You know many people try to swear off carbohydrates. Now gluten or grain free is a craze for pets too, but when it comes to feeding fido, is grain free really any better?
Two Roanoke area veterinarians said "No."
Dogs are omnivores. They're not carnivores, explained Dr. Mark Finkler, a veterinarian with Roanoke Animal Hospital in Roanoke. That means they can eat plants and meats.
"And they can certainly tolerate grains," Dr. Finkler said. "It's that one in a million dog that has a grain intolerance." In fact Dr. Finkler said 99% of dogs have no problem with grains.
So why is it that everywhere you look it seems you see dog food labeled as grain free and gluten free? Those dog foods don't usually come cheap. "You pay extra for it," said Dr. Finkler.