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Low Glycemic Pet Diet Benefits

What is the best food for your pet? Consider the benefits of a low glycemic diet.

Glycemic Index (GI), Explained

GI measures how a particular carbohydrate source affects blood sugar levels. GI is measured on a scale of 0 to 100, which compares a given food to pure glucose (GI of 100). Refined simple carbohydrates have the highest GI scores, while unrefined complex carbohydrates have the lowest scores.

Foods with a high GI are rapidly digested, resulting in undesired spikes of blood sugar levels, while low glycemic alternatives are slowly absorbed, resulting in a beneficial gradual increase in blood glucose levels.

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Benefits of Low Glycemic Ingredients

Pet foods with a high GI are rapidly digested, resulting in unwanted spikes in blood glucose levels, while low glycemic alternatives are slowly absorbed, resulting in a gradual, normal increase in blood glucose levels. A few benefits of feeding your pet food with low glycemic ingredients:

  • Helps control appetite and keep pets from over eating
  • Lowers the risk of metabolic diseases such as diabetes
  • Keeps energy levels balanced throughout the day
  • Tailored for diabetic pets

Low Glycemic Brands Available at the Barkery

The ideal low-glycemic pet foods contain no potato or grains. At the Barkery we have several brands to choose from that fit the low GI criteria. Here are just a few to consider on your next visit, or even shop in our online store:

Please read ingredient list for each product when shopping online as some recipes may differ

November Nulo Special

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Whether your furry friend is small, medium or large – we’ve got you covered!

$2 off sm. bags | $4 off med. bags | $7 off lg. bags

And as a special bonus, your pet will enjoy a free can of wet food with every large bag purchase! 

Offer runs through November 30, 2013. No limit per purchase.