There has been a lot written in the media recently about grain free diets and their potential connection to heart disease. Grain free diets have become a large segment of the pet food industry.
Our patients are not humans – cats and dogs have certain nutritional requirements that are an important part of maintaining their health and are different from ours. In fact, the grain free diets may not be appropriately balanced for their overall health. The article below, written by Tufts nutritionist Dr. Lisa Freeman, outlines the importance of nutrition and discusses the current issue of grain free diets and heart disease.