The use of grains in dog and cat food is of great interest to both the pet food industry and pet owners. Science has explored various aspects, including nutritional value, digestibility, health effects and potential risks. Here is a summary of the key points, with a special focus on Bazoef kibble, which contains naked oats and white rice.

Potential Risks

Allergies - The main causes of allergies in dogs are beef, chicken and dairy products. However, a limited number of animals are allergic to wheat and more specifically wheat gluten. At Bazoef, we have chosen naked oats and rice, which do not have this problem.

Grain-Free Diets: Although some owners prefer grain-free diets, studies have shown that well-chosen and processed grains, such as naked oats and white rice, can be beneficial and safe for dogs.

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Nutritional Value of Oats and Rice

Naked Oats:

    • Source of Carbohydrates: Naked oats are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, providing a sustained release of energy.
    • Protein and Fiber: Naked oats are also rich in high-quality protein and soluble fiber, which contribute to digestive health and satiety.
    • Vitamins and Minerals: They are a good source of B vitamins, iron, magnesium and zinc, which are essential for energy metabolism and the immune system.

White Rice:

    • Digestibility: White rice is highly digestible, which makes it an excellent choice for dogs with digestive sensitivities. It is often used to stabilize the digestive system and prevent gastrointestinal upset.
    • Energy Source: It provides a quick source of energy thanks to its easily assimilated carbohydrates.
    • Hypoallergenic: White rice is rarely allergenic, which reduces the risk of allergic reactions in sensitive dogs.
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Digestibility and Health Effects

  1. Digestibility: The processing method of grains affects their digestibility and nutritional value. At Bazoef, naked oats and white rice are quickly cooked at 120°C to maximize their digestibility.
  2. Fiber: Naked oats provide soluble fiber that promotes intestinal health and helps regulate transit. The fiber in white rice is beneficial for dogs with digestive disorders.

Health and Wellness

  1. Weight Management: Carbohydrates from naked oats and white rice, balanced with insect protein and other ingredients, contribute to a balanced diet and aid in weight management.
  2. Dental Health: Dry kibble can help reduce plaque and tartar through the mechanical action of chewing.


Science suggests that grains can be a beneficial component of pet food, providing essential nutrients and energy. The inclusion of naked oats and white rice in Bazoef Petfood kibble is justified by their high digestibility, nutritional value, and benefits for the digestive and general health of dogs. As with any dietary component, quality control and proper formulation are essential to ensure the health and well-being of pets.

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