UC Davis veterinary cardiologist Dr. Joshua Stern led a team of researchers that has found a link between some popular grain-free, legume-rich dog diets and a type of nutritional deficiency and canine heart disease known as taurine-deficient dilated cardiomyopathy. The FDA took notice and issued warnings about the potential connection.
Below are several resources for pet owners to gather more information on this discovery:
Dogs Fed Some Popular Diets Could Be at Risk of Heart Disease – UC Davis news release
Additional Information on Dilated Cardiomyopathy – UC Davis Veterinary Medicine
Researcher: Possible Connection Between Diet And Canine Heart Disease Is Reversible – KPIX-TV (CBS San Francisco)
WEB EXTRA: Dog Owners Crowdsource Clues In Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy Mystery – KPIX-TV (CBS San Francisco)