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Rice is a grain, not a legume. Dogs Naturally. Share Tweet Share Pin. DNM Pro. The Print Edition. CVCA will repeat collection of urine, blood, and feces at 1 to 2 months, and at 6 months after the initial diagnosis and document any treatment or dietary changes, if any, that were recommended by the cardiologist. FDA veterinarians have been working with the veterinary community to exchange information about existing cases and the type of clinical information that is most helpful to the investigation. But unlike cereal grains, peas, lentils and legumes are all high in protein. To put this issue into proper context, the American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that there are 77 million pet dogs in the United States.
Although she is very special to me, Midge, my three-year-old rescue Chihuahua, is not all that special in general. Nevertheless, I feed her only grain-free dog food. Twice a day, I break up one and a half patties into her bowl by hand, often immediately before I go pick up a bagel for breakfast or meet friends for hot wings and cheap beer. Grain-free dog food used to be a relative rarity, reserved for pets with certain dietary issues. Now grain-free options constitute almost half of the dog-food market in the United States. Over the same period, gluten-free and low-carbohydrate diets also exploded in popularity for humans. According to a warning from the Food and Drug Administration released last week, grain-free food might be giving dogs a life-threatening heart problem called dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM. But as this link continues to be investigated, these new concerns tell a cautionary tale about how contemporary American culture approaches health and nutrition—and not just for pet owners. Lippman says that more dog-food brands started making grain-free options, simply because consumers demanded them. That was enough to help fears about wheat, and then grains more generally, spiral out of control. Although fewer than 1 percent of Americans have celiac disease, a damaging autoimmune response to gluten, diets that avoid gluten-containing grains such as wheat and barley as a health measure became very popular in the early s.