Grain Free Diets and Heart Disease

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    crazy4cats
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    The problem with this article is that it is from last August. Since then, it has been discovered that many of the dogs being diagnosed with NM DCM are not deficient in taurine. I hope it gets figured out soon!

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    Patricia A
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    Ooops.I knew that. I really should read the WHOLE article carefully especially when I post it. lol I hope so too Crazy4cats. I hope that when and IF this resolves that us pet owners can count on every dog food to be balanced properly and finally give us pet owners a chance to feel secure in what we’re feeding. Of course what one dog will more then thrive on might not be the same for the next but at least they’ll be choices that are just based on a dogs preference and maybe only tummy troubles with some foods and NOT causing deaths. Also I hope the manufactures stop thinking we’re not noticing when they ingredient split and give cheap fillers instead of meat and call it high protein and then still charge a lot to make even more of a profit . Of course again they’ll always be recalls from salmonella, plastic pieces etc. But at least then with too many we always had the choice to switch brands leading the company to be more careful or loose their good name and customers. But the vitamin d and other deadly things has got to stop altogether also. One time that happens and companies should be held accountable by big fines maybe and maybe then we won’t be getting so many recalls all the time. Just venting here. Now I feel better.

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    joanne l
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    I found this website with dog foods listed:
    https://www.heartdoghealth.org/foods.html

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    anon101
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    “My name is Carolyn Kinsler and Kelsey is my dog. I created this website as a place for dog owners to find accurate and unbiased information about Nutritionally Mediated Dilated Cardiomyopathy. I am ONLY including scientifically based information on this site. At the end of each page, I will provide links to the websites and publications I used to write the page. That being said, I am not a veterinarian, a nutritionist or an expert on commercial dog foods, but I am a skilled researcher and a devoted dog person who believes that we need to be full partners with our vets in our dog’s health care”.

    Did you read the disclaimer?

    The information is the same old, same old. “Cherry picking” information to support an opinion or to prove a point.

    None of it compares with one veterinarian that has examined your pet and knows it’s history *sigh*

    • This reply was modified 4 weeks, 1 day ago by  anon101.
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    joanne l
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    Anon, I know a lot of people on here don’t like Fromm. I know they are trying to be helpful. I been looking and researching another food for my dog. A lot of people on here like Purina. I do to, however I seen a lot of complaint s with it. I posted it on another place. After reading I was going to try Pro plan beef and rice, now I am rethinking it. I might try Fromm beef and oats, the new one. Did you try it yet??

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    anon101
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    No, I have not tried it as I am a vegetarian and avoid red meat for my dogs too.

    They are doing fine on the Salmon La Veg as a base for now. I do add a little boiled chicken or scrambled egg…

    My terrier was fine on the Adult Classic, however my allergy dog does best on a fish based food and it’s easier and cost effective to go with one formula.

    #139415 Report Abuse

    joanne l
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    Hi everyone I just wanted to share, not that you don’t already know this, but I had a vet appointment today for check up and we were discussing the DCM thing. My vet said not to use grain free diets and don’t buy from small companies. He also said he likes companies that sell RX diets, he said since they sell these diets they are very knowledgeable and trained nutritionist that make these foods, he said he feeds his dogs Purina. I know you guys know this already just wanted to share what my vet said.

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 4 days ago by  joanne l.
    #139417 Report Abuse

    haleycookie
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    Vets in my states program get a max of one class in companion animal nutrition and on top of that it’s an elective so not even necessary to take. It spans from horses down to small animals like guinea pigs and other rodents. Unless he is a veterinary nutritionalist I would take his recommendation with a grain of salt as I’m sure the only thing he knows of is the big three because of how heavily pushed it is on vets.

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    joanne l
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    I completely understand, however with this going on right now he told me advice for this situation. I am not a fan of Purina, so I am not leaning toward anyone right now. What I do know is I don’t like grain free period. So I am avoiding that for sure. My dog never did good on grain free. So I narrowed that down, however I am feeding Holistic Select right now. I may choose to try Purina to see how it goes. If it goes well with my dog than it is fine with me.

    #139425 Report Abuse

    haleycookie
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    I’m confused. Didn’t u already say you tried purina and it made your dogs sick? And you also said you rotate among a variety of grain free foods? Or something to that effect? And yet your dogs do poorly on them?? I’ve read most of your posts on this forum. You seem to say one thing do another, ask a million questions and when you receive answers on both sides of the argument you do the exact opposite of whatever was suggested to you? Can’t tell if you’re genuinely confused or a troll.
    Find meat based low carb foods that work for your dog and leave it at that. Have an echo done if you’re that concerned about a problem that isn’t even widely spread. Many many more dogs die from complications of obesity and inappropriate high carb diets and because of idiot owners and backyard breeders who result in the needless killing of thousands of dogs a day in shelters. I’d be more worried about that.

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    joanne l
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    Hlaleycokie, It was the can that did not agree with him. I am talking about trying the dry food.

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    joanne l
    Member

    And furthermore, what all this stuff that goes on with dog food can be frustrating for anyone.

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    joanne l
    Member

    I found this article: https://www.heartdoghealth.org/foods.html
    If this helps anyone.

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    haleycookie
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    Just wanted to mention that both Hill’s and purina are coming out with quiet a bit of grain free foods. Another reason to completely take away their credibility on the issue. The hills foods is almost nothing but peas and potatoes. Wonder how much “science” went behind that. Same with the proplan varieties. Mostly made up of pea and potatoe.

    Thought I would post this here as well. These companies clearly aren’t too concerned about dcm.

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