Dilated Cardiomyopathy Update

Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a thinning of the heart muscles resulting in a decreased ability of the heart to pump blood throughout the circulatory system.

In July of 2018 when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted the public that they were launching an investigation into reports of an increase in DCM in Golden Retrievers eating grain-free foods containing legumes and potatoes.

On December 23, 2022, the FDA made a limited announcement, where they simply added a paragraph at the top of their previous website report indicating “the information received did not support a causality between DCM and any of the reported foods,” and they do not intend to release further updates until there is “meaningful new scientific information to share.”

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