Pea Free and Flax Free Dog Food Brand List – Dog Food and Fertility

Pea Free and Flax Free Dog Food Brand List – Dog Food and Fertility



DOG FOOD FORMULAS WITHOUT FLAX, SOY AND PEAS

WHY I MADE THIS PAGE:

I created this list of Pea and Flax free dog food formulas mostly for my fellow Dog Breeders who are concerned about fertility.

At one point the natural chemical “m-xylohydroquinone” which is found in peas was studied as a possible natural contraceptive for humans but turns out it’s only 60% effective in preventing pregnancy in females and sperm counts only diminished by 30% in males. These results were not good enough for preventing pregnancy so the scientist squashed the idea.. but what if you’re trying to produce a pregnancy? Well,  I’d assume that a diet rich in peas might not be a great idea! 

When mice were fed a diet of 20% peas, litter sizes dropped in half. When fed 30% peas, the mice FAILED to reproduce at all! 

Turns out Flaxseeds and other high level pytoestrogens foods are not great for fertility health either… Flaxseed has been shown to possibly cause hormonal imbalances,  delayed puberty,  abnormal cycles and decrease egg and sperm production. 

More info on the science and studies below.

So,  after finding all of this out I decided I would just switch my dogs food – which should be no big deal RIGHT?  Turns out Nope,  WRONG!

Every dog food I had ever fed my dogs or that had ever been recommended to me by my vet, fellow breeders and freinds… turns out all of them had peas in the top 5 ingredients and sometimes multiple types of peas and ALL of them also included Flaxseed in the top 10.

From the most expensive brands to the lowest quality brands!  I found out quickly that “price” or “ratings” had nothing to do with this search for the Unicorns of Dog food formulas! 

Unicorn Dog Food - Pea and Flax Free Dog Food

So frustrated,  I started digging deep into ALL the dog food brands formulas available online and in comparison to all the formulas I looked up I came up with this very short list of Pea and Flaxseed Free Dog Food and while I was at it…  I also created a list of some of the formulas that were at least Pea Free Dog Food but also higher in quality. 

Coincidentally, and also pretty wild if you ask me while I was in the process of writing this post – the FDA also released a pet alert (on July 12th 2018) concerning a possible link between a heart disease (DCM) and dogs diets that contain a high percentage of peas,  seeds,  potatoes and lentils.

(which I found to be the case with most dog food formulas,  not only “grain free” formulas like the FDA kinda suggested at). 

Why so much peas and flax in dog food?

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PEAS, FLAX AND SOY FREE – DOG FOOD LIST… 

 

  • Authority Large Breed Adult Dog Food – Chicken – 34 lb Bag – $34.99
    Buy at Petsmart.com
  • Authority Large Breed Puppy Food – Chicken & Rice – 34 lb Bag – $36.99
    Buy at Petsmart.com
  • Authority® Small Breed Adult Dog Food – Chicken & Rice – 34 lb Bag – $34.99
    Buy at Petsmart.com

 

 

 

  • Canine Caviar Limited Ingredient Diet Open Meadow Holistic Entrée All Life Stages Dry Dog Food, 24-lb bag – $66.84
    Buy On Chewy.com
  • Canine Caviar Pet Foods Inc. Free Spirit Alkaline Entrée for All Life Stages – 24 lb bag – $66.84 Compare Prices on Amazon

 

 


  • Dr. Gary’s Best Breed Holistic Salmon with Vegetables & Herbs Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag – $56.99 Compare Prices on Amazon
    Buy On Chewy.com

 

 

 

  • FirstMate High Performance Dry Dog Food, 33-lb bag – $48.29 – Buy on Chewy.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • SportDog Review: I tested SportDog’s shipping time and it was NOT approved, also the formula I ordered was out of stock and it took ME emailing THEM to find this out it and that it was gonna take another 2 wks to ship AND when I finally got it.. the bag was open.  They’re selling it on Chewy now so maybe that will help some of their production/shipping issues but unfortunately,  timing is just too important to me. 
  • Sport Dog Food Elite Series Herding Dog Buffalo & Sweet Potato Formula Grain-Free Pea-Free Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag – $74.95 – Buy on Chewy.com
  • Sport Dog Food Elite Series Sled Dog Buffalo & Sweet Potato Formula Grain-Free Pea-Free Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag – $75.95 – Buy on Chewy.com

 

  • SPORTMiX Premium Stamina 24/18 Adult Dry Dog Food, 50-lb bag – $32.99
    Buy on Chewy.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Lamb Dog Food, 8.8-lb bag – $130.11 (SO EXPENSIVE) – Buy on Chewy.com

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FREEZE DRIED DOG FOOD WITH NO PEAS, FLAXSEED OR SOY

I highly recommend these 2 products for picky eaters,  sensitive tummies,  weaning puppies,  sickly or runt puppies and nursing Moms. Especially the Stella and Chewy’s because it has “fenugreek seed” in ALL their formulas which can help bring milk in for new Moms. 

