If you want your dog to be as healthy as possible, then avoiding grains is advice you will often hear. Why is that? Well, to put it simply: dogs aren’t designed to eat grains! In fact, neither are humans! If you’ve ever heard of the Paleo diet, then you’ll know that it’s generally agreed that foods that more closely mimic what we would have eaten in the wild are generally considered better for us. After all, this is what our bodies evolved in order to eat. We didn’t start eating grains until we started farming – and wolves never began eating grains. So if you are giving your dog grain, then it’s not really getting any of the nutrients that it needs. Not only that, but those grains may cause digestion issues, and they can even potentially lead to inflammation. As if that wasn’t enough, most grain based dog foods contain a fair amount of sugar.
Our top picks for grain free dog foods are organized by dog size, which we usually determine by weight: