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Author Topic: This ‘Grain-Free’ Pet Food May Be Linked to Heart Disease in Dogs  (Read 246 times)
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billyD
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« on: July 18, 2018, 09:45:48 AM »

If you feed your dog a commercial “grain-free” diet, be aware of a scary new warning issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The FDA says it’s been receiving “highly unusual” reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) – a condition that enlarges the heart – in dogs whose breeds aren’t genetically prone to this potentially deadly disease.

All of these dogs ate commercial pet food with the main ingredients of peas, lentils, other legume seeds and potatoes.

These types of pet food are often labeled as “grain free.”

Full story here:

https://www.care2.com/causes/this-grain-free-pet-food-may-be-linked-to-heart-disease-in-dogs.html

FDA news release here:

https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm613305.htm
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2018, 05:00:25 PM »

That's concerning since a lot of people are on the grain free bandwagon. I hope they find out the cause soon.
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