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Food For Thought™ Technical Bulletin No. 38R
Innovative Research in Dog and Cat Nutrition™
What is a grain used as a high-quality carbohydrate source in dry dog and cat foods and biscuits. It provides energy for daily activity, as well as processing characteristics for the food. Iams research has shown that including wheat in a complete and balanced diet resulted in a moderate glycemic response in dogs and cats, lower in general than that observed when a rice-based diet was fed. 1 , 2Return to Top
A common misconception is that feeding wheat causes food allergies. The facts are:
Gluten (a protein found in wheat) is responsible for wheat-sensitive enteropathy, occasionally found in Irish Setters from the United Kingdom. Gluten enteropathy of Irish Setters is a malabsorption syndrome, which responds to removal of wheat (gluten) from the diet. This condition is very rate, and the reason some dogs develop it is not yet clear.Return to Top
Sunvold GD. The role of novel nutrients in managing obesity. In: Recent Advances in Canine and Feline Nutrition, Vol II: 1998 Iams Nutrition Symposium Proceedings. Carey DP, Norton SA, Bolser SM, eds. Wilmington, OH: Orange Frazer Press, 1998; 123-133.
2 Bouchard GF. Effect of dietary carbohydrate source on posprandial plasma glucose and insulin concentration in cats. In: Recent Advances in Canine and Feline Nutrition, Vol III: 2000 Iams Nutrition Symposium Proceedings. Reinhart GA, Carey DP eds. Wilmington, OH: Orange Frazer Press, 2000; 91-101.
3 Jeffers JG. Responses of dogs with food allergies to a single-ingredient dietary provocation. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1996 vol 209(3): 608-611