REPORT: 16 dog food brands may cause heart disease in pets, FDA warns

JUNE 28, 2019

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has identified more than a dozen brands of pet food it says are most frequently connected to a spike in reported cases of heart disease in dogs.

The FDA is continuing to investigate more than 500 reports of dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM, in dogs eating certain types of pet food. A form of canine heart disease, DCM can cause congestive heart failure in dogs.

The article goes on to state the following:

“We know it can be devastating to suddenly learn that your previously healthy pet has a potentially life-threatening disease like DCM,” Steven Solomon, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, said Thursday in a statement. Because the FDA has “not yet determined the nature of this potential link, we continue to encourage consumers to work closely with their veterinarians.”

The FDA initially alerted the public to the cases plaguing dogs last July but did not specify food brands. The agency instead pointed to pet food labeled as “grain-free” and containing peas, lentils and other legume seeds and/or potatoes as their primary ingredients.

Here is the list of 16 pet food brands and the number of reported DCM cases that the FDA suspects are related to each brand:

Acana: 67
Zignature: 64
Taste of the Wild: 53
4Health: 32
Earthborn Holistic: 32
Blue Buffalo: 31
Nature’s Domain: 29
Fromm: 24
Merrick: 16
California Natural: 15
Natural Balance: 15
Orijen: 12
Nature’s Variety: 11
NutriSource: 10
Nutro: 10
Rachael Ray Nutrish: 10


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1 Comment

  1. Brenda July 20th, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    We fed our Tri Color Collie Taste of the Wild from the time we brought him home. Born 6/23/16 passed away 9/09/18, at only 2 yrs 3 months am in the morning we heard him, got straight out of bed and he had passed away that fast! I don’t know if it was because of this or not. We bought the huge bag once a month every month for him. 🙁 🙁


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