We’ve compiled a handful of resources for you to read through in regards to the FDA’s recent alert about DCM. If you have further questions or concerns, we encourage you to please come in and speak to us in person. We simply don’t have the resources to answer questions on the phone, in email, or online as we always prioritize our customers in-store.

Please read these posts in their entirety. Many bits and pieces have been taken out of context and gone viral creating fear and uncertainty.

Taurine & Cardiomyopathy with Dr. Chris Bessent (video)

(GREAT video explaining DCM and what you can do to prevent it)

Grain-free food/DCM Update (video)

(Great video from an independent retailer on her thoughts about the controversy)

Homeopet Responds to the FDA Implicating 16 Brands of Dog Food that may cause Heart Disease in Dogs

(W. Jean Dodds, DVM is a highly respected veterinarian who’s very knowledgable about blood work and lab results)

Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Grain-Free Diets: Thoughts on the FDA Update

(The most common sense, non-fear-based article I’ve found on the subject written by Dr. Justin Shmalberg, DVM.)

Questions & Answers: FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine’s Investigation into a Possible Connection Between Diet and Canine Heart Disease

(The FDA’s FAQs posted June 27th, 2018)

FDA Investigation into Potential Link between Certain Diets and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy

(The FDA’s updated post dated June 27th, 2018)

FDA Investigating Potential Connection Between Diet and Cases of Canine Heart Disease

(The FDA’s original post dated July 12th, 2018)

FDA Update to DCM Investigation clarifies a few things

(Truth about Pet Food posted June 28th, 2019 – Valuable info on flaws in the FDA’s data)

Trust and DCM Concerns

(Champion’s address to their customers. Champion is the maker of Acana and Orijen.)

Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy Complaints Submitted to FDA-CVM Through April 30, 2019

(The actual, submitted reports from pet owners and veterinarians.)