FOODS WITH GRAINS FOR DOGS AT RISK OF DCM
DOG FOODS WITH GRAINS
All our COAST+RANGE dog food formulas contain no peas, lentils, or chickpeas. Our Beef Formula and Salmon Formula also contain no potatoes and have organic brown rice as the grain. These foods are recommended for dog breeds at risk for DCM and for pet parents who are concerned about feeding grain-free foods.
WHY THIS MATTERS - Peas, lentils, and chickpeas are cheap fillers with limited nutritional value that the big pet food companies use in their foods. In addition, while there is no science to support this, some veterinarians recommend feeding foods with grains as a way of reducing the risk of DCM..
HIGH IN PROTEIN + AMINO ACIDS
All our COAST+RANGE dog food formulas are high in quality animal protein which is a natural source of amino acids like Taurine (along with Cystine and Methionine which help ensure the absorption and use of ALL amino acids).
WHY THIS MATTERS – Taurine deficiency has long been associated with an increased risk in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). It is important for dogs at risk for DCM to ensure their foods contain high levels of natural Taurine.
OPTIMALLY FORMULATED FOR DOGS AT RISK OF DCM
All of our gently-baked foods are a great option if you are concerned about DCM, because they contain high levels of nutrients that may help prevent the disease. Our foods don't contain any of the ingredients that should be avoided, as they may increase the risk of contracting DCM.
WHY THIS MATTERS - Increased levels of Taurine, Choline, Carnitine, and Potassium have been shown to reduce the risk of DCM. Conversely. tapioca, certain raw ingredients, and ingredients with high levels of heavy metals (like some soured from China) appear to increase the risk of DCM and may need to be avoided (McCauley, et al, 2020).
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