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Re: Report from FDA (USA) re Dilated Cardiomyopathy
« Reply #15 on: Jan 02, 2019, 19:05 »
Evidence Update: Grain-free and other “BEG” Diets Associated with Heart Disease in Dogs
http://skeptvet.com/Blog/2018/12/evidence-update-grain-free-and-other-beg-diets-associated-with-heart-disease-in-dogs/

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Re: Report from FDA (USA) re Dilated Cardiomyopathy
« Reply #16 on: Jan 05, 2019, 11:24 »
I am following the case. According to a group ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaurineDCM/) , there are quite a lot of dogs affected.  There is another group questioning the study https://www.facebook.com/groups/613256769040202/  And here is the study (I would say micro-study even) https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0209112&fbclid=IwAR2IV5x8t9bwydEc8-5njRrwvh3HDLz4Zatj6fQpVaueQAY3HK1W3RdDLQg

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Re: Report from FDA (USA) re Dilated Cardiomyopathy
« Reply #17 on: Jan 12, 2019, 09:12 »
Dilated Cardiomyopathy (heart disease) in Dogs and Why Some Dogs Eat “Exotic” Ingredients.
https://www.hemopet.org/dcm-heart-disease-dogs-exotic-ingredients/

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Re: Report from FDA (USA) re Dilated Cardiomyopathy
« Reply #19 on: Feb 20, 2019, 08:08 »
FDA provides update on DCM investigation, Truth about Pet Food. https://truthaboutpetfood.com/fda-provides-update-on-dcm-investigation/

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Re: Report from FDA (USA) re Dilated Cardiomyopathy
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Re: Report from FDA (USA) re Dilated Cardiomyopathy
« Reply #21 on: Mar 15, 2019, 08:41 »
Thank you Seaweed - interesting informative links. My attention was drawn to this paragraph:
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Because EVERYTHING is different with feed grade pet foods/feed grade ingredients, adding some fresh ‘food’ (real food not feed) to your pet’s diet daily is a great and simple thing to do. Not everyone can afford to provide their pet with minimally processed food as the sole diet, but we all can add some.
This is something that I have believed in for a long time. Although I have used this before, I will repeat it here for convenience: Why Fresh ‘Human Food’ is so Important for Dogs (Rodney Habib).
Lots of pet owners are on a tight budget and need to feed economically but fresh food toppers a few times a week may be affordable. There is a lot of information online about those protein sources that have higher amounts of taurine, chicken and muscle meat being two.
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Re: Report from FDA (USA) re Dilated Cardiomyopathy
« Reply #22 on: Mar 16, 2019, 09:26 »
Two articles from Linda P Case of "The Science Dog."
DCM in Dogs, Taurine's Role in the Canine Diet, Whole Dog Journal.
https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/21_9/features/DCM-in-Dogs-Taurines-Role-in-the-Canine-Diet_21901-1.html
Mind Your Peas and Potatoes, https://thesciencedog.com/2018/12/06/mind-your-peas-and-potatoes/

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Re: Report from FDA (USA) re Dilated Cardiomyopathy
« Reply #23 on: Mar 18, 2019, 12:56 »
In an effort to simplify this information for concerned pet owners I have asked for further advice from David, the site owner. At some point he might be able to write an article about taurine deficiency but meanwhile he suggests reading the PetMD article When Taurine and Carnitine Supplements Are a Good Idea. He also mentioned the Aniforte Taurine for Dogs powder as being a useful supplement. David agrees with topping up with taurine containing food as being another useful strategy.
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Re: Report from FDA (USA) re Dilated Cardiomyopathy
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2019, 20:05 »
The industry thinks a band-aid is sufficient fix for DCM. https://truthaboutpetfood.com/the-industry-thinks-a-band-aid-is-sufficient-fix-for-dcm/

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Re: Report from FDA (USA) re Dilated Cardiomyopathy
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2019, 20:43 »
I am sure like many aspects of nutrition, the issue is complex. Definitely more research needed.

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Re: Report from FDA (USA) re Dilated Cardiomyopathy
« Reply #28 on: Jun 30, 2019, 09:01 »
Thanks for the link, Petmum, well spotted.

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Re: Report from FDA (USA) re Dilated Cardiomyopathy
« Reply #29 on: Jul 01, 2019, 19:11 »
The US FDA Reports That Some of the Biggest Names in Petfood are Causing DCM in Dogs…
https://dogsfirst.ie/how-is-orijen-dog-food-causing-dcm-in-dogs/


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