FDA Investigation into Potential Link between Certain Diets and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy

More than ever, consumers need to seek a veterinarian’s advice about the proper diet for their furry family members. Grain free diets have been a fad for years, but more and more research is coming out linking grain-free diets to dilated cardiomyopathy (a very serious heart condition).

The FDA has released the brands that have been associated with diet related DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy) that can lead to heart failure. None of the brands that we recommend were seen to cause issues (Hills, Royal canin, Purina). Most of the brands causing issues are known as “boutique/specialty foods” that **advertise** as being high quality.

The following dog food brands were named the most in reported DCM cases, according to the FDA:

  • 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

If you have any questions, our team is always here to help you find an appropriate pet food based on your pet’s individual and unique needs. Our online store offers many types of food backed by science and nutritional standards. Food is always shipped for FREE on autoship and comes straight to your door in about 3 business days! 🐾

Click the link below to learn more: https://www.fda.gov/…/fda-investigation-potential-link-betw…