The FDA is just reporting the facts of the cases that have been submitted to them. Since January 2014, 515 dogs with DCM were documented. Those dogs were reportedly being fed one or more of those 16 brands. Since there is nothing conclusive as to what is causing these DCM cases in dogs, there is no way to know if the food they were eating contributed to the DCM at all. They are just investigating a theory at this point. It is a well know fact that genetics plays a large role with dogs with DCM.
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- Do legumes block taurine absorption in dogs?
- FDA Investigation into Potential Link between Certain Diets and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy
- I heard the FDA called out 16 brands that the dogs reported with DCM were eating. Are these brands "bad"?
- Is pawTree aware of the reported incidents of dogs being diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), more specifically Golden Retrievers and the possible taurine deficiency in grain-free diets?
- Recent FDA Announcement about Grain Free.
- What conclusion has the FDA made regarding DCM in dogs?
- What do I tell my customers who want to supplement their dog's diet with taurine?
- What would you recommend we tell customers who are interested in our food but are concerned about the risk of developing DCM or already have it?
- What’s the latest update on DCM from the FDA?
- Why should I feel confident in pawTree's grain-free recipes?