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Grain free dog food for puppies
Want the very best grain free dog food for your puppy? You're in the right place!
So, you've gone to the time and expense to pick out just the right new puppy to join your family, why not take a bit more time and find the best grain free dog foods with which to feed him or her? Dogs in the wild are carnivores, feasting almost exclusively on other animals and a bit of grass to soothe a sensitive stomach, but, so many of today's dog foods contain grains such as oat, wheat, flour. These are grains that canines were not meant to ingest in a large quantity.
The below grain free dog foods for puppies are the leaders of the pack (pardon the pun) when it comes to choosing the best puppy chow. Come along and see what I've found.
Note: All pictures on this article were taken by me. You may not reproduce them in any way unless you ask nicely...That picture to the left is a photo of one of my rescue dogs, Rita, on the day I got her. She looks much happier these days.
Click FDA recall of pet foods to see the latest FDA pet food recall list. Always a good thing to check...
Taste of the Wild grain free dry dog food
All of these choices are excellent for puppies.
The Taste of the Wild dog foods are among the top sellers on Amazon.com and have the best reviews. One reviewer even credits the Taste of the Wild (TOTW) dog food with stopping her yellow lab's seizures. You can Read the full review of this grain free dog food here.
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Taste of the Wild Wetlands canned dog foodBUY NOW
Taste of the Wild variety pack of canned dog foodsBUY NOW
Some other sites you might like if you're trying to keep your dog on a grain free diet
I used to make a lot of my dog treats, but then life got busy. Now that it has slowed down a bit though, I think I might get back to it. For one thing, I know exactly what I'm putting into my puppy's stomach which is nice. Also, the cost of making one's own dog treats is much less than buying pre-made grain free dog treats.
- The whole dog
This article discussed why dogs do not need whole grains in their daily diet.
- Cooks.com grain free beef dog treats
These look very easy to make. I'd probably mix in a little pumpkin for some extra fiber.
- All natural dog treat with peanut butter
This recipe for peanut butter dog treats is sure to please even the fussiest of dogs.
- Healthy homemade dog treats
Peruse this site and find a plethora of recipes for making your own dog treats. The sweet potato doggy treats look particularly good.
Add a teaspoon of salmon oil to your dog's food for some excellent coat conditioner. The Omega-3 in this salmon oil also adds flexibility to aging joints, increased brain function, a healthy immune system and overall good things for your puppy or dog.
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Grain free dog treats
100% Made in the USA
Grain free dog treats tend to be much more expensive that the regular filler dog treats and these are no different. The real savings though will come when you take your dog to the vet for his or her wellness visit. Being able to deliver a very healthy pet to the vet is a great feeling - and, I know - I have 5 very healthy dogs.
All natural grain free sweet potato dog treatsBUY NOW
Only two ingredients - chicken and apple dog treatsBUY NOW
Duck and sweet potato all natural dog treatsBUY NOW
Make your own dehydrated dog treats
Even if you choose not to buy a fancy dehydrator, you can use your oven! Here's a few tips on making your own dehydrated dog treats.
- Everything dog treats
This article has some great information about how to use both a dehydrator and your oven to create your own healthy dog treats.
- Dehydrated chicken jerky dog treats
Here's exact instructions about how to dehydrate a chicken breast for dog treats.
- Dehydrated liver dog treats
Liver really ups the value of a dog treat so make up a double batch of these dehydrated liver treats and watch your dog turn on!
Ever wonder what's REALLY in your puppy's food?
Here's some youtube videos you may want to, or may not want to...., see.
Nature's Variety all natural grain free dog foods
Nature's Variety is also a highly rated grain free puppy food. The below varieties are the top sellers on Amazon.com:
Nature's Variety Grain Free puppy foodBUY NOW
Nature's Variety Grain Free Salmon Flavored dry dog foodBUY NOW
Nature's Variety Grain Free Beef Variety canned puppy foodBUY NOW
Nature's Variety Grain Free Rabbit Variety canned puppy foodBUY NOW
Who rescued whom?
I have this wonderful bumper sticker "Who rescued Whom" on the back of my dogmobile. I'm never in question of who rescued whom - my dogs have shaped my life and saved my sanity on more than one occasion. Although I'm a big advocate of rescue, I understand that some people want to start off with a puppy as a 'blank slate' of sorts. But, before you go buy that puppy, do a lot of research and make sure that, not only will the puppy fit into your lifestyle, but the full grown dog will also. Every dog on this earth deserves a loving home and that sometimes takes work, training, and, delicious and nature dog food.
The below are some of my other articles about dogs. The first 3 links are about my own rescued pups.
Introducing Golden Margarita - My rescue dog from the Caribbean island St Croix
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