Is maize dangerous to dogs?
Q. Is maize dangerous to dogs?
A. Absolutely not!
Time ago, a campaign of demonization about maize used in pet food was unleashed, stating that maize and other cereals as foods that should be avoided.
It is sufficient to see what is happening in the United States, where a number of grain free formulas have appeared overnight. There is a logic behind the change: in the last decades, cats and dogs, are becoming more and more affected by food intolerances and allergies. Nature did not create these animals to eat cereals, so it is only logical that using these sources of carbohydrates in their diet is seen as the cause of the food intolerance and allergy problems and should, therefore, be eliminated. This is how grain free and no carb pet foods were born. It must be said that foods with these characteristics may lower the incidence of disease, but there is a specific reason. Eliminating cereals rich in Omega6 from the pet food means avoiding an excessive amount of these fatty acids. A small number of animals present hypersensitivities to carbohydrates and when these are eliminated from their diet. Omega6 are known for their pro-inflammatory ability. Reducing Omega6 means reducing the pro-inflammatory effects.
Instead of eliminating maize, it is also possibile to rebalance the Omega3/6 ratio by including ingredients rich in Omega3, such as fish and fish oil, in the formula, to guarantee a healthy condition in the near future, and not so near future.
In a natural state, maize would be almost indigestible for our pets but the cooking process that takes place during extrusion increases digestibility, making it a truly excellent, hypoallergenic food.
SANYpet bases the vast majority of its formulas on maize (or rice, to provide an alternative to the few pets intolerant to maize). It would not be the leading company in Italy in the field of food intolerance if its formulas were ineffective or only temporarily effective. The other reason we use rice is to send our products to the United States. In this country, people firmly believe that maize is harmful to pets. It is a fight lost from the start: we changed our formula by replacing maize with the more popular brown rice to avoid continuous discussions and disputes.
This explains the undisputed success of our formulas with maize and the hundreds of owners of cats and dogs that sincerely and spontaneously share their amazing pet stories with us, telling us about the rapid healing of pets that were initially given famous multinational dietetic pet foods.
In the section of You and FORZA10 on our website www.forza10.com you may read our clientsâ€™ experiences, collected in recent years. It is easy to feel the authenicity of each and every experience.
How can there be so many different points of view on the same food?
Consider that a grain free or no carb diet requires the use of excessive amounts of protein (reaching even 55% of the formula) in animals that have been accustomed for hundreds of years to eating carbohydrates such as cereals and breads, and now their gastrointestinal tract is "trained" to fully digest them. Any elderly person can witness that up to a few years ago, dogs lived on bread, bones, and milk (or even bread and water) without displaying intolerances and allergies.
Sensitization to food is not a common phenomenon. However, baased on what said above and that that people in China, eat rice regularly every day, and that rice in Chinaâ€™s national food, they should literally be devastated by sensitization to this food.
Ask yourself why they are not affected by this problem!
The causes of diseases have been identified as cereal hypersensitivity, but the reality is quite different: cereals have a minimal role in the pathogenesis of food intolerances, while meat from intensive farmed animls are the main cause. It contain pharmaceutical residue (antibiotics and hormones).
All foods act as a vector for various toxic substances, but by simply eliminating meat from animals raised with intensive farming methods from the diet, greatly reduces pathologies related to food.
In fact, intensive farming is not common in Canada, Australia or New Zealand, countries: the meat from these countries is not contaminated by toxic substances.
Many diets currently on the market are based on the principle of uncontaminated raw materials are effective, but SANYpet can proudly boast to have created the ideal formula, a formula that combines the use of raw materials free of contaminants as toxic (seafood and protein from organic food or, at the most, not from intensive farming), rich in Omega3 and supplemented with herbal remedies to help restore the balance of the defence mechanism of the organism: the immune system. We challenge anyone to find a pet food more effective than our FORZA10 Nutraceutic Active Line in restoring and maintaining health. We keep our promise!