6 studies related to dog food and canine heart disease

Evidence may suggest correlations between dog food ingredients, taurine and canine dilated cardiomyopathy.

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Veterinarians’ observations and scientific research may suggest correlations between certain dog food ingredients, taurine deficiency and canine dilated cardiomyopathy, in addition to risks imparted by genetics. This potential evidence led to the United States Food and Drug Administration’s investigation of cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy that may be correlated to dog food diets high in legumes or potatoes, particularly grain-free dog foods. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “6 Studies Related to Dog Food and Canine Heart Disease.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 3 Aug. 2018, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/7397-studies-related-to-dog-food-and-canine-heart-disease.

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