The FDA does not yet know how these ingredients are linked to cases of dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs.
The United States Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients. High levels of legumes or potatoes appear to be more common in diets labeled as “grain-free,” but it is not yet known how these ingredients are linked to cases of DCM. Read more.
Petfoodindustry.com. (2018). Potatoes, peas, lentils correlated to dog heart disease. [online] Available at: https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/7353-potatoes-peas-lentils-correlated-to-dog-heart-disease [Accessed 19 Jul. 2018].