DCM: FDA walks back from update correlating DCM and certain pet diets No known Causal Relationship Between Grain-Free Diets and DCM.

DCM (Dilated Cardiomyopathy) FDA’s clarification indicating there is no known causal relationship between diet, specifically grain-free foods, and canine heart disease was determined in a recent September 2020 symposium hosted by Kansas State University (KSU) examining potential causes of non-hereditary canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs. 

In a recent article (June 2020) from Veterinary Practice News, further research has indicated that DCM is primarily inherited. 

Read the entire peer reviewed article from Journal of Animal Science here.

Implication of grain-free foods in the development of dilated cardiomyopathy is an inappropriate over-generalization that tends to obscure the true causative factors.

Read the entire article here.

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