The latest scare from some sources is a possible link between grain free dog foods and DCM (Dilated cardiomyopathy). The FDA has issued a statement based on reports of DCM found in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients. These reports are unusual because DCM is occurring in breeds not typically genetically prone to the disease. The possible link is not a conclusion or has any scientific testing been performed to conclude grain free foods are the cause.
So before you jump on the scare wagon from your veterinarian or mis information on the internet take a step back and review your dogs diet.
- Do you feed one flavor of grain free everyday and never rotate foods? Think about rotation.
- Know the levels of ingredients in your food. If you have trouble understanding what's good and bad and what amounts, we are here to help, just ask.
- Add or rotate fresh foods into your dogs diet (ask us how)
- Consider higher quality grain free foods without potatoes (ask us what foods)
Start by reading the actual FDA statement Click here then look after your pet in a way you feel is appropriate. And don't forget we are always here to help.