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Re: FDA Warning on Dog food - DCM and taurine(?) [Re: Kris] #348685
09/07/18 11:05 PM
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Got your PM Rosa and will send you the data. Here is a good scientific article: https://thesciencedog.wordpress.com/2018/08/30/the-heart-of-the-matter/


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Re: FDA Warning on Dog food - DCM and taurine(?) [Re: BowWowMeow] #348686
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Many thanks Ruth. I look forward to hearing back from you.


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Re: FDA Warning on Dog food - DCM and taurine(?) [Re: Shilohsmom] #348699
09/09/18 05:44 AM
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I took pictures because there was too much information. You can see the formulas on the right. The ones in yellow mean taurine levels were low. You can see in the column next to that whether they had an echocardiogram and what those results were. Hope this helps! Also, there is one dog on there fed Barking at the Moon who was got a very low taurine result but it doesn't look like an echo was done yet.

For those of you who have adopted a wait and see attitude: I urge you to at least see if the formula you're feeding has any dogs with diet-induced DCM.


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Rafi, the german malaroo, age 9.5ish
http://www.dogster.com/dogs/693238

Varda & Gio (the crazy cattens)
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Chama
Kai
Basu
Massie
Re: FDA Warning on Dog food - DCM and taurine(?) [Re: Shilohsmom] #348963
09/30/18 08:39 PM
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Lots of great info added to this thread, thanks Ruth for posting some of that, I meant to, but didn't back to the forum. I think if a food is questionable, it's a safer bet to move away from it, unless there are compelling reasons not to.


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Re: FDA Warning on Dog food - DCM and taurine(?) [Re: MaxaLisa] #348965
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I ended up switching my pups to Victors. I know this is all new but I didn't want to take any chances.


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Re: FDA Warning on Dog food - DCM and taurine(?) [Re: Shilohsmom] #348966
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As an after thought, since I know that a lot of GSDs are picky about their food and switching is not all that easy, taurine can be added to any diet, check the ingredient list and if it's not there, you can add some. I used to add some to indy's diet due to her heart disease.

Rosa, I hope that the new food works out!


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Re: FDA Warning on Dog food - DCM and taurine(?) [Re: Shilohsmom] #349405
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Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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