Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

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5 usage rates of dog food ingredients in FDA DCM warning

Dog foods formulated with high percentages of these ingredients may correlate to increased risk of a certain heart disease.
FDA notified the public that some canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) cases correlated to dogs eating diets containing large amounts of potatoes and legume seeds.
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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.
Potatoes and legume seeds can serve as nutritious pet food ingredients, but formulators must balance them with grains or other sources of specific amino acids.
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Potatoes, peas, lentils correlated to dog heart disease

The FDA does not yet know how these ingredients are linked to cases of dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs.
The United States Food and Drug Administration warned of a potential connection between canine dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs eating pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients.
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