POTENTIAL LINK BETWEEN CANINE HEART DISEASE AND CERTAIN DOG FOOD BRANDS
CLOVIS (KSMX)- FDA is investigating a potential dietary link between canine heart disease and dogs eating certain pet foods containing legumes like peas or lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients. The investigation began after Center for Veterinary Medicine received a number of reports of DCM in dogs eating these diets.
DCM itself is not considered rare in dogs, but these reports are unusual because many of the reported cases occurred in breeds of dogs not typically genetically prone to the disease. Some of these were labeled as “grain-free,” but grain-containing diets were also represented.
Brands named most frequently in reports submitted to the FDA (as of April 30, 2019):
- Taste of the Wild
- Earthborn Holistic
- Blue Buffalo
- Nature’s Domain Fromm
- California Natural
- Natural Balance
- Nature’s Variety
- Rachael Ray Nutrish