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April 08, 2019 | High Plains Journal
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FDA Researches Grain-Free Pet Food

Agency is looking at link between rise of heart disease in pets and grain-free diet

A recent increase in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), or heart disease, in dogs and cats is currently under the microscope as the Food and Drug Administration determines whether a link exists between grain-free pet food and DCM, reports the High Plains Journal.

The FDA conducted a study in July 2018 related to certain diets and their association with heart disease.

The study was completed in early 2019 and the results were released stating “the agency believes that the potential association between diet and DCM in dogs is a complex scientific issue that may involve multiple factors.”

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