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marko July 5th, 2019 10:04 AM

FDA names 16 dog-food brands with potential link to canine heart disease
 
Vast majority of product labels indicated foods were 'grain free' or contained peas and lentils...

I hate posting stuff like this....but it's important.

[url]https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/dog-food-dcm-fda-1.5199186[/url]

hazelrunpack July 5th, 2019 02:42 PM

Just some additional info: In the original FDA release, they mention that these 16 brands are the ones with the most market-share, so are the ones that show up most often in dogs with the problem. This doesn't mean that other grain-free formulas that include legumes or potato are safe, just that there weren't enough affected dogs eating the other brands to make the list. There appears to be a link, but the number of cases of disease are still low overall. So there is reason for concern, but no reason for panic.

If people [I]do[/I] decide to switch food, since [I]all[/I] grain-free formulas utilizing legumes may be part of the problem, it might be a good idea to look for a grain-free formula [I]without[/I] legumes (peas, lentils...) or find a high-quality, grain-inclusive food.

Winston July 5th, 2019 05:46 PM

Wow very shocked. Fed Winston Orijen ans Sophie gets Acana as its a bit less rich for her. We found the change from vet food tho this product remarkable.
With Winston he had sores on his belly and we tried everything environmental to fix it. Turned out a food change fixed his issues. It was Orijen..

Need to read some more and re educate myself...:thumbs up


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