These all can be signs of minor skin and coat issues. Today we're here to chat about keeping your furry friend’s skin and coat looking good and smelling fresh.

View Skin & Coat Health

Joint Health

Have you noticed your furry family member is a little slow to get around or not able to jump on to the couch? When one of our furry friends begins to suffer from a chronic joint disorder, it's often due to the inability to keep up with their body's need glucosamine and other sulfates and acids. This means it's time to to look elsewhere to help supplement your furry friend's diet with products that will keep them jumping for joy.

View Joint Health

Pets Dental Health & Hygiene Tips

Is your furry family members breath off putting? Do you find yourself pulling away from pupper kisses? It is estimated that 85% of our furry friends have a type of periodontal disease by age three. Today we'd like to share some quick tips to keep your furry feline's and pups teeth healthy.

View Pets Dental Health & Hygiene Tips
more cats articles >