Dog and Cat Food Nutrition / Pet Food News / Research Notes / Grain-Free Pet Food
on May 28, 2019

Conflicts of interest may harm trust in pet food science

Although most published research didn’t mention any conflicts of interest, many of those studies did receive funds from pet food manufacturers.

One veterinarian’s scientific literature review didn’t reveal any evidence that grain-free cat food reduces the risk of feline obesity compared to conventional formulations. While grain-free cat foods’ influence on obesity was the main subject of her review, she also noted that undisclosed conflicts of interest could erode consumer and veterinarian’s…

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