Nutrition for dogs
Like all carnivores dogs have sharp pointed teeth and short gastrointestinal tracts better suited for the consumption of meat. In spite of this dogs have still managed to adapt to survive on non-meat scraps from humans. But since the end of World War II dog food companies have been substituting large amounts of grain in dog food to save on meat.
The problem with this is that they have been using non-human and poor quality grade grains which pass through the dogs system without allowing them to obtain the nourishment required. Quality grains are a good source of carbohydrates ie: rice, but are seldom the right quality.
Dogs have little natural digestive support for breaking down complex carbohydrates and cereal grains. These difficult to digest fibres and grains remain undigested, with the body relying mainly on fermentation to break them down (Resulting in a lot wind).
Over a long period of time this can damage the lining of the digestive system resulting in bowel inflammation disorders, food sensitivities, food allergies, obesity and leaky gut.
Grain free – Dog food
Grain free dog foods more closely mimics a canines natural or “ancestral” diet as a carnivore.
The grain free revolution is its association with high levels of novel protein sources, which has been shown to have huge benefits upon dogs with certain food sensitivities.
Studies have shown that dogs can develop these sensitivities after eating the same foods over a long period of time. Symptoms include anything from itchy skin to an upset stomach. Pork for example is becoming one of the protein sources of choice for super premium and ultra premium pet foods.
MUTZ NUTZ GRAIN FREE PORK, SWEET POTATOE & APPLE for example as a potential novel protein source. Pork is a highly digestible protein, rich in amino acids and a source of vitamin B, as an alternative for dogs with grain intolerance/sensitivity.
Our range is made up of 50% pork, of which a minimum of 26% is freshly prepared, and added omega 3 supplements to support cognitive function, visual development and help to reduce the inflammation response.
We at Mutz Nutz have a wide range of dog foods available and in our Grain Free Range we have various flavours such as:
Mutz Nutz Turkey, Sweet Potatoe & Cranberry
Mutz Nutz Senior Trout, with Salmon & Asparagus
Mutz Nutz Lamb, Sweet Potatoe & Mint
Mutz Nutz Salmon, Trout, Sweet Potatoe & Asparagus
Please call in and talk to our staff to find out which flavour from our range would most suit your dog and try a Free sample of our Grain Free Food.
And not forgetting our feline friends we also have a range of Grain Free Cat Food available.
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