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FDA branch reviews 500 cases of DCM in canines, linking them to sixteen suspect food brands

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FDA branch reviews 500 cases of DCM in canines, linking them to sixteen suspect food brands
https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/...art-disease-in-dogs/

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RLLigman: Jul 2, 2019, 3:09 AM
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Some good info on the links contained in the link above also
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Rather crappy publication... Nothing conclusive, and a VERY small percentage of dogs that were effected. We feed NutriSource? 10 dogs that ate NutriSource, as an example... out of how many?

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Mr. Ligman:

That was extremely helpful. We have had our Lab on Fromm for eight years. My wife and I were both alarmed by the news feed. Our vet, who we consider excellent, recommended Fromm. We will revisit that recommendation with her as she will revisit, I am sure, the science.

Thanks again.
James Woods
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I agree Phil. Not alot of substance and the author keeps changing recommendations. 560 dogs out of 77,000,000 is hardly a significant result. Maybe something to keep an eye on but IMO shouldn't keep you up at night.


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We actually discussed this at our last CE meeting.
So that article is partially correct and partially incorrect.
There is a genetic predisposition in some dogs..usually goldens, dobermans, cavalier spaniels; they will develop no matter what happens...

There has been a spike in DCM diagnosis in non-typical breeds with this grain free movement. Retroactive studies have determined there is not enough of a nutrient called taurine in those diets or the homeade... and over time affects the function of the cardiac muscle...

Only 1-2% of dogs in the United states truly needs to be on a grain free diet....the remainder can be accommodated with hypoallergenic rx if needed..

As a veterinarian. I always shake my head with these designer dog foods...none of the big 4 manufacturers are on that list...purina, iams, hills or royal canin...they have the science to back a balanced diet...yet for some reason there is this perception they are evil or they don't care what goes in their foods...quite the opposite actually...if the general public knew all the research and quality control that went into making these....
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D. Hinton wrote:
We actually discussed this at our last CE meeting.
So that article is partially correct and partially incorrect.
There is a genetic predisposition in some dogs..usually goldens, dobermans, cavalier spaniels; they will develop no matter what happens...

There has been a spike in DCM diagnosis in non-typical breeds with this grain free movement. Retroactive studies have determined there is not enough of a nutrient called taurine in those diets or the homeade... and over time affects the function of the cardiac muscle...

Only 1-2% of dogs in the United states truly needs to be on a grain free diet....the remainder can be accommodated with hypoallergenic rx if needed..

As a veterinarian. I always shake my head with these designer dog foods...none of the big 4 manufacturers are on that list...purina, iams, hills or royal canin...they have the science to back a balanced diet...yet for some reason there is this perception they are evil or they don't care what goes in their foods...quite the opposite actually...if the general public knew all the research and quality control that went into making these....


Taurine is made from two amino acids: methionine and cysteine, found in the grain supplements in many quality commercial feeds.
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thanks for the info !