Grain Free

grain free pet food

All Wild Side flavours are formulated free from cereals and colourings, and with natural antioxidants from rosemary and green tea to reduce the presence of allergens in the food.

In addition to the high percentage of dna shared by the domestic dog with wolves, there are other obvious facts that demonstrate that dogs are carnivores, and it goes against their nature to add cereal into their diet:

  • Dogs have short digestive tracts

Herbivores have a long digestive tract, up to 12 times the size of their bodies, as they need to ferment the vegetables they eat. In contrast, carnivores have a short digestive tract, 3 times the size of their bodies, as they mainly feed off the preys they hunt, which are quickly digested in the stomach.

  • Dogs have a 1-2 ph in their stomachs

While herbivores and omnivores have a 5 ph in their stomachs, carnivores have a ph of 1. This acidity is necessary to break down the flesh of their prey.

  • Dogs have carnivore teeth

While herbivores and omnivores have flat molars and little to no fangs to crush the food, carnivores have long fangs to tear and molars shaped as shears to crush the bones.

  • Dogs move their jaws vertically

A carnivore does not chew: it grabs,, crushes, and swallows, while a herbivore needs to make circular movements for grinding grains and vegetables in their diet.

  • Dogs do not have amylase in their mouths

Amylase is an enzyme present in the mouth of herbivores and omnivores needed to separate the carbohydrates in food. Carnivores do not produce amylase as they do not need it because their diet is not based on cereals.