Are Grain-Free Diets Bad for Dogs?

Grain-Free Diets

Grain-free diets are dog foods that do not contain grains, such as wheat, corn, or rice. 

Potential Risks 

There is some concern that grain-free diets may be linked to a type of heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). 

Taurine Deficiency 

One possible explanation for the link between grain-free diets and DCM is taurine deficiency. 

FDA Investigation

The FDA is currently investigating the link between grain-free diets and DCM.

What to Do

If you feed your dog a grain-free diet, it is important to talk to your veterinarian. 

Other Risk

In addition to the risk of DCM, grain-free diets may also be linked to other health problems, such as kidney disease and skin problems.

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