Yes, dogs are carnivores, not omnivores by nature. We need to give them proteins, not vegetation, never mind grains.
So why has for so long Vets pushed foods packed with things Dogs don’t digest well?
Average vets get very little education in nutrition as I have come to learn and most of it comes from companies marketing to them, they in turn market to us.
Because of such a vet, my parents fed Science Diet.
Imagine my shock when I grew up to have my own pets, get my own vet, and do my own research all to learn that Science Diet it not one of the high quality brands in the pet world. Either is Iams.
So I wrote this brand off honestly. Choosing instead brands that have quality proteins in them.
I was given the opportunity to review Science Diet Ideal Balance grain free and I tried to keep an open mind! Unlike Iams they have not had any recalls in the last few years so I felt safe enough at least letting my dogs try it. The little one ate it, our older dog though looked at me like I had 10 heads. I admit though he does not favor kibble in his old age and rather have wet food, who can blame him at age 15. He is in good health considering his age though. In part to diet I think.
So more about Science Diet, grain free!