Grain-free diets gained popularity due to claims of being more natural and suitable for dogs, mimicking ancestral diets.
Advocates believe grain-free diets can reduce allergies, aid digestion, and improve skin and coat health in certain dogs.
Some experts worry that grain-free diets may lack essential nutrients and lead to imbalanced nutrition if not formulated properly.
Recent studies suggest a potential link between grain-free diets and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in certain dog breeds.
Before switching to a grain-free diet, consult your veterinarian to determine if it's appropriate for your dog's specific needs.
Dogs can have individual food sensitivities. Some may thrive on grain-free diets, while others may not tolerate them well.
Ultimately, a balanced and high-quality diet is essential for your dog's health, regardless of whether it includes grains or not.