It appears so. The FDA first announced to pet owners there is a potential link to canine heart disease with grain-free pet foods in July In this first announcement from FDA, the agency did not share how many reports of sick pets they had received. From this first FDA announcement regarding canine heart disease, a firestorm of worry erupted. Pet owners began to worry. Pet owners were frightened. And then six months after the second grain-free pet food FDA warning, the agency takes an unprecedented step in their third DCM announcement. And with this FDA update, the national news headlines became the brand names. But then the FDA went silent. The paper starts off with a dramatic statistic. If one considers the estimated total number of dogs in the United States equals 77,, AVMA, , the published incidence studies Fioretti and Delli, ; Sisson et al.
How many cases have been reported to the FDA? FDA veterinarians have been working with the veterinary community to exchange information about existing cases and the type of clinical information that is most helpful to the investigation. We rely on pet owners and veterinarians to provide reports of illness, as well as clinical evidence to help document the case. Linda Carroll. CVM Kid’s Page. On a personal note, our dogs have always been fed a variety of raw diets that we carry at Four Muddy Paws. Cats Mean Range Age years 5. In late September , the Food and Drug Administration FDA quietly issued an update on the grain-free pet food and canine dilated cardiomyopathy DCM investigation that was a far cry from — and far less publicized than — the initial FDA reports and updates back in and Does FDA approve pet food before it can be marketed? FDA does not have pre-market authority over pet foods generally, with the exception of food additives, meaning that pet food manufacturers can market products without FDA review or approval but that those products must be safe and properly labeled. Pet adoptions down in pandemic, masked by fosters. Connect with us.
The evolution of ‘puppy dog eyes’ June 18, For questions, Contact CVM. George Collings, Ph. Is your dog or cat eating risk ingredients? FDA examined product labels of products reported in DCM cases to determine whether the products were grain-free did not contain corn, soy, wheat, rice, barley or other grains, and whether the products contained peas, other lentils including chickpeas and beans, or potatoes including sweet potatoes. Even after their warning, the number of reports they received were well below historical average. I think we can all agree on each word of the last paragraph! FDA has not taken regulatory action against or declared any specific pet food products unsafe or definitively linked to DCM. These include nutrient deficiencies, myocarditis, chronic tachycardia and hypothyroid disease.