The Honest Kitchen dehydrated formulas are packed with fruit,  veggies and dehydrated free-range chicken. It’s perfect for picky eaters and any dog who can’t stomach gluten, grains or too many calories in one sitting. Moderate in protein and fat, it’s perfect for adult-dog maintenance, senior dogs and even weight loss. They also have grain-free formulas, making it ideal for dogs with grain allergies or sensitivities. The Chicken formula w/grains is higher in protein and fat than other Honest Kitchen recipes, making it perfect for puppies and active adult dogs, especially agility dogs who need performance diets. The Chicken formula does however contain Peas. 

Stella & Chewy’s Chicken Meal Mixers Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food Topper, 18-oz bag – $37.99 (includes Fenugreek Seed which aids in the production of milk in moms)
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Buy on Chewy

 

Stella & Chewy’s Super Beef Meal Mixers Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food Topper, 18-oz bag – $37.99 (includes Fenugreek Seed which aids in the production of milk in moms)
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Buy on Chewy

 

Stella & Chewy’s Savory Salmon & Cod Meal Mixers Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food Topper, 18-oz bag – $38.99 (includes Fenugreek Seed which aids in the production of milk in moms)
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Buy on Chewy

HONEST KITCHEN 

The Honest Kitchen Human Grade Dehydrated Grain Free Dog Food – FISH FORMULA ONLY 

These are great food toppers, puppy mush for weaning puppies.  You can mix it in with kibble or feed it alone. (A little goes a long way) – Ten Pound Box – $112.69 on Amazon Prime.  (10 lb box makes 40 lbs of mush) $117.99 on Buy on Chewy.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED all of the above but Breeder WARNING: There other formulas do contain either peas or flax so double check each one individually. 

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DEHYDRATED AND FROZEN DOG FOOD THAT CONTAIN FLAX BUT NOT PEAS

Flaxseed’s isn’t a horrible ingredient by itself so if you’re just looking for a pea free food.

I highly recommend all of the Honest Kitchen products for picky eaters,  grain allergies,  sensitive tummies,  issues with gluten,  weaning puppies,  runts and nursing Moms. 

The Honest Kitchen dehydrated formulas are packed with fruits,  veggies and dehydrated free-range chicken. It’s perfect for picky eaters and any dog who can’t stomach gluten, grains or too many calories in one sitting. Moderate in protein and fat, it’s perfect for adult-dog maintenance, senior dogs and even weight loss.

The Chicken formula w/whole grains is higher in protein and fat than the other Honest Kitchen recipes, making it perfect for puppies and active adult dogs, especially agility dogs who need performance diets. The Chicken formula contains Peas and Flaxseed but I use it for my puppies and it’s great. 


The Honest Kitchen Grain Free Human Grade Dehydrated Dog Food – TURKEY RECIPE (contains Flax seed) Limited Ingredients – 10 lb box $97.99 (10 lb box makes 40 lbs of food, just add water)
Compare Prices on Amazon Prime
Buy on Chewy.com

 

The Honest Kitchen Grain-Free BEEF Recipe Dehydrated Dog Food, 10-lb box – $99.95 (Flaxseed no peas, soy) Limited Ingredients
Compare Prices on Amazon Prime
Buy on Chewy.com

 

The Honest Kitchen Whole Grain Beef Recipe Dehydrated Dog Food, 10-lb box – $68.59
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Buy on Chewy.comcom

 

Tylee’s Frozen Human-Grade Beef Recipe Frozen Dog Food, 6-lb bag – $29.99 (Flaxseed)
Buy on Chewy.com

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DRY DOG FOOD WITH FLAX BUT STILL PEA FREE

Adirondack 30% High-Fat Puppy & Performance Recipe Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag – $49.49 (No Peas,  Corn, Wheat, Soy) – Buy on Chewy.comCompare Prices on Amazon Prime

