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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been investigating various types of canine diets that appear to be associated with heart disease in dogs. They are currently concerned about diets that are classified as BEG diets (Boutique diets, Exotic ingredients, Grain-free diets). These diets have been a common factor in an increased presentation of dogs developing a heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).

DCM is a heart disease that typically is genetically linked to a few breeds. However, we are now seeing an increase in this disease and finding it in atypical breeds and at atypical ages, thus leading to the investigation. The FDA is looking for a possible link regarding the way taurine (an amino acid) is being absorbed by the dog when they are on the BEG diets.

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Animal Medical Centre of Medina has a new email address, info@animalmedicalcentreofmedina.com.  Please note that our old email will be out of commission soon.

Feel free to give us a call at 330-722-5076 with any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you and your pets soon!

 

 

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