Grain Free Dog Food - The Deception
Is there something wrong with grains, specifically?
Grain free does not mean more meat
The grain free dog food slogan is dangerous
Why are grains and starches in dog foods at all?
Are grain free dog foods raw, almost raw, or "close to raw?" Do they have more meat? Are they more natural?
Are grain free dog foods the solution for allergies?
Are grain free dog foods raw, almost raw, or "close to raw?" Do they have more meat? Are they more natural?...
The "grain free dog food" claim is made to lead people to believe there is either something wrong with grains, or that the food approximates raw and/or is predominantly meat. The claim also implies that a grain free dog food is better or safer than all the products that have grains.
It is true that starch is not a natural component of a carnivore's diet. Wysong was the first to draw attention to this fact. But simply substituting one starch for another does not solve the problem.
Dog foods that contain starch and have the "grain free dog food" claim is like saying you are on a fat free diet but then eat lots of oils, or a sugar free diet and then eat lots of starchy dough.