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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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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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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14 blogs on AAFCO, apples in pet food, DCM in Oct. 2020

In October 2020, Petfood Industry’s editors and columnists wrote 14 blogs or feature articles, which covered AAFCO, apples, ownership trends and dilated cardiomyopathy.
In October 2020, Petfood Industry’s editors and columnists wrote 14 blogs or feature articles, which covered AAFCO, apples, ownership trends and dilated cardiomyopathy.
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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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