Pet Food Ingredients / Grains and Starches
on September 12, 2004

Barley: a small grain that deserves consideration

Ingredient is a natural choice for specialized obesity and diabetic pet diets

When one contemplates the use of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.), thoughts typically turn to beer making or livestock feed; not pet food. However, this grain may have a number of beneficial places in pet food diets and shouldn’t be summarily dismissed.

Barley is the sixth largest cultivated grain…

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