The Best Grain Free Dog Foods: 60K Reviews
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She was a rescue from a very young age. We quickly realized she was having issues with her recommended food.
Numerous trips to the vets and tests later, she was having allergic reactions to ingredients in her food. She could no longer have any type of grains, no beef, no chicken.
We started researching dry dog foods. If there wasn't one out there, I knew we would need to attempt a home made diet. (I was worried in doing do I wouldn't be able to give her all the nutritional needs she would require.) But luckily, I found this product!
Not only does she love this food, but since we started her on it, she hadn't had one allergic reaction since. Her coat and skin look amazing, and she's thriving.
When I got her the shelter was feeding Science Diet and I immediately switched her to Blue Buffalo Puppy formula in chicken. I saw that she was always scratching herself and biting at the tips of her nails, a common sign of allergies. I thought it could be the grains in her food and wanted to switch to a grain free formula so I talked to our trainer. She said it could also be the protein so I decided to switch her to a completely different protein as well.
Before switching to grain free, her coat was very coarse and dry. I thought that, because she had German Shepherd in her, that was just the texture of her coat and what it was meant to feel like. Nope! Once I switched her to the Wilderness Salmon her coat changed. There were more natural oils being produced and distributed through her coat. Now, every time someone pets her when we are out, they always comment on how soft her fur is. She still feels like a White German Shepherd but now she feels like a well moisturized GSD.
I also like that the food is high in protein. I entertained the idea of a raw diet but because I'm hoping to make her a certified therapy dog, she can't be fed a raw diet. This is the closest I can get. I was worried that the protein would bulk her up too much but at her 1 year check up they said her weight was perfect.
I recommended the Blue Buffalo Wilderness Salmon to every customer that had a medium to giant, active dog. I would be wary of giving this to small dogs as the protein in it may be a little high. If you are wanting a grain free food for a small dog, try the Blue Buffalo Freedom line. They have less protein in them.
If you are wanting a grain free food for an active dog that will support an amazing coat then this is the food for you. Oh, and did I mention that my dog LOVES this food? She goes crazy when it's time for dinner!