These diets are often marketed as being healthier for dogs because grains are a common allergy trigger.
There is some concern that grain-free diets may be linked to a type of heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).
Taurine is an amino acid that is essential for heart health. Grains are a good source of taurine, but some grain-free diets may not contain enough taurine.
The FDA is currently investigating the link between grain-free diets and DCM. The FDA has received reports of over 500 dogs with DCM that were fed grain-free diets.
Your veterinarian can help you determine if your dog is at risk for DCM and recommend a diet that is safe for your dog.
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.
The best way to determine the best diet for your dog is to talk to your veterinarian. Your veterinarian can help you choose a diet that is safe and healthy for your dog.