If you’ve been following the news about Taurine and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain grain free foods, this will help you.
✅ Fact from Dr. Jean Hofve: “Taurine is found primarily in muscle meat and is completely absent in grains.” Dr. Jean Hofvehttps://m.onlynaturalpet.com/holistic-healthcare-library/vitamins-nutritional-supplements/113/the-importance-of-taurine-for-dogs-and-cats.aspx
✅ Fact from FDA: “Diets in cases reported to the FDA frequently list potatoes or multiple legumes such as peas, lentils, other “pulses” (seeds of legumes), and their protein, starch and fiber derivatives early in the ingredient list, indicating that they are main ingredients. Early reports from the veterinary cardiology community indicate that the dogs consistently ate these foods as their primary source of nutrition for time periods ranging from months to years. https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm613305.htm
✅ Fact from Truth About Pet Food Consumer Advocate “With any kibble, the issue is not the grain or lack of it. It is the fact that, in order to keep protein levels high, manufacturers are adding legumes, from which taurine cannot be converted.” https://truthaboutpetfood.com/fda-investigates-potential-connection-to-diet-and-heart-disease-in-dogs/
✅ Fact from Veterinary Cardiology Specialists: According to Dr. Stern, the majority of cases they are seeing at UC Davis are from grain free diets that are high in legumes ...
🌟Clever advertising comes in all forms. 👉It’s important to recognize the difference between a veterinarian advertising for a company or product and an altruistic doctor .... ❤️✌🔆
What Started The Media Explosion?
🙄Veterinarian L. Freeman from a well known University wrote the report that hit the mass media first: “Reconsider your dog’s diet. If you’re feeding a boutique, grain-free, or exotic ingredient diets, I would reassess whether you could change to a diet with more typical ingredients .... and do yourself a favor – stop reading the ingredient list!”🤯🤪The link to her report is below but before reading it - (and this is important)
👉👉🔴Consider who funded the report? Scroll thru the doners of her university and see if your recognize any Dog Food Manufacturers names? 👇🤭http://vetmed.tufts.edu/tufts-at-tech/donors/
👉🤭Yes, clever, effective advertising comes in many forms! 👏👈🙄
Here is the link to the report funded by the above donors: http://vetnutrition.tufts.edu/2018/06/a-broken-heart-risk-of-heart-disease-in-boutique-or-grain-free-diets-and-exotic-ingredients/.
Taurine Plain Talk.
Reports show lack of taurine can cause DCM in some dogs.
No, grain free diets are not the cause.
Lack of Taurine is the cause.
Taurine comes from muscle meat protein... not grains.
Ah, BTW... pure organic muscle meat is the main ingredient in Dogs For The Earth Organic Dog Food.
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