In July 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had begun investigating reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods, many labeled as "grain-free," which contained a high proportion of peas, lentils, other legume seeds (pulses), and/or potatoes in various forms (whole, flour, protein, etc.) as main ingredients (listed within the first 10 ingredients in the ingredient list, before vitamins and minerals).
It is our goal here at MASH to provide you with transparent information and to support you and your pet in your journey to achieving optimal health. Here are a few key pointers to keep in mind regarding grain free foods, nutritious diets, and our recommendations at MASH.
We encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to help you select a diet and develop a feeding protocol that fits into your lifestyle and budget; while supporting and maintaining the health and wellness of your furry friend.
LINK: FDA Investigation into Potential Link between Certain Diets and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy