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Features January 2019 Issue

Are Certain Pet Foods Causing Heart Disease?

Could the kibble youíre feeding be predisposing your pet to heart disease?

Are Certain Pet Foods Causing Heart Disease?

Teasing out the possible link between dogs' diets and an uptick in heart problems.

You may have heard recently that certain types of diets, including those that are grain-free, have been linked to a type of life-threatening heart disease in some dog breeds that donít commonly become afflicted with it, including golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers, mixed breeds, and others. Called canine dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM, it results in an enlarged heart.

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