dog dietWe humans often treat our dogs like they are humans, too. We talk to them, get them cute outfits, watch television with them, and buy them Valentine’s Day gifts.

When it comes to diet, however, it’s important to remember that our dogs’ dietary needs (and you can read this in a whisper) aren’t human. The diets that may work well for you, may actually do your dog great harm.

In the last few years, there has been a troubling link between dogs eating certain grain free pet foods and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). These dog foods contain a high percentage of potatoes, lentils, legumes, and other seeds. Dogs affected are most often large male dogs, middle aged or older, although cases have been reported in many breeds, ages, and sizes.

Studies are still in progress, but at Town N Country, we do not recommend a grain free diet for your pet.

So, from our heart to yours, please remember that though you and your pet share many things, diet should not be one of them. Have questions? Make an appointment today to have a heart to heart talk with us.