The Truth Abouth Corn Gluten Meal

 We were recently at a trade show where we had the opportunity to field some questions from pet owners interested in our particular brand of pet food. They had questions about certain ingredients and particularly corn gluten meal. So, here’s our take on what corn gluten meal is & what it means to your pet’s food.

According to Dog Food Advisor (a trusted web source for pet food ratings & recall notices), corn is an inexpensive & controversial cereal grain of only modest nutritional value to a dog. Corn gluten meal is the rubbery residue remaining once corn has had most of its starchy carbohydrate washed out of it.

The word gluten is a deceptive label.  There is no true gluten in corn, but simply corn proteins. Only wheat, barley and rye contain true gluten, formed by the interaction of gliadin & glutenin proteins.

Corn gluten meal is an inexpensive protein source, is an especially good source of the amino acid cysteine and must be balanced with other proteins for lysine.

Our advice is to choose a trusted source for your pet’s food – a brand that chooses the highest quality ingredients, uses the best quality proteins available (in the right ratios) and brings you superior quality pet food at a comparable price. It really comes down to the processing and its quality. There are many pet food companies out there that go for the cheapest quality ingredients to save (and make) them money. Not all processing methods are created equal. Some produce high quality ingredients, some far inferior, low quality ingredients.  It comes down to trust, integrity & the guarantee of the company.

At Multi Menu, we guarantee your satisfaction with the foods we sell. We’ll exchange the unused product or reimburse you for the unused portion, no questions asked. The results speak for themselves & I fully stand behind our products.

If you are concerned with having any corn content in your pet’s food, you might want to try our NEW Unique formula. Our Unique formula is turkey based. Phytozen has also been added. Phytozen is a synergistic, plant based extract with calming & relaxing benefits, ideal for stressed & anxious dogs. Other key ingredients include:

  • Lecithin & flaxseed meal and Omega 3-6 to promote shiny fur & healthy skin
  • Pre/probiotics to help intestinal health & aid in better digestion
  • Citrus oil extract, a natural anti-anxiety benefit for dogs
  • Glucosamine & chondroitin to promote healthy joints
  • Corn-free, soy-free & wheat-free!

Try a FREE sample at Just like it’s name, the product is Unique & your dog will love it!