Hidden sources of gluten include:
…some medications and antibiotics, additives, stabilizers and preservatives. Caramel colouring (found in some tinned pet foods, used to produce the brown ‘meaty’ colour) can be made from barley.
Oats are not considered to be a problem for animals or people who are allergic or intolerant to gluten. Many coeliacs can tolerate oats. Occasionally oats may cause a reaction as there may be cross-contamination with other grains during the milling process.
More information can be found on page 446 of ‘Strombeck’s Small Animal Gastroenterology’.
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