Don't panic yet about peas and potatoes in dog food diets

There is likely more to the canine dilated cardiomyopathy story than the current focus on only grain-free pet foods would suggest.

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Whether the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) realized it or not, their recent warning letter (July 12, 2018) regarding dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs has implicated all grain-free diets, not just those fed to dogs suffering from this disease. The implication that all diets containing legumes and tubers are somehow suspect is a big stretch, but that is how the market is reading it.

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