What It Is: dry dog food certified by the Glycemic Research Institute of America as a low glycemic index food

Manufacturer: DOGSWELL

DogTipper Review: Although our dogs show no signs of allergies, we’re always on the lookout for ways to trim carb-laden foods from their diets. (Both Tiki and Irie are, as our vet tactfully put it last month, at the “upper end” of their optimum weight.)

We had the opportunity to receive two trial-size sample bags of the new NUTRISCA food. According to the NUTRISCA website, this is “one of the only grain free recipes without potato or tapioca, both of which are high on the glycemic index, and may contribute to weight gain.”

Instead of those ingredients, NUTRISCA uses chickpeas and peas, both sources for protein, fiber, and folic acid. Two recipes are available:

  • Chicken and Chickpea
  • Lamb and Chickpea

Our dogs loved both recipes but were especially crazy about the Lamb and Chickpea recipe (perhaps because they have chicken far more often.) Lamb is the first ingredient in this premium food which also includes flaxseed, salmon oil, carrots, cranberries, apricots, and more. The food is made in the USA.

The food is also especially notable for what it does not include; you’ll find no gluten, soy, corn, wheat, flour, BHA/BHT, acidified steroids, antibiotics, Ethoxyquin, added hormones, artificial colors, artificial flavors, or preservatives.

Paws up for NUTRISCA!

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  • Nutrisca (grain free) is a fantastic product for diabetic dogs as the formulation has low glycemic levels (free of high glycemic potatoes, sweet potatoes and tapioca). What makes it low in glycemic – Dogswell replaced with low glycemic, highly nutritious and platable chickpeas and peas. Plus both formulations are considered an all life stage food and made in the USA.