 

Annamaet Extra 26% Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag $58.99 (No peas,  potatoes or Legumes) Compare Prices on Amazon – Buy on Chewy.com

 

AvoDerm Natural Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula Adult Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag – $49.99 – Compare Prices on Amazon
Buy on Chewy.com

 

Bil-Jac Puppy Select Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag – $52.99 – Compare Prices on Amazon 
Buy on Chewy.com

 

Blackwood – Adult Dog Everyday Diet Chicken Meal and Rice Recipe – 30lb bag – $50.39
Buy on Chewy.comCompare Prices on Amazon

Blackwood 1000 Chicken Meal & Oats Recipe Everyday Diet Adult Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag
Compare Prices on Amazon
Buy on Chewy.com

Blackwood Puppy – Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe Puppy Growth Diet Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag
Buy on Chewy.com
Compare Prices on Amazon

Blackwood Whitefish Meal & Oatmeal Recipe Large Breed Adult, 30-lb bag – $56.69
Buy on Chewy.com
Compare Prices on Amazon

 

Bully Max 30/20 High Performance Dry Dog Food – 30 lb bag $99.99 – (Expensive!) –  Compare Prices on Amazon Prime

 

Diamond Premium Recipe – Maintenance Dog Food – Chicken – 40 lb bag – $29.99 – Compare Prices on Amazon – Buy on Chewy.com

Diamond Performance Formula Adult Dry Dog Food, 40-lb bag – $36.99 – Buy on Chewy.com

Diamond Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food, 40-lb bag – $36.99
Buy on Chewy.com

Diamond Naturals Large Breed Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food, 40-lb bag -$44.99
Buy on Chewy.com

 

Dr. Gary’s Best Breed Holistic Puppy Diet Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag – $53.99
Buy on Chewy.com

 

Dr. Tim’s Athletic Blend Glacier Formula Dry Dog Food, 40-lb bag – $83.70 – Buy on Chewy.com

Dr. Tim’s Active Dog Pursuit Formula Dry Dog Food, 40-lb bag – $69.99 – Buy on Chewy.com

Dr. Tim’s Highly Athletic Momentum Formula Dry Dog Food, 40-lb bag – $79.99 – Buy on Chewy.com

 

Earthborn Holistic Adult Vantage Natural Dry Dog Food, 28-lb bag – $47.99 
Buy on Chewy.com

Earthborn Holistic Ocean Fusion Natural Dry Dog Food, 28-lb bag – $51.99
Buy on Chewy.com

Earthborn Holistic Venture Alaska Pollock Meal & Pumpkin Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Dry Dog Food, 25-lb bag – $69.99 – Buy on Chewy.com Compare Prices on Amazon

 

Evanger’s Super Premium Chicken with Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food, 33-lb bag – $53.22
Buy on Chewy.com

 

Fromm Large Breed Puppy Gold – 33 lb bag – $57.49 Compare Prices on Amazon
Buy on Petflow.com

Fromm Adult Gold Black Bag (flax) 33 lb bag $52.99 on PetFlow – Buy on Petflow.com

 

Grandma Mae’s Farmhouse Blend
BUY: Buy on ChoicePet.com

 

Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Adult Health Chicken Meal & Oatmeal Recipe Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag – $59.99 – Buy on Chewy.com

Holistic Select Adult Health Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag – $57.99
Buy on Chewy.com

 

Instinct by Nature’s Variety Ultimate Protein Grain-Free Cage-Free Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food, 20-lb bag -$79.99 –Buy on Chewy.com

Life’s Abundance All Life Stages Dog Food – 40 lbs – $78.42 (❤THIS IS THE DOG FOOD I SWITCHED TOO) Buy on LifesAbundance.com

 

Merrick Grain-Free Large Breed Real Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food 25 lb bag $59.99 –  Buy on Chewy.com

 

Nature’s Recipe Easy-To-Digest Chicken Meal, Rice & Barley Recipe Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag – $39
Buy on Chewy.com

Nature’s Recipe Adult Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag – $23.99
Buy on Chewy.com

 

Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Sweet Potato & Fish Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food, 26-lb bag – $59.67 (Flaxseed,  but far down on the list)
Buy on Chewy.com

Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Potato & Duck Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food, 26-lb bag – $59.67
Buy on Chewy.com

 

Nulo Freestyle Lamb & Chickpeas Recipe Grain-Free Adult Dry Dog Food, 24-lb bag (does contain chickpeas which is a phytoestrogen containing food/no flax, soy or peas) – $62.99
Buy on Chewy.com

 

Nutri Source Adult – Chicken & Rice – 33 lb bag $52.63 – Buy on Petflow.com
Compare Prices on Amazon Prime

Nutri Source Grain Free Prairie Select with Quail Dog Food 30lbCompare Prices on Amazon.com

Nutri Source Super Performance Dry Food for Dogs, 40-Pound – $65.99 – Compare Prices on Amazon
Buy on Petflow.com
DogFoodAdvisor.com Review (I really like this brand and they have several more formulas that are also pea free that you should check out!)

