Corn has come under scrutiny lately in discussions around its digestibility and nutritional value. These misconceptions could not be further from the truth. Because of our decades of nutrition research, we’ve seen evidence that nutritious grains like corn produce positive outcomes in dogs. Pound for pound, nutritious grains like corn deliver more complete nutrition than the ingredients that brands typically use as a substitute for grains, like potatoes.While we do provide corn-free foods for pet owners that don’t want to feed their dog corn either for health reasons or simply personal preference, we stand behind our decision to include corn and other grains in the majority of our dog foods. We believe the responsible thing to do is provide your dog with the best formuation of ingredients to provide the nutrients he needs – and this includes nutrious grains like corn.
When it comes to the nutrients dogs need, grains deliver. They provide antioxidants, energy-rich carbohydrate and fiber to promote digestion.
Grains are team players. Our long-term research has shown that grains like corn are key for helping dogs digest other nutrients in their foods.
Corn provides a good source of carbohydrates, proteins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants in the diets of dogs and cats.
Corn is not a common cause of allergies.
Corn is a high quality ingredient.
Corn gluten meal is highly digestible.