Don’t Feed Grain Free
The FDA has been investigating a link between grain-free diets and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (CDC), which enlarges the heart, making it more difficult for the circulation of blood throughout the body. Several foods, most of which have been labeled “grain-free” are thought to cause this disease in dogs. Though they have not concluded their investigation, the FDA is advising pet parents to stop feeding grain-free diets.
Unfortunately, many manufacturers still proudly make and label their food as grain-free, and numerous unaware dog lovers continue to feed their pups these foods because they believe dogs are carnivores.
The truth is dogs need a variety of foods to satisfy their dietary needs, including vegetables and grains.
Feeding your dog a healthy, balanced diet is rarely ever as easy as picking a bag off a shelf. Diet is specific, and no two dogs are the same.
Many pet parents have decided to take their dogs’ health back into their own hands, and are turning to fresh, homemade food for their pups. But even this option can cause its own issues. Few people have time to cook entire meals for their dog on a daily basis. Even when you do, it can be difficult to make sure it’s properly balanced and stored safely.