 

Nutro Ultra Large Breed Adult Dry Dog Food – 30 lb bag – $57.99
Buy on Chewy.com
Compare Prices on Amazon Prime

 

Victor Hi-Pro Plus Formula Dry Dog Food, 40-lb bag – $50.53 – Grain Free
Buy on Chewy.com

Victor Multi-Pro Dry Dog Food – 30lb bag $28.94
Buy on Chewy.com

Victor Select Beef Meal & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food, 40-lb bag – $44.74 
Buy on Chewy.com

Victor Professional Formula Dry Dog Food, 40-lb bag – $44.77
Buy on Chewy.com

Victor Select Nutra Pro Active Dog & Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food, 40-lb bag – $57.89
Buy on Chewy.com

 

Wysong Optimal Performance Dry Dog Food, 5-lb bag – $16.69
Buy on Chewy.com

 

PEAS BUT NO FLAXSEED DOG FOOD

I’m adding Instinct Raw Boost Dog Food just because I was so impressed with their ingredients list all around.  It contains peas but no flaxseed and like I said if you don’t breed dogs and peas and flax are not really a concern for you then this is a great dog food! Human Grad!  

Rated 5 stars on Dog Food Advisor. 

Instinct by Nature’s Variety Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe with Real Venison Dry Dog Food, 20-lb bag – Buy on ChewyCompare Prices on Amazon 

 

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Flaxseed and Fertility 

Flax and Soy are high level phytoestrogens and while they do have some positive effects on health.. they can also cause hormonal imbalances and negative effects in regards to fertility… both in humans and animals.

For more info on pytoestrogens specifically Soy and Flax and their effects on fertility.. you can read this study on cows. Unfortunately, I could not find any studies done on dogs specifically. 

A really informative article on pytoestogens,  the positive and negative effects. Read: Are Phytoestrogens Good or Bad for You? Separating Fact from Fiction

Phytoestrogens Graphic Dog food formulas without Phytoestrogens

What ingredients contain the highest amounts of phytoestrogens?

Phytoestrogen is in all plant-based foods, the idea is eliminating foods high in phytoestrogen. Below is a table with some of the worse culprits in dog food formulas compared to some of the better ingredients. 

  1. Flaxseed (379,380 )
  2. Soy (103,920)
  3. Canola oil (8,923)
  4. Sweet potatoes (8,688
  5. Chickpeas (3,770)
  6. Brown rice (4.6)
  7. Chicken (4.1)
  8. Potatoes(1.8)
  9. White Rice (1.4)

(In Micrograms per 100 grams) 

DELAYED PUBERTY IS ONE ISSUE WITH FLAX SEED… 

It has been speculated that consumption of phytoestrogen-rich diets could influence adrenal/gonadal steroidogenesis and thyroid function. Phytoestrogens may impair fertility and predispose to reproductive tract disorders in some animals and in man. Delayed puberty onset has been reported in rats fed a high phytoestrogen diets. (Source link

The main food sources of phytoestrogen are soybean and flaxseed, and their derivatives. So,  I wouldn’t go too crazy trying to eliminate all phytoestrogens from your dogs diet… for example barley,  oats and apples are very low in comparison to soy and flax. 

Source: DietaryFiberFood.com

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OK,  BUT,  WHATS WRONG WITH PEAS? 

Peas in dog food

The problem with peas is “m-xylohydroquinone” the natural chemical found in peas. 

Studies of large groups of women and men men who took capsules containing m-xylohydroquinone had a 60% reductions in pregnancies. Male sperm counts diminish by 30% (but return after 4 days of stopping use). (Sanyal, 1959)

When mice were fed a diet of 20% peas, litter sizes dropped in half. At 30% peas, the mice failed to reproduce at all. (Rensberger, 1994)

AND nowadays with dog food forumlas being CHOCK-FULL of peas…green peas, yellow peas, chickpeas, pea flour, pea protien, pea fiber so much PEAS that in some formulas there ends up being more peas then meat..  I think it’s pretty safe to say,  that if you’re feeding your dogs both Peas and Flax everyday…  that it could start to have an effect on your breeding program!

