Grain-Free Pet Food

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High-protein cat food may reduce bird, wildlife predation

Compared to a control group, cats killed fewer wild animals in the groups that ate high-protein diets and that played with their owners. Those two groups of cats also brought down less prey than before the experiment began.
For those cat owners who let their felines roam the neighborhood, high-protein cat food may be one means to reduce predatory pressure on birds and other small wildlife.
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Coastal wolves, ancient clambakes and paleo dog food

Human food trends arose from people’s intentions to eat as our Paleolithic, or Stone Age, ancestors did, and these trends transferred to pet food.
For dogs, the paleo diet can mean meat and other items encountered around human camps during domestication. Although “discarded loincloth” will never become a dog food variety, other ancient flavors may remain to be revived as dog foods.
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Grains rise in pet food as amino acids insure against DCM

The gravitas of the FDA influenced pet owners to take the announcement seriously. This wasn’t an irate blogger, this was the United States federal government.
To avoid DCM and future problems, pet food formulators may need to reevaluate what humanization means in terms of ingredient diversity.
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Key points of FDA meeting on DCM correlation to dog food

The event was a forum where scientists with research into DCM could share information, collaborate, and discuss many different – and even conflicting – theories on the condition.
Officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine released several documents and statements about the agency’s investigation into correlations between specific dog foods and cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy.
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Confront DCM with dog food supplements, DNA tests

Geneticists have examined DCM in dogs, looking for unknown connections to the heart disease.
While scientists still have much to learn about what causes dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs, pet food companies do have tools to deal with DCM while researchers look for answers.
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Diet, genetics play roles in canine DCM; Mysteries remain

The ultimate causes of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) may be diverse, complex and specific to each case, as opposed to a simple cause and effect with certain grain-free dog foods.
Among more than 150 published studies related to DCM, researchers didn’t find any firm connection among cases of DCM and grain-free dog food.
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