Are you one of the many pet parents who is trying to decide whether or not to switch from a grain free diet based on a recent FDA study?
From Pawsitive Alliance Board member, Tammy Halstead:
I’m a pet parent that switched to grain free for my pugs, and saw a remarkable improvement in their skin allergies. Then on June 27th the FDA released a status report on their investigation into the potential connection between certain diets and pet foods many labeled as "grain-free," which contained a high proportion of peas, lentils, other legume seeds, and/or potatoes as main ingredients, and cases of canine heart disease. I want to make the right decisions for my best friends, so does this mean I should stop feeding grain free?
The following information has been provided by our friends at Petcurean:
As per the FDA’s release, it’s important to note that the FDA does not yet know how certain diets may be associated with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in some dogs. Here are a few key points outlined in the FDA’s latest update:
We all need to do our homework and understand the nutritional needs of our own dogs. To help you we have provided a link to the FDA Q&A as well as a blog from the Nutrition Team at Petcurean which is regularly updated as new information from the FDA studies is received.
· FDA Q&A
· Petcurean DCM Update: