Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

Find out the latest information on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) investigation into a potential correlation between certain pet food ingredients (potatoes, peas, lentils and grain-free diets) and how findings may impact limited-ingredient dog food formulations.

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Foodomics study not meant to link peas in dog food to DCM

Business-to-consumer news media outlets have covered the research as if it found a causal relationship among certain ingredients, especially peas, and canine dilated cardiomyopathy.
Business-to-consumer news media outlets have covered the research as if it found a causal relationship among certain ingredients, especially peas, and canine dilated cardiomyopathy.
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Sharing pet food analysis data key to avoid another DCM

One response to the DCM situation, the rise of alternative grains, may end up repeating the problem it was meant to fix.
Providing empirical data to back up nutrition claims could help pet food companies avoid another situation like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation into canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).
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Grain-free diet change related to longer life for DCM dogs

Dogs that received taurine supplementation during the course of their disease also had a significantly longer survival time than those that did not.
Among dogs diagnosed with canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), veterinary medicine researchers at Tufts University identified a correlation between survival time and changing from a grain-free dog food diet.
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Top 10 Petfood Industry articles 2020: DCM or pandemic

While 2021 remains unpredictable, these ten articles offer 2020 hindsight about what held pet food producers’ and suppliers’ attention in an unprecedented year.
Two acronyms, DCM and COVID-19, dominated the attention of the global pet food industry in 2020, as measured by the amount of reader attention to Petfood Industry news, feature articles, blogs and other reporting.
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