Are Grain Free Diets Good For Dogs?

There are many discussions about whether grain-free diets are good for dogs.   Are dogs are omnivores or carnivores? What is an omnivore? An omnivore eats both plant and animal-based products. Whereas carnivores only eat meat.

Dogs are often described as carnivorous omnivores. This means they eat most things but thrive on meat-based diets.

Dogs can eat grains. They can thrive on a varied diet that contains vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, grain, and most importantly, one that’s rich in meat.


Gluten is the general name for a protein that is found in specific types of grain. Such as wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten-free food is, of course, free of these proteins. natural dog treats
However, not all grains contain gluten. Therefore, gluten-free dog food may or may not be grain-free. While grain-free dog treats or food will always be gluten-free.
In pet food, gluten helps foods maintain their shape. It acts like a glue that holds food together. So, if you are looking for a gluten-free diet, then you will need to find dog foods that do not contain wheat, barley, or rye.
As the name suggests, grain-free dog food recipes do not contain grains, such as wheat, barley, rice, oats, and rye.


Allergies to gluten proteins found in some cereal grains cause damage to the small intestine and impair their ability to effectively absorb nutrients. Gluten allergies are rare – both in humans and dogs. A small percentage of people have celiac disease (an immune reaction/allergy to eating gluten). Studies show that less than 1% of dogs have a true sensitivity to grain. In dogs, this sensitivity is called gluten-sensitive enteropathy. 

Cutting out the grains may help dogs who suffer from conditions such as allergies, skin diseases, constipation, diarrhoea and many chronic health complaints and studies do suggest that dogs with sensitive digestions can do well on a grain-free diet.

Once your vet has ruled out any medical complaint that requires treatment, following a grain-free diet may make improvements in your dog's digestion, however, unless your dog has been diagnosed with a medical condition that requires a gluten-free or grain-free diet, the choice to feed your dog a diet free of both is a decision based on preferences.

If you feel that this would be an option for your dog, you’ll find that there are a number of quality gluten-free and grain-free products available. Many of our treats are gluten and grain-free.

Our Grain & Gluten Free Treats grain and gluten free dog food 

Ears All our ears range are completely natural and free from artificial preservatives, they are full of essential vitamins and minerals as well as being grain and gluten-free.

Not only that the action of chewing creates saliva, therefore, flushing away bacteria that creates plaque, keeping the teeth nice and clean.

Natural Treats Most of our natural treat range is gluten and grain-free so even dogs with sensitive tummies can enjoy our treats.

All our treats are made with the highest quality ingredients at our own factory in Lancashire and no treat leaves our premises without the full approval of our own dogs.