Zero Grain Food for Dogs Questions

  • Where can I buy Rachael Ray Nutrish® Zero Grain?
    Rachael Ray Nutrish® Zero Grain is conveniently available where you already shop for your family's groceries, so there's no need to make an extra trip to the pet store for the grain free nutrition you and your dog will love. For a complete store listing, click here.
  • Why did Rachael Ray develop a grain free recipe?
    Like you, Rachael Ray wants the best for all our furry family members. That's why she worked with a team of pet nutrition experts to create Nutrish® Zero Grain, a pet food made with simple, natural ingredients plus added vitamins & minerals that doesn't contain any grains, glutens or fillers. Real turkey, beef, or salmon is always the number one ingredient, as they are ingredients not often used in pet food, which may make them less likely to aggravate food sensitivities. Carefully selected ingredients like whole potatoes, peas and tapioca are the easily digestible vegetable carbohydrates in Zero Grain. It's a wholesome, easily digestible, grain free food for your dog. Plus, Zero Grain is available where you currently shop for your family's groceries, and Rachael's personal proceeds benefit Rachael's Rescue — an organization that helps animals in need.
  • Why would I want to feed a grain free food for my dog?
    Dogs' natural diets are low in grains and while carbohydrates are an important part of their diet, they shouldn't be the staple of a healthy, balanced dog diet. That's why real meat or fish is the number one ingredient in all Rachael Ray Nutrish® Zero Grain foods for dogs. Some dogs also have grain and gluten allergies that can cause skin irritations or other problems. These dogs can benefit from a grain free and gluten free diet like Nutrish® Zero Grain, which removes the grain and gluten allergens. Nutrish® Zero Grain is a natural food plus vitamins & minerals that doesn't contain any grains, glutens, poultry by-product meal, fillers or artificial ingredients, so it may be a more easily digestible option for your dog and may be less likely to aggravate food sensitivities in animals.
  • Does this mean that I shouldn't feed other Rachael Ray Nutrish® dry dog food recipes that contain grains to my dog?

    All Rachael Ray Nutrish® dry foods for dogs are made with simple, natural and wholesome ingredients plus vitamins & minerals. All Nutrish recipes deliver 100% complete and balanced nutrition for your dog.

    Nutrish offers a variety of simple, wholesome recipes to meet the personal, nutritional and lifestyle needs of a wide range of pets and pet parents: from original Nutrish Real Chicken & Veggies Recipe with U.S. farm-raised chicken as the 1st ingredient and no wheat, wheat gluten, poultry by-product meal, fillers or artificial ingredients; to Just 6® Limited Ingredient Recipe made with just six natural ingredients plus vitamins & minerals and no corn, wheat or soy; to Nutrish Zero Grain which delivers simple, grain free nutrition. All Nutrish foods for dogs are natural foods made with wholesome ingredients like real meat plus vitamins & minerals— there is never any poultry by-product meal, artificial flavors or artificial preservatives And with wonderful Nutrish wet foods and treats to choose from, too, there are Nutrish products that are perfect for you and your pet.

  • If there aren't any grains in the recipe, is Nutrish® Zero Grain still nutritionally balanced?
    Yes, of course! Rachael Ray worked with a team of pet nutrition experts to develop Nutrish® Zero Grain with 100% complete and balanced nutrition for dogs of all sizes and all life stages. Instead of grains, Nutrish Zero Grain contains other easily digestible alternative carbohydrates like whole potatoes, peas and tapioca, which have been carefully chosen because they're naturally gluten free and easy on the digestive system.
  • Can I feed Zero Grain to my puppy?
    Yes, all three Zero Grain formulas including Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe, Turkey & Potato Recipe, and Beef, Potato & Bison Recipe have been formulated to meet the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) nutrient profiles for all life stages of a dog. Check the detailed feeding instructions on the Zero Grain bag for when you should begin puppies on Nutrish® Zero Grain and how to adjust feeding levels as your puppy grows, and don't forget to see your vet regularly.
  • How do I know Rachael Ray Nutrish® Zero Grain is safe?

    Rachael Ray Nutrish® products are developed and manufactured by Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, a company that has been committed to providing pet parents with safe and quality pet foods for more than 80 years, along with their select trusted partners. Ainsworth goes beyond government food safety standards to provide our beloved pets with the industry-leading, quality nutrition they deserve.

    Because of our commitment to safety, we were the first pet food manufacturing company in the U.S. to receive a Facilities Food Safety audit rating of "Excellent" from the Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Level II International auditing standard in accordance with the Global Food Safety Initiative.

  • How do I switch my dog from his regular food to Zero Grain?
    It's easy to switch your pet to Nutrish® Zero Grain! Slowly mix Zero Grain with his other food over a 5- to 10-day period until your dog is solely eating Nutrish Zero Grain. Once your dog is only eating Nutrish Zero Grain, keep in mind that feeding guidelines on the bag are a guide. Your dog's individual needs will vary based upon his size, his activity level and even his age. And overfeeding is a common source of digestive upset. Be sure to check your dog's weight and adjust feeding levels to maintain a healthy weight. And don't forget to see your vet regularly.
  • Is Zero Grain a weight control formula?
    No, Rachael Ray Nutrish® Zero Grain is not formulated as a weight control formula. If your dog should be on a weight control formula, please try Rachael Ray Turkey, Brown Rice & Venison Recipe, and don't forget to see your vet regularly.
  • Where does the Salmon come from in Nutrish Zero Grain Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe?
    We source wild caught and farm-raised Salmon from the US and farm-raised salmon from Chile. Like with all of our dry formulas for pets, Nutrish® Zero Grain Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe is prepared in American facilities with safe, quality ingredients.
  • Where do the beef and bison come from?
    We source farm-raised beef and farm-raised bison from the USA.