No. Grains are not needed to make a safe, complete and balanced diet. All Primal balanced formulas use raw, meat-based proteins and do not include plant proteins such as peas, lentils, legumes, seeds, or potatoes. A typical grain-free kibble replaces grain-inclusive plant products (corn, wheat, soy, rice) with peas, lentils, legumes, seeds, potatoes, etc.

By formulating our grain-free diets exclusively with meat-based proteins, we give pets the biologically appropriate protein and amino acid building blocks that they require for optimal health. We’ve weighed in on the FDA’s investigation into DCM regarding grain-free foods on our blog.