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Our Best Grain-Free Brands

Our Best Grain-Free Brands

When it comes to dog food, grains are often the key ingredients in many brands on supermarket shelves.

From white potato to rice, grains are used to provide the ‘filling power’ of many dog foods, but can actually be the source of canine itching later on in life. As many of us know, despite humans adoration for the White Potato, grains can wreak havoc upon our health, and too much of these wonderful tasting foods can actually lead to digestive & skin issues in our furry friends!

Grain Allergies & Intolerances develop in dog’s due to an over consumption of them throughout their life. As wheat, barley, rye, oats and more act as key components in many leading dog food brands, it is hard to avoid the gluttony of gluten in both our own and our pet’s diet. Our scientific understanding of the impact gluten has on human health has led to the creation of millions on gluten-free and wheat-free alternatives in leading supermarkets, and this is no different for our pets.

Companies across the pet food industry now are becoming Grain-Free, meaning our four-legged friends’ food is packed with wholesome, nutritional goodness that leaves their skin itch-free and their bellies full each and every day!

Go against the Grain

Like all carnivorous beings, dogs can find it difficult to digest grains. They have difficulty producing the enzyme 'amylase' in their saliva, meaning they struggle to break down starchy carbohydrates. So as much as we all love our carbs, they just aren’t great for our pets.

Leading brands are now choosing to replace the grains in dog food with proteins and vegetables, rich in Omega 3 and 6 that provide our pooches with wholesome, all-natural and 100% healthy diets to keep their skin and coat looking and feeling amazing.

Replacing grains with Omega 3 products can do wonders for our pet’s skin. The immune-boosting properties of ALA (Alpha-linolenic acid) support your dog’s natural skin defences, and work to improve common skin problems such as dry flaky skin, dandruff and skin infections. With more benefits of going grain-free than we can possibly write down, here’s our favourite grain-free brands that will give your dogs everything they need for a long and happy life!

Best Grain-Free Brands

Authentic Aflora

Created straight from the heart at Natural Cornish Pet Shop, our very own leading brand of dry and cold-pressed dog food is 100% grain-free and beyond delicious.

Inspired by the beauty and richness of the Cornish coast, Aflora packs a variety of flavours, whilst providing all the wholesome goodness and nutrition that your dogs truly need. 


Here’s why Aflora is one of our best creations:

  • Added Omega 3 to help support a healthy skin and coat.
  • We use excellent alternatives to grains, such as Sweet Potato, that are rich in B Vitamins.
  • Contains NO artificial colours or preservatives.
  • Naturally preserved using rosemary extract.
  • Made in Britain.
  • 100% Grain Free
  • Completely Hypoallergenic. 

Shop Our Range Here

Symply the Best

Symply Adult Lamb & Rice Dog Food - Dry Symply

Every single one of Symply’s delicious recipes contain only the finest natural ingredients, for the balanced and complete diet your pooch needs to stay in top condition! All Symply products are free of artificial colourings, flavourings and preservatives, and are formulated with wholesome ingredients and natural antioxidants that are rich in vitamins to enhance the immune system, improving your dog’s overall health and wellbeing.

Using better quality, more digestible ingredients means your dog needs smaller portions of their scrumptious food, making each bag last longer! 

With high meat content, the Symply pet food range is both delicious and nutritious to satisfy even the fussiest eater. Using a combination of high meat content and wholesome natural ingredients, Symply has the taste your dog will absolutely love, without the use of artificial flavourings!

Sample the Symply Range Here

Choose Canagan

Canagan Scottish Salmon Dog Food - Dry Canagan

With Canagan, it is all about flavour. From their dry food to their delightful treats, Canagan never compromise on taste. Featuring premium quality products such as Country Game, Free-Range Chicken and Omega-Rich Salmon, Canagan aims to be the best product on the market.

No quality has been spared at Canagan. Each product contains the highest quality sourced protein and vegetables that you would fully expect at an English Manor house dinner in the middle of the countryside. Canagan excels in everything it produces and it shows. Fantastic flavours, marvellous meat and organic vegetables results in a dog food that frankly, we believe, is good enough for our own Sunday dinner! 

Choose Canagan Here

Amazing Akela

Akela Dog Food - Working Dog Suffolk Duck Dog Food - Dry Akela

Akela prides themselves on their understanding of what dogs love to eat. As the canine species evolved to hunt and eat prey, the products they create is developed with this predatory instinct in place. Featuring high-meat content and completely grain-free, their food is not just delicious, but is created with a multitude of health benefits to keep working dogs at their prime throughout their entire life!

Akela 80/20 complete working dog food is vet-approved and contains highly digestible human-grade ingredients, is grain-free, has no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and is high in meat content for extra palatability! It contains 80% protein, 20% Fruit, Veg and Botanicals and 0% Grains. Suitable for working dogs and puppies from weaning to old age.

Available in flavours such as: Duck, Fish Feast, Scottish Salmon and Original (a mix of Turkey, Chicken & Fish), you can be sure your dog will love Amazing Akela

Explore Akela here.

Fed up with your dog instantly itching? Switch to Grain-Free food today and watch your canine companion’s skin and coat looks glossier, shinier and healthier than it’s ever been before.

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