GRAIN FREE DIETS AND SOME “BOUTIQUE” DIETS ARE NOW SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN TO CAUSE HEART DISEASE!!
The FDA list of brands where at least 10 cases of diet linked Dilated Cardiomyopathy were reported:
Taste of the Wild, 4 Health, Blue Buffalo, Fromm, Merrick,
Natural Balance, Nutrisource, Nutro, Orijen,
Rachael Ray Nutrish, Earthborn Holistic, Nature’s Domain,
Acana, Zignature, California Natural, Nature’s Variety
WHAT SHOULD YOU FEED YOUR PET?
Check the AAFCO Feeding Statement
Food should be TESTED (not formulated) to meet standards
Royal Canin, Hill’s Science Diet, Purina ProPlan
THESE BRANDS TEST THEIR FOOD – ASK OUR TEAM FOR HELP!
ONLINE REVIEWS ARE RELIABLE:
Be cautious following recommendations from pet stores and online review sites – their information is often not scientifically based or reviewed by board certified nutritionists. For example, petfoodadvisor.com is a beautiful website but in the fine print it is created by a human dentist with no veterinary nutrition training and admits that they do not test any of the foods.
VETERINARIANS GET $$ FROM BIG FOOD COMPANIES:
We love your pet and base our recommendations on what we have seen work to keep our patients healthy. Profit from sales of food goes to the store/site that sells them – there is no “veterinary kickback.”
HOME COOKED IS SAFEST:
Home cooked diets can be great but are very hard to nutritionally balance unless a nutritionist develops a recipe customized for your pet. Improperly balanced diets can cause dangerous illness.
COMPANIES WHO HAVE HAD RECALLS ARE DANGEROUS:
Companies that test their food will recall in order to protect your pet and fix the problem before re-shelving.
PETS ARE ALLERGIC TO GRAINS:
Most pets are allergic to proteins, the reason they seemed better on grain free diets is that many of those diets also contained different proteins or had less dyes etc.