What You Need To Know About Grain-Free Diets

Ask the experts! Dr. D asks Dr. Tyrell (a veterinary cardiologist) about grain-free foods and DCM.

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What We Know:

Some dogs on grain-free diets come down with a heart disease called cardiomyopathy. However, not all dogs on grain-free diets do. The FDA is currently exploring the link between the two and has found a link between the diet and the disease in dogs who are not pre-disposed to heart disease.

What We Recommend:

While feeding your dog a grain-free diet does not guarantee one way or another that they will get cardiomyopathy, it is better to err on the side of caution and feed your dog a tried and tested recipe.

Some pet food brands we recommend are: Iams, Purina, Royal Canin, and Hills

These companies have been around for a very long time and have invested lots of time and money into diet and nutrition research. If your dog is on a special diet for medical reasons, always be sure to discuss with your veterinarian!

If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If your dog has been on a grain-free diet and you’re concerned about the recent alerts from the FDA, we’re offering taurine testing.