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.