TrueNorth 98 Posted May 21, 2019 Report Share Posted May 21, 2019 Hi guys, Spoke to my vet and he is keeping an eye on this recent increase circulating in dog world. Guessing it has not hit our AI world. I feed Khya a grain free kibble by Simply Nourish (closest I could get here to what Greg/Kim feed the dogs down there). But it would fall into the peas, potatoes, flaxseed, tomato pumace, chicory root, canola oil, blueberries, carrots, spinach...etc. Let me know what other parents are feeding! Thanks! Jo Concerns About Grain-Free Dog Food The FDA is looking into a possible link between DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy) in dogs and the ingredients in certain boutique pet foods. In a recent article of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Lisa Freeman, DVM, Ph.D., DACVN, explained the issue is not just grain-free diets, but rather, “BEG” diets (boutique companies, exotic ingredients, or grain-free diets). “The apparent link between BEG diets and DCM may be due to ingredients used to replace grains in grain-free diets, such as lentils or chickpeas, but also may be due to other common ingredients commonly found in BEG diets, such as exotic meats, vegetables, and fruits,” Freeman wrote. More research needs to be done, and for now, it’s best to check with your vet about any concerns. Dr. Freeman also recommends purchasing food from companies that employ veterinary nutritionists and other experts. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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