MORE RESEARCH LINKS ON PEAS AS CONTRACEPTIVE AND THEIR EFFECTS ON FERTILITY

Dr.  Sanyal decided to research peas as a contraceptive after discovering that the population of Tibet remained static, i.e., did not increase, for 200 years, during which time peas were a major source of dietary protein.

  • An experiment on rats showed that m-xylohydroquinone can interfere with progesterone and prevent the implantation of a fertilized ovum (much in the way the kinds of birth control pills that have estrogen and progesterone do in humans). (Sanyal, 1956).
  • Studies showed a 50% reduction in pregnancy rates when men take m-xylohydroquinone. (Sanyal & Rana 1959,) 
  • M-xylohydroquinone may reduce male fertility.  (Kar, Bose & Das, 1962).
  • Sanyal is also cited many times in this research paper for the World Health Organization on Fertility regulating agents from plants. (Soejarto, Bingel, Slaytor, & Farnsworth, 1978)

Yes, this research is old but that isn’t a reason to ignore it.

The reason there isn’t any new research on it is because all the scientists cared about was m-xylohydroquinone as a contraceptive. It was only shown to be about 60% effective, so they stopped researching it and started researching more effective options.  No one wants a contraceptive  that’s only 60% effective.

The contraceptive effect of m-xylohydroquinone in peas was shown in both females and males. 

So, there you go… that’s what science has concluded about Peas and fertility in humans and other animals. As a dog breeder I think it’s worth making the change to avoid peas altogether. 

Definitely can’t hurt. 

Source: Peas & Fertility: Can Peas And Pea Protein Cause Infertility?

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Peas and “Ingredient Splitting” in Dog Food…

I also saw “ingredient splitting” being done alot with peas during my research for this post and more then anything it just made me mad. 

Dog food companies will list multiple types of “peas” for example:  organic green peas, field peas, pea protein, pea starch, pea fiber and yellow peas in the top 10 ingredients.

While there is a difference in these types of peas… this is also a sly tactic used to artificially raise the desired “meat” item to a higher position on the ingredients list — and lower the inferior ones. 

By breaking them down into different categories, the weight of the peas can be divided into three, leaving the meat ingredient at the top of the list. Pure genius!! (Not really)

The peas can sometimes outnumber the meat by almost a three to one ratio. So, rather than the bag being called “Peas and Pork”…like it should! Thanks to ingredient splitting… it can now be labeled “Pork and Peas” because of this sneaky trick!

Most dog owners know they want the first ingredient to be MEAT but for alot..  that’s about as far as they’ll look and the dog food industry knows that…

A lot of dog owners don’t dive much deeper into the ingredients lists because they don’t always know what they’re looking for or what’s actually good or bad and I don’t blame them.. its confusing…and this is also done on purpose.

You almost need a degree in canine health to figure it all out.. or at the very least a lot of research and all these brands are pros at marketing to their customers!!!

We see ingredients that look yummy and healthy to us as humans and the dog food companies use words like “organic” and “natural” and we assume it MUST be healthy… that’s also done on purpose.

Organic Peas, Natural Field Peas,  Green Peas and Yellow Peas,  Chickpeas!  All sounds healthy to me but are they good for dogs?  Everyday and also being such a high percentage of their diets? 

“The FDA has not engaged in any rulemaking to establish a formal definition for the term “natural,” to be used on dog food labels like they do for “natural” on human food labeling. (Source: FDA

So wait,  dog food brands can use the term “Natural” on their lables regardless if its true or not?  Yep.. 

Some other examples where “ingredient splitting” can occur:

Corn: Corn gluten meal, corn flour, and whole ground corn
Rice: whole rice, white rice, brown rice, rice flour and rice bran
Potatoes: dried potatoes, potato starch, potato protein, and potato flour. 

As a dog owner we need to learn how to read labels on pet food, and not just the top-of-the-list items.

Read: Important things to consider when buying your Dogs Food

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PEAS AND FLAX – MIGHT NOT JUST BE A FERTILITY ISSUE….

