IS YOUR DOG'S BREED AT RISK FOR DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY? 4

IS YOUR DOG'S BREED AT RISK FOR DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY?

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a form of heart disease in dogs. It has long been associated with certain (mostly large breed) dogs who appear to be genetically predisposed to the disease. This list of breeds includes:

Boxers, Doberman Pinchers, Great Danes, Irish Wolfhounds, Saint Bernards, German Shepherds, Cocker Spaniels, English Spaniels, Portuguese Waterdogs, Scottish Deerhounds, Mastifs, and King Charles Cavalier Spaniels.

Taurine (an amino acid) deficiency has been known to increase the risk of developing DCM so veterinarians have long recommended foods high in natural sources of Taurine for these dogs.

WHY THIS MATTERS - Recently, the FDA has been alerted to an increase in cases of DCM in breeds of dogs not typically associated with the disease (including a number of smaller breed dogs). There is no known link (other that genetics and taurine deficiency) for the increase in cases of DCM but the FDA is exploring several hypothesis linked to diet including the feeding of foods containing peas, lentils, potatoes, chickpeas, and legumes as well as the exclusive feeding of grain-free dog food.</span><span></span></html>

4 comments

Mar 24, 2020 • Posted by COAST+RANGE Customer Service

Hi Trina! Neither Jack Russell Terriers nor Chihuahuas are on the list of breeds that are known to be at risk! We will email you with this list as well as the above article! :)

Mar 24, 2020 • Posted by COAST+RANGE Customer Service

Kari, we are glad we could help you and your dog! :)

Susan, COAST+RANGE Customer Service

Mar 24, 2020 • Posted by Kari

Thank you for your help

Mar 24, 2020 • Posted by Trina

Hello can you send me a list of bread that could be at risk?
I have a Jack Russell mix led maybe with Chihuahua.


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