Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

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4 reasons DCM may not result in pet food brand lawsuits

One pet food industry lawyer pointed out four reasons why prosecutors may have a hard time presenting a case against pet food companies, even the 16 dog food brands named by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Class action lawsuits may not results from cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy correlated to certain grain-free dog foods.
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DCM: 5 brands in 58% of FDA reports, dry dog food in 86%

Dry formulations made up the majority of dog foods involved in reports of DCM submitted the FDA.
Five pet food brands accounted for nearly 58% of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) cases reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration between January 1, 2014 and April 30, 2019.
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Pet Food Institute statement on dilated cardiomyopathy

The Institute and its members express a commitment to the health of pets in a new statement.
The Pet Food Institute (PFI) and its members, who make 98% of U.S. pet food and treats, are committed to the health of pets and take seriously the responsibility to make safe, complete and balanced food for our dogs and cats. As such, PFI and its members have convened nutritionists, veterinarians and product safety specialists for more than a year to better understand whether there is a relationship between dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and diet.
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FDA issues new report on possible link between diet and canine heart disease

The latest FDA report shares data on adverse event reports of dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs and new testing results.
On June 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration provided an update on its investigation into reports of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain types of pet food. As part of this update, the FDA is sharing a compilation of adverse event reports of DCM submitted to the agency through April 30, an updated case count, and new testing results.
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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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released that information and more in an update to their investigation into canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) cases correlated to certain grain-free dog foods.
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16 dog food brands correlated to DCM by FDA: Acana #1

The FDA update provided a graph naming 17 brands eaten by dogs involved in official reports of DCM.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an update on their investigation into canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) cases correlated to certain grain-free dog foods.
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Lab-grown meat may provide taurine for vegan dog, cat food

Most taurine supplemented into pet food comes from industrial laboratories, knocking it out of the running for clean label.
Taurine from lab-grown meat may allow pet food formulators to make vegan and vegetarian dog and cat foods, while avoiding dilated cardiomyopathy and adhering to the clean label trend.
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