Searching out hidden gluten sources
By Kath Collier on May 05, 2014
I loved my dog. Madeline (a golden retriever/Rhodesian ridgeback cross) was part of our family for nearly 16 years. I dearly miss her.
What I don't miss, however, is the gluten that was added to her treats and pet food. As a typical dog owner, I know that dogs can and will eat just about anything, including things that aren't so healthy. What I didn't expect was finding modified food starch (gluten) in both "healthy" dog foods and treats. Since when do dogs eat wheat?
What this stressed for me is the need to check the label on any product that might touch your skin. Like others, I used my bare hands to measure food, retrieve nibbles that escaped, and share special treats. Unfortunately and unknowingly, my hands became contaminated and that contamination transferred to both the dog's coat, the feeding equipment, other family members, etc.
If you are looking for sources of contamination, this may be an easy place to look and avoid... who knows, it might even make your dog feel better too!