The best grain-free dog treats you can buy

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A lot of dog treats use grain as a filler and skimp on real-meat ingredients. Because your pup deserves the best dog treats, we tested several different ones with our dogs to find the best grain-free treats. Overall, the Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Treats are our top pick because they are nutritious and dogs think they’re delicious.

A quick stroll through the dog section of the Pet dog supplies food store is all you need to see just how many different kinds of dog food exist. Unless you’ve done some research of your own, you may not understand the difference between all these types of food, or even realize that there is one. In truth, all dog foods are not created equal, and the same applies to dog treats.

Dogs require a diet rich in protein to support their lean muscle mass with plenty of healthy fats as a concentrated source of energy. Unlike humans, dogs do not have specific needs for carbohydrates in their diet. In fact, some pet nutrition experts say that carbohydrates have no place in the canine diet. Many veterinarians say, however, that carbohydrates are fine for dogs as long as they come from digestible sources. Though some dogs can tolerate whole grains, grain-free options like legumes, beans, and starchy vegetables are typically easier to digest.

If you prefer to feed your dog a grain-free diet, you’ll need to stock up on grain-free dog treats as well as grain-free dog food. As grain-free diets for dogs become more and more popular, the options are expanding, and there are many to choose from. You’ll be glad to know, then, that we’ve tested the top brands and have read the reviews to bring you our top picks for the best grain-free dog treats.

Read on in the slides below to learn why the Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Treats are our top pick and why your dog might also like the Natural Balance Limited Ingredient (LIT) Treats, the Cloud Star Buddy Biscuits, the Rocco & Roxie Gourmet Jerky Dog Treats, the Wellness Soft Puppy Bites, and the Stewart Pro-Treat Freeze-Dried Liver Treats. 
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