Wheat is a common ingredient in many dog treats. The vast majority of biscuit-based dog treats contain wheat flour, largely because it’s cheaper than other types of flour, despite not being as healthy as most other flours. The same applies to most pupcakes. Most are made with wheat flour, its potentially problematical allergens notwithstanding.
The Dog Chef difference
That’s where The Dog Chef is different. We don’t use wheat flour in our dog treat baking mixes. So when you make homemade dog treats with one of our mixes, you know you’re rewarding your dog with wheat-free dog treats!
It’s because so many dogs appear to suffer from a dietary intolerance to wheat that we have taken a stand against the use of wheat flour in both our dog treats and our food.
Instead, we use a wide variety of other, more expensive, higher quality and nutritionally richer types of flour. These include almond flour, tapioca flour, buckwheat flour and, our personal favourite, coconut flour.
Every type of flour we use is gluten-free. So they’re ideal if your dog suffers from coeliac disease or any type of skin condition or digestive problem relating to wheat and gluten.
Our Liver Cake Training Treat Mix is a perfect example. It is completely wheat free. Instead we have used a combination of coconut flour and tapioca flour.
Coconut flour is a soft, aromatic flour made from dried coconut meat. Unlike whole wheat flours, coconut flour is 100% gluten free. It’s also high in protein and healthy fats making it beneficial for your dog’s heart.
Extracted from the roots of the cassava plant, tapioca flour is also gluten-free. It’s an excellent substitute for more traditional, more highly processed flours such as wheat flour.
These help make the training treats made with our liver cake baking mix completely hypoallergenic. And 100% safe for any dog who might otherwise suffer from allergies.
Grass-fed British beef liver
Created by our resident dog nutritionist, they also contain our very own, grass-fed British beef liver powder. The liver that goes into our liver powder is directly supplied to us by a local farmer. His grass-fed animals are raised and grazed in the fields around The Dog Chef HQ in rural Somerset.
In total, from field to slaughter and back to us, the animals who supply our liver travel no more than about 12 miles! Our team then hand-process, dehydrate and grind this top-quality liver into liver powder in our own kitchens.
So, if your dog is unfortunate enough to suffer from a wheat-related allergy, do please give our homemade wheat-free dog treats a try.