Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Food and Recipes

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-30-2007, 08:30 AM
Dirk Dirk is offline
Show Dog
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 244
Default ? about wheat gluten

I was doing a google search on wheat gluten and found an article on a website that said wheat gluten is hard on the dog's kidneys? I can't remember the website.

Should we avoid wheat gluten or any protein derived from grains?
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2007, 08:43 AM
Brattina88 Brattina88 is offline
treehugging clicker freak
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: OH
Posts: 12,941

from DogFoodProject
wheat gluten:
AAFCO: The tough, viscid nitrogenous substance remaining when wheat is washed to remove the starch.

An inexpensive byproduct of human food processing with almost no nutritional value left, serves mostly as a binder.
I don't feed it, as its completely uneccessary.

Maddie CGC .:. Cocker Spaniel .:. 13 y/o
Bailey CGC .:. Shetland Sheepdog .:. 6 y/o
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2007, 09:58 AM
Zoom's Avatar
Zoom Zoom is offline
Twin 2.0
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 40,739

According to DogtorJ, who posts infrequently but has a ton to say about wheat gluten and wheat in general, wheat gluten is terrible for your dog and can lead to celiac disease. Do some Googling on that one.

But yeah, the fewer grains in a food the better.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2007, 12:34 PM
Herschel Herschel is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: May 2006
Location: East Central Illinois
Posts: 3,303

Wheat Gluten is a poor ingredient. Contaminated Wheat Gluten is also the cause of the Menu Foods recall--it has led to the death/hospitalization of several animals.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:29 AM.

1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site