Interested in grain-free?

We get so many questions about how to choose the right food for our clients’ pets. One of the most common questions we get is whether or not a grain-free diet is necessary for dogs. While cats are carnivores, dogs are actually omnivores, so they can eat many different ingredients and maintain a healthy diet. Many of the advertisements for pet foods really cater to the human’s that are purchasing it. Meat by-products, various grains, and “meat meal” are often thought of as low-quality ingredients because we as humans don’t find them appetizing. That doesn’t mean they are bad, though. In fact, some studies are finding that a grain-free diet could increase your dog’s risk of heart disease. Check out these articles for more information:

https://vet.osu.edu/vmc/companion/our-services/nutrition-support-service/myths-and-misconceptions-surrounding-pet-foods

https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/180801e.aspx

https://vet.osu.edu/vmc/companion/our-services/nutrition-support-service/myths-and-misconceptions-surrounding-pet-foods

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