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on December 18, 2018

Stopping grain-free diet, adding taurine helped dogs’ DCM

Twenty-three out of 24 Golden Retrievers diagnosed with taurine deficiency and dilated cardiomyopathy ate grain-free, legume-rich or similar dog food diets.

While Golden Retrievers may have a genetic predisposition to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), scientists documented that specific diets were associated with the development of taurine deficiency, which correlates with increased the risk of dilated cardiomyopathy. Specifically, in a study, 23 out of 24 Golden Retrievers diagnosed with taurine deficiency and dilated…

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