This is an adult low-fat novel protein working dog food created to include natural grass-fed lamb. It is formulated without legumes, so there are no peas. It also has no corn, and is made without any potato. It is also a fish-free dog food and contains no salmon oil. It is an excellent choice of working dog food for dogs that have allergies and gastrointestinal problems. And also for any adult dog that requires a nutritionally balanced diet.
Lamb is a biologically appropriate protein source for working dogs and it mirrors their ancestral diets. If your dog is not used to eating lamb, this recipe could also be an appropriate choice of novel protein. Lamb has a much higher iron content than most other proteins found in dog food which helps enormously in the synthesis of your pet's blood. It is also rich in zinc which is essential to support your dog's immune system.
Lamb is high in Omega 3 fatty acids which are anti-inflammatory and give your dog healthy skin and a glossy coat. These fatty acids are also good for heart, joint and cognitive health. Lamb is also a healthy source of B vitamins such as riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), vitamin B12 and B6, all of which help the nervous system in dogs. We have also included linoleic acid (CLA) in this lamb based working dog food, which is known to help with weight loss and improve muscle function.
If you follow our feeding guidelines, this recipe may be your best adult dog food for weight loss too because it's less than 10% fat making it a high-quality low-fat dog food.
We've added rice to complete this grain inclusive dog food recipe because it also considered low fat. Rice is low in sodium and contains important minerals and vitamins like vitamin D, niacin, iron, calcium and thiamine. Rice is also great if you want to improve your dog's gut health, as it helps against diarrhea and improves bowel movements. Rice contributes to healthy bacteria in your dog's gastrointestinal system, making it an all-round healthy adult dog food for various digestive issues.
We've also included all-natural yucca schidigera plant extract in this dog food. It has other beneficial properties like nutrient absorption, which improves stool odour. Various studies have shown that yucca reduces odour from your dog's smelly poos by up to 26%!
Although this is a fish-free dog food recipe, it contains all the necessary Omega fatty acids required for complete health. It is an excellent choice for those dogs with aversions to anything fish!
We have also added brewer's yeast to the recipe. We include brewers yeast to dog food because it naturally controls fleas and ticks. Brewers yeast is also rich in the B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7 and B9) as well as being full of antioxidants. It contains selenium, potassium, chromium, iron, zinc and magnesium. All these ingredients will benefit your working dog's skin, coat, eyes and liver function and all have a calming function in dogs.
Free from potatoes, corn, peas and legumes
This adult dog food has no legumes and is free from potatoes. It's also a dog food without corn and wheat. This makes it suitable as an exclusion diet or for those looking for a potato, pea and lentil free dog food.
Ginger is our chocolate lab rescue dog and we adopted her in Dec 2011. She is a high energy working breed and as nutty as a fruitcake but adorable.
We noticed early on that she snapped her jaws together on occasions and as time progressed she started biting at imaginary flies and chomping at the air. Over 6 months, it grew worse and it was distressing to watch. We took her to the vet and she suggested that she may have 'petit mal' which like epilepsy, results in fit like seizures. If this was the case then Ginger would likely be required to take barbiturates long term. The vet suggested that we keep a diary of her episodes over the next two weeks and report back. However, after a week it became obvious that her 'fits' were worst after eating. I studied the internet and read as much as I could about 'petit mal'. I read several blogs on different sites where owners had reported vast improvements in the reduction of symptoms simply by changing the diet of their dogs to include no wheat or cereal and as little additives as possible. We were feeding Ginger on a high quality (expensive) kibble and thought we were doing the right thing for her. I googled 'no wheat or cereal dog food' and came across Nutrix Pet Foods. To be sure, I ordered Hypoallergenic Lamb and Rice which has no wheat gluten and is additive free. It was less expensive than the shop bought brand and it was delivered next day. Amazingly, almost immediately and certainly within a couple of days Ginger was practically free from chomping and fly biting episodes. We had some of her old dental clean up sticks which was a great treat for her and we gave her one after the third day and immediately she was chomping again. Lesson learned, I ordered 'Snack Bones' treats from Nutrix, which Ginger loves.