At the same time as we are becoming more and more aware of what we eat, we are also thinking about what dog food we are feeding our dogs. The demand for high-quality dog food has increased recently. Why should I give it to my dog, what are the benefits and what should I consider? Bozita’s nutritionist Cecilia Hjelm explains the concepts. Cecilia is our product developer with specialist nutrition knowledge and is qualified in pet agronomy. She is very interested in dogs and has deep knowledge of their needs for various nutrients, ingredients and the legal requirements. Cecilia knows the best way to feed your dog.
WHAT IS GRAIN-FREE DOG FOOD?
Grain-free dog food contains no ingredients classified as grains. Lots of people think that grains are just the classic grains like wheat, corn and maize. But rice is also classified as a grain and it’s not included in Bozita’s grain-free food. Instead, it includes other types of ingredients such as potatoes, peas and lentils. Bozita has chosen to include potatoes and peas in its grain-free dry food, while the grain-free wet food consists of animal ingredients and minerals.
The reason why Bozita uses potatoes and peas in the grain-free dry food is because these ingredients are needed for the food to form balls.
Potatoes and peas contain starch which, when heated, acts like glue and helps to bind together all the ingredients in the recipe into a dough which is then formed into feed balls.
WHY CHOOSE A GRAIN-FREE DOG FOOD?
Should I choose a grain-free dog food? There are lots of reasons to choose a grain-free food, but for dog owners with dogs who are sensitive to wheat, grain-free food is usually the obvious choice. Lots of dog owners also experience that feeding their dogs grain-free food works well. Dog owners who are looking for gluten-free dog food for their dog can feed with them grain-free food as it doesn’t contain any gluten.
DOES GRAIN-FREE FOOD SUIT ALL DOGS?
Quite simply, no. Dogs are individuals just like humans and while grain-free food works for many dogs, some dogs feel better eating other food.
What is important is to find a food that suits your dog and makes them feel well.
A dog that eats a food that makes it feel good can live an active life with you.
This is the most important thing when dog owners choose food for their dogs.
Bozita offers a wide range of grain-free and wheat-free recipes. All made in Vårgårda. Bozita Robur Mother & Puppy is a wheat-free dog food that is specially adapted for puppies and growing young dogs, as well as for pregnant or lactating bitches.
WHAT SHOULD I CONSIDER WHEN I GIVE MY DOG GRAIN-FREE FOOD?
As with other foods, feed according to the recommendations and then adjust to your dog’s weight, activity level and individual needs.
If you have a dog that is sensitive to gluten or wheat, bear in mind that some dog treats may also contain grains.
Read the packaging carefully to ensure that you give grain-free dog treats to your dog.
BOZITA GRAIN-FREE WET AND DRY DOG FOOD
Bozita Robur is a Swedish manufactured grain-free or wheat-free dry super-premium dog food made with high quality ingredients. The feed contains high levels of fresh Swedish meat to improve taste and the digestive process.
All Bozita’s wet food for dogs is grain-free and contains high levels of animal protein.