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on June 27, 2019

90% of 524 cases of dog heart disease involved grain-free

Between January 1, 2014 and April 30, 2019, the FDA received 524 reports of DCM, some involving multiple pets.

Ninety-three percent of the 524 reported cases of a specific heart disease in dogs, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), involved dog foods made with peas and/or lentils, while 90% of the afflicted dogs had eaten diets labeled as grain-free. A smaller proportion contained potatoes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released…

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