FDA Investigating Dog Food Linked to Heart Disease

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

 

If you are a pet owner, you need to be aware of what’s in your dog’s food and how it could impact their health. The Federal Drug Administration is continuing to investigate a connection between dog food ingredients and Canine Heart Disease.

 

The FDA began looking into certain dog food brands in July of 2018, and a third report into the investigation has been released. The report targeted many of the foods labeled as “grain-free” with peas, lentils, and potatoes as main ingredients listed before the vitamins and minerals. The FDA found 16 food brands that are linked to more than 500 cases of Canine Heart Disease. Those brands include Blue Buffalo, Natural Balance, Nutro, and Rachel Ray Nutrish.

 

Pet owners and veterinarians are encouraged to report any cases of Canine Heart Disease to the FDA.

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