DCM is a condition that effects the dog's heart and results in an enlarged muscle. Dogs with DCM tire easily, cough, and have difficulty breathing.
As part of that investigation, the FDA has now identified 16 brands of dog food that had the most frequently reported cases of DCM. The top three brands, according to the FDA, are Acana, named in 67 reports; Zignature, named in 64, and Taste of the Wild, named in 53 reports.
"We know it can be devastating to suddenly learn that your previously healthy pet has a This is why the FDA is committed to continuing our collaborative scientific research into the possible link between DCM and certain pet foods, "said Dr. Steven M. Solomon, director of the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine.
Solomon says the FDA has not determined the nature of the potential link. but it encouraged dog owners to work closely with their veterinarians.
Agency findings are inconclusive
Zignature added, "as we continue to have great confidence in our naturally sourced diets that meet the needs of dogs who suffer from allergies and grain intolerances, we are providing an exclusive line designed by our expert formulation team that is nutritionally sound and grain-inclusive. "
"… Of the 77 million dogs in the US, 0.5% to 1% have DCM, and of those dogs with DCM, less than 0.1% are speculated to have DCM related to diets, although that is not scientifically proven In Champion's recipes, we emphasize fresh and raw meat with total animal-derived ingredients ranging from 60 to 85 percent of the finished product. (19459027)