Gluten Free Dog Treats

Bark~Scotti™ Wild Blueberry Organic Gluten Free Dog Treats

Selecting the best gluten free dog treats isn’t what its barked up to be, which is why Pet Bistro™ Bark~Scotti gluten free dog treats are momentous within the gluten free dog treat marketplace. The idiom “gluten free” means that these dog treats are made without wheat, barley, rye, khorasan wheat (kamut), spelt, triticale (hybrid wheat), and commercial buckwheat, which is typically a mixture containing wheat. This can include oats, which can lead to cross-contamination in the mills and fields. Therefore, it is important to buy oats and buckwheat that clearly specify they are certified “gluten free” on the label.

gluten free dog treatsDogs on a gluten-free diet must eliminate most standard dog foods and treats from their diet. Gluten is used in many dog food products in a variety of ways, such as being added as a stabilizing agent. Typically, dog food products containing pastas, gravies or sauces are thickened with gluten-containing flours. Gluten can be present in many so-called “gluten free” products, even in dog’s medications and vitamins. Avoid gluten free dog treats that contain emulsifiers, flavorings, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, natural flavorings, starches and stabilizers because these products frequently contain gluten.

In general, gluten free dog treats may contain a low level of gluten, but this is considered a safe level. In the U.S., the FDA uses the term “gluten-free” in gluten free dog treats and dog food products with less than 20 ppm of gluten. However, since the term “gluten free” varies in different countries, many do not impose labeling of gluten-containing products. Therefore, labels stating “gluten free dog treats” are not necessarily 100% gluten free. Continuous gluten exposure, even in small amounts, can eventually present serious health consequences for dogs that have severe gluten sensitivity.

Dogs with gluten sensitivities, that eat products which contain gluten, can continue to display signs of:

  • Eating grass
  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Tummy distress
  • Itching
  • Lethargy
  • Brain fog
  • Personality changes
  • Skin rashes
  • Hair loss
  • IBS and severe Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Failure to thrive
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Thyroid disease
  • Adrenal disorders
  • And other Autoimmune conditions

gluten free dog treatsProblems of this nature are a serious warning sign that can quickly become life threatening. Whether the warning signs to gluten intolerance are instantly recognizable or inimitable, changing the brand of your gluten free dog treats can significantly improve the overall well-being of your dog, thus enriching their quality of life. Keep a daily written record of all of the gluten free dog treats that you give your dog. Having a better understanding of the actual amount of gluten that your dog is consuming on a daily basis is the key to improving their diet.

Therefore, be vigilant and retain mental note of packaging statements that say “gluten free”, because these may not be 100% gluten free. Prior to purchasing, check the ingredient(s) content and only buy gluten free dog treats that are made with certified gluten free ingredients. Buying organic certified gluten free dog treats helps to resolve this problem, but to be safe, continuously check ingredients. Contact brand manufacturer(s) to ask if any gluten additives are used in their gluten free dog treats.

For a dog on a gluten free diet, there is a healthy option. Pet Bistro Bark~Scotti offers entirely organic gluten free dog treats. Bark~Scotti is made with certified organic quinoa, almond flour, and flax, which are 100% gluten free and do not contain any gluten additives. Quinoa is a complete protein and almond flour has a low carbohydrate and low glycemic index. Flax contains fiber, omega beneficial fatty acids, micronutrients, antioxidants, and helps to stabilize blood-sugar levels. Bark~Scotti is a remarkably healthier gluten free dog treat that offers a complete protein and a dog-licious treat that better curbs hunger between meals.