Pet Food News / Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) / Dog and Cat Food Nutrition / Pet Food Ingredients / Pet Food Safety
on July 19, 2018

Do peas and potatoes really cause heart disease in dogs?

As opposed to focusing on how to make a nutritionally balanced diet, some pet foods may be pushing the boundaries of extreme nutrition in a quest to find shelf space.

The market obsession with grain-free, novel or uncommon ingredients, and limited ingredient pet foods may bear some responsibility for reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy, as opposed to singling out potatoes and legumes, according to one pet food industry consultant and scientist. The United States Food and Drug Administration recently…

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