FDA Investigating Potential Link Between Diet and Heart Disease in Dogs - Pea Free Dog Food

FDA ALERT: FDA Investigating Link Between Heart Disease and Dogs Diets…

The FDA released a Pet consumer Alert (July 12th 2018): The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients. These reports are unusual because DCM is occurring in breeds not typically genetically prone to the disease. 

Diets in the cases reported to the FDA frequently listed potatoes or multiple legumes such as peas, lentils, other “pulses” (seeds of legumes), and their protein, starch and fiber derivatives early in the ingredient list, indicating that they are main ingredients.

Early reports from the veterinary cardiology community indicate that the dogs consistently ate these foods as their primary source of nutrition for time periods ranging from months to years. High levels of legumes or potatoes appear to be more common in diets labeled as “grain-free,” but it is not yet known how these ingredients are linked to cases of DCM. (The FDA better look again.. because these ingredients are common in ALL dog foods,  not just “grain free” formulas.) 

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TO GRAIN OR NOT TO GRAIN? 

Most vets today recommend that carbohydrates and grains make up a small portion of a dog’s diet (50% vegetables/40% meat protein/10% grains). 

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IN CLOSING… 

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You can do what you’d like with this information.. Share it,  ignore it,  do your own research. I am definitely not in any position to advise you or tell you that you MUST feed a pea and flax free dog food in order to own or successfully breed healthy dogs. That is ultimately up to you to decide. 

The most frustrating part for me was finding a dog food formula from the lists above that all my dogs actually liked to eat instead of just graze and pick at it or just straight up refused to eat after the first few times… 

My dogs turned their noses up at some of the most expensive brands I tried and chowed down on some of the so-called “lower quality” brands.  During my research I also came to the conclusion..  that price absolutely does not equal quality with dog food or mean that it actually tastes good!  Alot of the brands I also noticed had very similar formulas but with very different prices. 

I actually did discover some pretty amazing looking dog food formulas and I tried 5 before finally setttling on the All Life Stages – Pea Free formula by Lifes Abundance or more like my dogs picked that one for me! That was the one they liked the taste of best and it also checked all the boxes for me. I liked the ingredients list,  it’s never had any recalls and it was shipped on time! Unlike my experience with SportDog. 

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MORE ARTICLES, RESOURCES & RESEARCH:

SEARCH & COMPARE TOOLS

SPORTDOG ACTUALLY HAS A GREAT PAGE WITH ALOT OF THESE BRANDS AND WHAT THEY DO AND DONT HAVE IN THEM – BRAND COMPARISON TOOL:
https://tools.sportdogfood.com/section/legumes/

DOG FOOD WIZARD: Another great DOG FOOD SEARCH TOOL – search for dog food formuals without specific ingredients: http://www.dogfoodwizard.com

Also check out Honest Dog Food Reviews Here: Best and Worst Dog Food Brands

RESEARCH & SOURCE ARTICLES

The Tricks Pet Food Makers Use to Replace Grains
Read the Article on HealthyPets. Mercola. com
Pet foods without grains have now become mainstream, but just because these foods may not contain grains doesn’t mean they are healthy for your pet.

Grain Free Dog Food Equals Peas, Peas and more Peas  by the Truth about Pet Food

THE PEA PROBLEM IN PET FOOD – BY PLANETPLANETPAWS.CA – Dr Jean Dodd

Diverse Effects of Phytoestrogens on the Reproductive Performance: Cow as a Model

INGREDIENT SPLITTING IS ONE OF THE PET FOOD INDUSTRY’S MOST SCANDALOUS PRACTICES

Pea Protein, Pea Fiber, Pea Flour and Pea Starch in Dog Food? WHY???? (I saw this being done alot in my research)

Canine Nutrition – What your dog really needs

Flaxseeds & Peas – Canine Fertility

Soy food and isoflavone intake in relation to semen quality parameters among men from an infertility clinic.

Flaxseed and its lignan precursor, secoisolariciresinol diglycoside, affect pregnancy outcome and reproductive development in rats.

One study even proposed that phytoestrogens are foods/plants that have a phytochemical defense mechanism to stop animals from reproducing and consuming them. (see study link below) Pretty interesting. 

Phytochemical mimicry of reproductive hormones and modulation of herbivore fertility by phytoestrogens. C L Hughes, Jr

CHECK OUT THE DOG FOOD CALCULATOR – INCLUDING COST PER CUP

Complete Guide to Comparing Dog Food Prices

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