Multiple Pet Foods Being Investigated By The FDA For Causing Heart Disease In Dogs

Sixteen pet food brands have been named in an ongoing U.S. F.D.A. investigation into a possible link between heart disease in dogs and a diet of grain-free dog food.  The F.D.A. is studying the link between dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and food after 119 dogs died in over 500 cases between 2014 and 2018.  Of all the cases of DCM reported through to this year the brands that most frequently cropped up were Acana with 67, Zignature with 64 and Taste of the Wild with 53.   Though the agency did not cast blame on specific brands, it did point to pet food labeled as “grain-free” containing legumes like peas, lentils and chickpeas and different kinds of potatoes as a potential reason behind the disease.   Of the reported cases, more than 90 percent of the pet foods were “grain-free” and 93 percent contained peas and/or lentils.

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Brands named most frequently in 524 reports of DCM:

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)

Photo Credit: FDA


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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan