Unfortunately, in their June 27, 2019 update, the FDA has not reached any definitive conclusions as to what's causing these DCM cases in dogs. They believe there's a POTENTIAL association between diet and DCM in dogs, it's "a complex scientific issue and may involve multiple factors." They are basically reporting their findings on the cases that have been submitted to date. They are still investigating this matter, and should continue to give updates.
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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?