Why wholegrain food might work best for your dog
While we strive to create premium pet food to support the ongoing wellbeing of every pet, we also understand that no two dogs are the same. With different nutritional needs and potentially different health requirements, it’s important that pet owners have a choice in what they feed them. That’s why we’ve added a new Hypro Premium Wholegrain range, perfect for dogs with no food allergies. Here’s why a diet rich in wholegrains could be a suitable option for your dog.
What does ‘wholegrain’ really mean?
It’s easy enough to pick up a bag of pet food and only really look at things like the breed of dog on the label, the age range and the flavour. But when you’re searching for a premium pet food, you know that there’s plenty more to investigate. You want to ensure the pet food is made from high-quality ingredients, is designed to pack heaps of nutritional benefits into each serve, and that it won’t upset your furry friend’s stomach.
Because our wholegrain range is different from our existing grain-free products, we want you to feel confident about what you are putting into your dog’s diet.
‘Wholegrains’ are an umbrella term for lots of different seeds that have been cultivated for food. Think ingredients like oats, barley, rice, sorghum, spelt and rye. What makes them whole grains is that they are kept in their natural state, with only the outer hull removed. The remaining kernels are added to your dog’s diet and act as complex carbohydrates, providing your pup with energy through a great source of fibre.
Benefits of wholegrain in your dog’s diet
Still not sure whether a premium wholegrain dog food is the right choice for your pet? Here are some of the top benefits of adding it to their diet:
• Wholegrains are a fantastic source of energy, containing carbs, fibre and energy from tasty ingredients like brown rice and oats.
• They are packed with nutrients and ensure your pet is getting the right amount of carbohydrates, fats and antioxidants to keep them happy and healthy.
• Wholegrains in dog food can improve your pet’s overall wellbeing, such as by supporting a shinier coat and healthier skin, as well as by delivering the nutrients needed to boost their immune system.
Do dogs actually need wholegrains?
While some dogs with food allergies are unable to properly digest wholegrains – which is why we have a wide selection of Hypro Premium grain-free products – they are actually one of the best ways to give your dog the nutrients it needs every day.
Over generations, the digestive system of dogs has adapted to be able to absorb nutrients from a diet rich in starches. Because of this, wholegrains can be a beneficial source of energy for dogs. If your dog is like most others, and therefore doesn’t have a food allergy to grains, then eating premium food rich in wholegrains will act as an excellent source of energy and fibre for them.
One key reminder: always introduce new pet food slowly, especially if your dog hasn’t had wholegrains before. Always pay attention to your pet’s mood and habits after changing their diet. You can follow our guide on how to make the switch to ensure any change in diet is done in a way that is most beneficial to your dog.
Whether it’s wholegrain or grain-free, Hypro Premium provides high-quality dry food to keep your pets happy and healthy, so explore our range of products today.