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Food For Thought™ Technical Bulletin No.6R
Innovative Research in Dog and Cat Nutrition™
Corn is used as an ingredient in many pet foods. It is included in various forms, such as ground corn, corn meal, corn grits, corn gluten meal and corn bran.
It is more appropriate to associate the corn used in our products with "corn bread" rather than "corn on the cob." The difference is similar to cooked corn versus raw corn. Only the highest-quality corn is used in our products. The corn is finely ground to a meal, which breaks up the outside covering of each kernel, and then it is cooked, which increases its digestibility.
Corn grits and corn meal are used in our foods as high-quality sources of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are an important source of energy.Return to Top
Corn generally results in lower glycemic and insulin response than rice. This can be especially beneficial for senior and overweight pets.Return to Top
Dogs can develop allergies to any ingredient in their food. The problem develops not because the food or ingredient is "bad" or "poor quality", but rather because the dog has a hypersensitive immune system. Of the many dogs that regularly eat a food containing corn, only a very few will develop an allergy to corn.Return to Top
When properly processed, corn is highly digestible and provides high-quality carbohydrates for essential energy.Return to Top