Do You Know What Is In Your Dog's Grain-Free Food?

by Maggie Marton September 27, 2017

Do You Know What Is In Your Dog's Grain-Free Food?

Or, maybe more importantly, do you know what’s not in your dog’s grain-free food?

Many pet food manufacturers remove the grains from pet food and then replace them with inexpensive fillers like soy, potatoes and lentils. While the “grain-free” label entices consumers, the reality lies in what’s on (and not on) the label. 

If you're looking for a true grain-free food, look beyond the wheat. 

Skip the Junk

Check the ingredient label. Is the grain-free food full of junky fillers? Things to watch for: GMOs, animal meals, grains, corn, gluten, soy, potatoes, lentils, and artificial preservatives, flavors and colors. Isle of Dogs’ nourish line is free of ALL fillers, which leaves plenty of room for wholesome, beneficial ingredients like green-lipped mussels, dried kelp, dried chicory, and coconut oil

Think Beyond the Grains

Grain-free food shouldn’t solely be about the lack of grains. As you’re reading the package for what not to serve your pup, cast a critical eye toward what is in the bag. For instance, air-dried nourish is made from over 90 percent real, raw muscle and organ meat to maximize protein. And there’s no need for added artificial preservatives; the air-drying process does that naturally!

A perfect combination: nourish delivers a variety of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, healthy fats, antioxidants and enzymes to keep pets healthy, shiny and happy. Rather than simply focusing on excluding grains, foods like this focus on the holistic health of the pet--which is what grain-free should be! 

Maggie Marton
Maggie Marton


Maggie Marton is a freelance writer based in Indianapolis. When not hiking with her two pit mixes, Emmett and Cooper, or playing with Newt the Cat, Maggie writes about them (and the pet industry) at and 

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September 28, 2017

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