Between January 1, 2014 and November 30, 2018, the FDA received 300 reports of DCM that were possibly related to diet. Here’s the link to the update:
Some dogs improved simply by changing their diet. The FDA emphasizes that the potential link between diet and heart disease is a complex scientific issue that likely has multiple causes.
The FDA is urging veterinarians to report patients with a well-documented history that may have developed heart disease related to diet. If you are concerned about your pet’s heart health, please contact us to schedule your pet’s echocardiogram and cardiac evaluation. If a problem is found that could be related to diet we can submit your pet’s case to the FDA.