We DO NOT recommend feeding your dog any of the following brands. GRAIN-FREE diets or BOUTIQUE brands. These foods have recently been found to be linked to cases of canine heart failure (dilated cardiomyopathy) by the FDA.
- Taste of the Wild
- Earthborn Holistic
- Blue Buffalo
- Nature’s Domain
- California Natural
- Natural Balance
- Nature’s Variety
- Rachael Ray Nutrish
In addition, we DO NOT recommend feeding your dog any diet with the following main ingredients. Diets with these as the leading ingredient have been linked to cardiac issues in dogs as well.
- Potatoes and/or Sweet Potatoes
So, What DO we recommend?
Unlike cats, dogs are not true carnivores, they require a variety in their diet to meet their nutritional needs. Therefore, an ideal diet for your canine companion will contain meat, grains, vegetables, and fruits. We suggest reading the label on the bag and opting for a dog food that is NOT grain free, with a label the reads “complete and balanced”. We recommend brands such as Purina, Royal Canin, Hill’s Science Diet, and Iams. These brands meet or exceed the AAFCO minimum nutritional standards and are backed by feed trials, quality control, and guaranteed nutritional analysis.
For further questions about your pet and their specific diet requirements, please give us a call.