DCM, megaesophagus: diseases linked to dog food in 2018

On opposite sides of the planet, scientists and veterinarians observed associations among cases of two rare diseases and dog food in 2018.

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On opposite sides of the planet, scientists and veterinarians observed associations among cases of two rare diseases and dog food in 2018. In Australia, more than 100 dogs developed megaesophagus after eating Mars Petcare Australia Advance Dermocare dry dog food. In the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about correlations between canine dilated cardiomyopathy and dog foods with high contents of legumes or potatoes, especially those marketed as grain-free. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “DCM, Megaesophagus: Diseases Linked to Dog Food in 2018.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 31 Dec. 2018, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/7754-dcm-megaesophagus-diseases-linked-to-dog-food-in-2018.

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