Formulated without grains: what does this really mean?

Formulated without grains refers to a pet food recipe that has been formulated without any grains included in the ingredients.

If you select a Fromm recipe that is formulated without grains, that means the ingredient panel won’t contain any wheat, rice, rye, barley, or oats.

Dogs and cats require a balanced blend of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals—and that includes a certain amount of carbohydrates. In addition to carbohydrates for energy and fiber for healthy digestion, grains are also a source of protein and other important nutrients.

So, if a formulation doesn’t contain grains, we include alternative high-quality sources of these nutrients, such as peas, potatoes, chickpeas, lentils, and more. That way, the food is nutritionally balanced for your pet even though it is formulated without grains.

Does your pet need a diet formulated without grains? That depends.

Every dog or cat is an individual. Some pets do better with certain diet formulations than others. It may take some trial and adjustment to find the best recipe for your pet. For this reason, at Fromm Family Foods, we provide many options, including those formulated with and without grains.

The exception is dogs or cats who have a known adverse food reaction to grain or a significant dietary sensitivity to grains. These pets will benefit from a diet formulated without grains—and we’re happy to provide a selection of excellent options for them.

Note: Our products that are formulated without grains are produced on equipment that also process recipes containing grains. Therefore, our products that are formulated without grains could contain trace amounts of grain ingredients.