The FDA reported that there is an investigation into reports of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain types of pet food. While they have posted a list of brands most frequently identified in these adverse events, it is important to note that the FDA does not yet know how certain diets may be associated with DCM in some dogs. It is thus far determined that it is most likely due to an absence of a yet to be determined nutrient in the diets.
Dr. Baxter, Dr. Sween and the rest of the veterinary community recommend food from one of the three following companies. All these companies have been tested and have complete nutritional values for canines.
This list is in no particular order.
- Science Diet / Hills -both are the same company – the Hill’s portion is prescription whereas the Science Diet can be purchased over the counter.
- Royal Canin
- Purina ProPlan
All of the above companies can be found online via our VetSource online store as well as Chewy.com. They are also found locally in pet and feed stores.
Please feel free to ask any questions you might have regarding this issue.