What Is Grain-Free Dog Food?

Check out our two flavors of dog food toppers and three flavors of dog treats that are grain-free (and gluten-free, too!)

Grain-free dog food, quite simply, is dog food that doesn’t contain any grains.

In recent years, grain-free dog food has become more popular, driven in part by the trend toward grain-free in people’s diets. Dog owners also often introduce grain-free dog food as a way of avoiding some of the dog food brands that use wheat gluten or corn meal as fillers in their products.

What Are Common Grains In Dog Food?
The most common grains that might be found in dog food are:

  • Wheat
  • Corn
  • Rice
  • Oats
  • Barley
  • Sorghum
  • Millet
  • Soy

Grain Allergies In Dogs
While grain allergies are rare in dogs, they do happen, and allergies can cause sensitive stomachs, digestive issues, itching, and other unpleasant conditions. If you suspect that your dog has an allergy to grains, you should check with your vet about switching to a grain-free diet. Additionally, you can try reducing the amount of grain that your dog ingests by adding grain-free dog food toppers to your dog’s dry kibble or use the toppers as an occasional meal replacement.

Replacements For Grains
Depending on the type of dry dog food or wet dog food, you might see that foods without grains in them have other types of carbohydrates, such as potatoes, yams, peas, quinoa, or lentils. The dog food manufacturer also might have just included more meat, which could lead to an excessively high-protein diet.

Grain-Free Dog Food Toppers
At Portland Pet Food Company, we make two tasty flavors of grain-free dog food toppers:

Both of our grain-free flavors of dog food toppers contain carbohydrates, but the carbs come from potatoes and yams, not grains.

Grain-Free Dog Food Treats
We also make three tasty flavors of grain-free dog treats:

Healthy, Human-Grade, Limited Ingredients
All of our dog food toppers and dog treats are made from healthy, whole, human-grade foods. We only use a limited number of ingredients – all of which you’ll recognize. Our ingredients are sourced in the US, most from the Pacific Northwest, near our headquarters in Portland, Oregon. Nothing we make contains additives, preservatives, synthetics, byproducts, or rendered foods.

Grain-Free Dog Food Toppers Subscriptions
For your convenience, we offer a flexible dog food toppers subscription delivery service. When you sign up for a subscription (which can include dog food toppers and/or treats), you'll receive 25% off your first order and 10% off all future orders. You can easily change or cancel your subscription at any time.

For more information about our grain-free dog food toppers and dog treats, please reach out to us at support@portlandpetfoodcompany.com.

See related blog posts:
Can Dogs Eat Grains
Is Grain-Free Dog Food Good For Dogs

Benefits Of A Gluten-Free Diet For Dogs
Gluten Allergy In Dogs
Is Gluten Bad For Dogs