Dog foods formulated with high percentages of these ingredients may correlate to increased risk of a certain heart disease.
Pet food ingredients, such as potatoes, peas and lentils, appear with different frequency in dog foods in the United States. Dog foods formulated with high percentages of these ingredients may correlate to increased risk of a certain heart disease, warned the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine on July 2. FDA notified the public that some canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) cases were correlated to dogs eating diets containing large amounts of potatoes and legume seeds, also known as pulses, such as peas and lentils. Read more.
Wall, Tim. “5 Usage Rates of Dog Food Ingredients in FDA DCM Warning.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 18 Sept. 2018, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/7494-usage-rates-of-dog-food-ingredients-in-fda-dcm-warning.