The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently wrote:
"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine and the Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network, a collaboration of government and veterinary diagnostic laboratories, are investigating the potential association between reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs and certain pet foods the animals consumed, containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds or potatoes as main ingredients. Canine DCM is a disease of a dog’s heart muscle and often results in congestive heart failure. In cases that are not linked to genetics, heart function may improve with appropriate veterinary treatment and dietary modification if caught early."
With the rise in availability and use of grain-free diets, we wanted to share the FDA's findings concerning these types of food. We will continue to follow this research and share any new information as it becomes available. You can read more about the FDA's investigation here.
If you have any questions about your pet and/or their diet, please feel free to contact us.