Do alternative diets work for pets like they do for people?

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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More people are turning to alternative diets to stay healthy. So can the same work for our pets? Veterinarians say it’s not that simple and can sometimes even be dangerous.

“Nutrition is truly not all in a can or all in a bag and not all cans and bags are created equally,” said Dr. Nolie Parnell, Clinical Associate Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine and Chief of Staff at the Small Animal Hospital at Purdue University.

“Grain-free right now is probably the hottest dietary trend in the pet food industry,” she said but added that pets rarely actually have allergies to grains.

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Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu


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