Grain Free Dog Food
Wheat and grain allergies are common in dogs and unfortunately, many dry dog foods use them as their primary source of carbohydrates. Bug Bakes is one of the leading grain-free dog food brands in the UK, offering a sustainable, healthy alternative to traditional kibble.
By choosing our wheat and grain-free dry dog food, your pup will receive the nutritional value of natural ingredients without the risk of an allergic reaction. We have replaced all our grain ingredients with potato, sweet potato and peas to load in the same fibre, carbohydrates and vitamins in a delicious grain-free dog food.
What Goes into Our Grain Free Food?
We use natural ingredients in our grain-free high-protein dog food but have replaced the oats and barley in our regular offering with potato, sweet potatoes, and peas. These new ingredients provide the same level of carbohydrates and energy without gluten and wheat, preventing life-threatening reactions for dogs that cannot tolerate these. Take a look at our recipe:
- Insect 33% (28% meal, 5% oil)
- Potato 27%
- Sweet Potato 8%
- Peas 5%
- Apple 4%
- Carrot 4%
- Linseed 4%
- Beet Pulp 4%
- Vegetable Gravy 4%
- Brewers Yeast 1%
- Seaweed 1%
- Prebiotic MOS
- Chicory Root Extract
- Glucosamine 400 mg/kg
- Chondroitin 200 mg/kg
Packed With Nutritional Value
No matter their dietary needs, your dog should always have the vitamins and minerals to keep them happy and healthy. That’s why we have removed the grain, not the nutritional benefits.
By committing to our natural approach, your pup receives all nourishment required for a balanced diet. The potato and sweet potato add extra iron, magnesium, Vitamin A, C, B6 and fibre to support your best friend’s immune system and digestion, creating an ultra-healthy, grain-free dry dog food. Here are the nutritional values:
Protein 28%, Fat 11%, Fibre 5%, Ash 7%
How Grain and Wheat Allergies Affect Dogs
Along with meats like beef and chicken, wheat and grain allergies are among the most common conditions affecting our furry friends. It is important not to confuse gluten and grain, as not all of the grains that dogs can be allergic to contain gluten. Though wheat, rye and barley all contain gluten, your pup could be allergic to oats, rice, corn, soy, particular beans and quinoa. Therefore, opting for wheat-free dog food may not solve the issue.
As many dog foods are grain-based, dogs are overexposed to them over time, meaning they can develop new allergies and intolerances with age, even if they have maintained the same diet. Switching to our grain-free dog food reduces the risk of developing a grain allergy.
The primary symptoms include red, itchy skin, rashes and hair loss, and are often paired with constant, obsessive scratching, chewing and licking. These issues can contribute to ear infections and inflamed pads on their paws. You should also look for digestion issues, such as diarrhoea, vomiting, constipation and flatulence.
If the symptoms persist, you should take your dog to the vet for allergy testing. They will identify allergies and intolerances and prescribe a new diet and treatment plan. If that includes grain-free dog food, look no further than our natural option.
Every dog can rely on our grain-free food to fuel them throughout their lives. We have a custom calculator to highlight how much food your pup needs daily and show you how affordable switching to grain-free, hypoallergenic dog food can be. Whether you’ve got a poodle puppy or a Weimaraner veteran, our grain-free dog food will keep their tail wagging.
The idea of a low carbon paw print really appeals to us. Our big Labrador, Lenny absolutely loves bug bakes and we always have a bag of them with us on walks as treats. They agree with his tummy as he needs a grain free diet, so bug bakes are perfect for him. I definitely recommend this product.
Our dog has been eating Bug Bakes Grain Free for over three years now and she absolutely loves it! We on the other hand, love its hypoallergenic qualities, high protein content and the fact that has a very small carbon footprint compared to other dog food...and it doesn't smell at all :-). We would like the possibility to be able to choose from different 'flavours' but that's may be just applying human feelings to dogs taste buds. Admittedly, this food is more expensive than other types, but as long as we can afford it, we'll continue to buy it!
My cockapoo loves grain-free bug bakes. We stumbled across the brand when trying to find alternatives to meat and fish-based dog food, initially feeding a half and half mix for a couple of months. My dog is now on a fully bug bakes diet and is thriving - she is full of energy, her coat has become softer, and I love that her diet is now much more climate-friendly. Highly recommended.