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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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Conflicts of interest may harm trust in pet food science

Although most published research didn’t mention any conflicts of interest, many of those studies did receive funds from pet food manufacturers.
Since the researchers didn’t explicitly state that their funding sources could have influenced their results, yet their funding came from pet food companies, people could see that as an omission.
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Dogs prefer grain-free over ancient grain carb sources

On the manufacturing end, ancient grain carb sources also behaved differently in extruders than grain-free dog food formulations.
Grain-free dog foods beat ancient grains in a palatability study, but that doesn’t mean ancient grains like sorghum and millet don’t have a role in pet food formulations.
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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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