Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

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Pet food feeding trial duration and scope depend on goals

Pet food feeding trials range from days to years in duration and can include detailed tests on various health and metabolism indicators.
The duration and analysis used in a specific test depend on dog and cat food companies’ objectives, as well as the resources they can dedicate.
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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.
The scientists published the results of their research, “Taurine deficiency and dilated cardiomyopathy in golden retrievers fed commercial diets,” in the journal PLOS ONE.
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Petfood Industry blogs September 2018: FDA investigation

During September 2018, Petfood Industry bloggers and columnists covered the United States Food and Drug Administration’s investigation into dog food’s role in canine dilated cardiomyopathy.
During September 2018, Petfood Industry bloggers and columnists covered mass market pet food retailers, human food trends and other topics.
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