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Pet Foods Linked To Heart Disease (16 Brands)

By Dr. Andrew Jones

The FDA has released their findings into the investigation of Diet and DCM ( Dilated Cardiomyopathy), reporting 524 cases, and 16 Brands of Pet Food which have been linked to 10 cases or more.

• Acana (67 cases)
• Zignature (64 cases)
• Taste of the Wild (53 cases)
• 4Health (32 cases)
• Earthborn Holistic (32 cases)
• Blue Buffalo (31 cases)
• Nature’s Domain (29 cases)
• Fromm (24 cases)
• Merrick (16 cases)
• California Natural (15 cases)
• Natural Balance (15 cases)
• Orijen (12 cases)
• Nature’s Variety (11 cases)
• NutriSource (10 cases)
• Nutro (10 cases)
• Rachael Ray Nutrish (10 cases)

Both pet owners and veterinary professionals should continue to report cases of dogs and cats with DCM that could be linked to diet. To report, use the online Safety Reporting Portal at https://www.safetyreporting.hhs.gov/SRP2/en/Home.aspx?sid=17cadab0-9aac-43e3-bff8-e315981d098a
or call your state’s FDA consumer complaint coordinator at https://www.fda.gov/safety/report-problem/consumer-complaint-coordinators


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Topics: Pet health | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Pet Foods Linked To Heart Disease (16 Brands)”

  1. Avatar Jackie Says:
    September 23rd, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Thank you

  2. Avatar Debra Jessup Says:
    September 23rd, 2019 at 8:09 am

    On the Rachael Ray Nutrish… Do you know if its only the Grain Free on hers? I have been feeding the Real Chicken & Veggies Recipe. Should I switch?

  3. Avatar Martie Says:
    September 23rd, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Thank you. I thought Nutro was on the good list. Is there a website with more specific info, like which Nutro, etc is on the list?
    Thank you for keeping us informed.

  4. Avatar Amy Tran Says:
    September 23rd, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    how about orgarnix castor & pollux, chicken and brown rice recipe?


Dr. Andrew Jones, DVM