2020 surely had it’s fair share of problems – however the pet industry has also still been fighting off a fair amount of bad press, and misrepresentation of data and information surrounding grain-free and grain-inclusive pet foods. So what’s the verdict? In September of 2020 the FDA determined that there was no inherent danger to feeding grain-free pet foods. In fact, heart disease, specifically Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a multifactorial issue that will be studied for years to come. For
Since 2018, Canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) has been a hot topic in the pet food industry, the veterinary community, the press and among pet owners. Although some veterinarians hypothesized there may be a potential association, there has never been a proven direct link (i.e., cause and effect) to grain-free foods (both over the counter or therapeutic) causing DCM in dogs including the FDA investigation.