Understanding the FDA Update on Non-Hereditary Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in Dogs

Listening to a dog's heart

In July 2018, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began investigating reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods, many labeled as “grain-free” and containing a high proportion of peas, lentils, other legume seeds (pulses), and/or potatoes in various forms. While the FDA and veterinary scientists have yet to

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