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FDA warns of possible link between dog food and heart disease, and identifies 16 food brands that are part of its investigation

FDA warns of possible link between dog food and heart disease, and identifies 16 food brands that are part of its investigation
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The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a possible link between certain dog foods and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), which can cause congestive heart failure.




The investigation involves 560 cases of dogs diagnosed with DCM. Of those, most consumed foods that were grain-free (91%) and contained peas and/or lentils (93%), the FDA has found.




The FDA on Thursday identified food brands most frequently identified in the case reports that it's studying. These include Acana, Zignature, and Taste of the Wild.




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The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a possible link between certain dog foods and a potentially fatal heart disease in dogs.
The investigation involves 560 cases of dogs diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a disease of the heart muscle that often leads to congestive heart failure. Some 119 of the dogs have died, according to the FDA.
Out of those 560 dogs, most consumed foods that were grain-free (91%) and contained peas and/or lentils (93%), the FDA has found.
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