Is DCM related to the food my dog eats?
By Ashley Mulligan —
According to a June 2020 article from the Journal of Animal Science, in which more than 150 published studies on DCM were reviewed, it was determined that there is no definitive relationship between DCM and grain-free dog food, or dog food containing legumes or novel protein sources. This is consistent with the FDA’s findings that there is no strong evidence of a specific dietary link to the development of DCM. Currently, the FDA is not advising dietary changes based solely on the information gathered thus far.
At Tailored, we are committed to the health and well-being of pets and take very seriously our responsibility to make safe, complete, and balanced food for our beloved pets. Every Tailored recipe is developed in collaboration with leading canine nutritionists, veterinarians, and product safety specialists to ensure that your dog is always getting the safest and highest quality food.
Despite the lack of a distinctive link between taurine supplementation and canine DCM, it has been found that increased levels of taurine in a diet may help prevent or reverse the signs of DCM in some cases. As such, our pet nutrition experts have supplemented Tailored recipes with taurine when appropriate to help decrease the overall risk of developing DCM.
If you suspect your dog is showing symptoms of DCM, it’s important to work closely with your veterinarian to determine the most appropriate diet for your pup.