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FDA Investigating A Potential Connection Between Diet and Heart Disease

April 01, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients. These reports are unusual because DCM is occurring in breeds not typically genetically prone to the disease. The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine and the Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network, a collaboration of government and veterinary diagnostic laboratories, are investigating this potential association.

Read more about this investigation here.

Here are some popular grain-free brands we do not recommend for your pet:

Diets that we do recommend are:

If you have questions about feeding your pet, please don’t hesitate to call us at (727) 526-8700.