Grain-Free Pet Food Trend a Hoax?
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Posted by: Emily Becker
Today I started thinking about the grain-free
pet food trend that is currently in vogue. First, I wondered how this craze
evolved. I know it definitely did not originate in the professional veterinary
community. I speculate that this movement was triggered in part by a pet food
company's advertising campaign to generate a buzz around their unique pet food.
I also suspect this pet food fad may be tied to the 2007 pet food contamination
of wheat gluten with melamine, an industrial chemical used to make plastic.
This tragic situation caused thousands of pets to become ill and many died of
kidney failure. I believe pet food buyers felt betrayed by the big food
companies and were actively looking for alternative diets…