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    Anyone switching dog food brands because of the FDA study?

    ...https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news...se-070219.html

    It's kind of got me spooked because we feed our Aussie Taste of the Wild. But what brand/product do we switch to?

    Any thoughts?
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    This sounds very fishy. A few cases get reported to the FDA, and they release a report and name names. Is there any mandatory reporting? How many dogs die and no report is ever made? This sounds like a minute sample that was published as if it is definitive.

    How much did someone get paid to release these results and scare people away from brands? Look for the brand that isn't there, and follow the money.
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    A few years back, many of the major companies were having dogs die with no determined reason why. Come to find out they were getting their food manufactured in China and the Chinese were adding Melamine to boost the protein percentage. Melamine is deadly to dogs. That's right when companies like Call of the wild and Blue buffalo started to take off because they weren't using chinese based foods.
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    No real answers yet. You could:

    1. Ask your vet.
    2. Screen your dog for DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy).


    As far as diet goes, I can't find any research advocating a diet change for dogs without DCM.

    For those unfamiliar with this issue: There's been a statistically significant increase in cases of DCM in dogs not genetically disposed to developing it. There's a correlation between the increase and the use of all these fancy-pants dog foods which are termed "BEG" diets (Boutique, Exotic, Grain Free) but they really haven't figured out what's going on yet. The numbers they are working with are very small. It's a work in progress.

    https://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/fu...ma.253.11.1390
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    Yep......they had me right up to the word "may".
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaBravoKS View Post
    This sounds very fishy. A few cases get reported to the FDA, and they release a report and name names. Is there any mandatory reporting? How many dogs die and no report is ever made? This sounds like a minute sample that was published as if it is definitive.

    How much did someone get paid to release these results and scare people away from brands? Look for the brand that isn't there, and follow the money.

    From what I've read the FDA has been crystal clear not to jump to any conclusions, and the problems with their data.
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    Can't get my dogs to eat the expensive stuff...they like the pedigree pouches and Ol' Roy pouches best. Everything else gets left untouched or possibly pushed around the bowl again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yissnakk View Post
    Can't get my dogs to eat the expensive stuff...they like the pedigree pouches and Ol' Roy pouches best. Everything else gets left untouched or possibly pushed around the bowl again.
    You're clear, the DCM issue is all with dry food.
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    When we jump into our wayback machine, we find canines are scavengers and carnivores. They eat meat and bones, raw bones, not cooked bones.
    If you try and make your canine a vegan, or you just want them to eat healthy (imposing yourself on them) by giving them food made of peas and carrots, you may be asking for trouble.

    Give them a good quality food without a bunch of fillers. If you don't know if it has fillers, look at his waste, there will be big piles of it. Good food doesn't create a lot of waste.
    As a dog ages, cut down on the protein percentages in the food.
    Oh yeah, there's a very good chance you're overfeeding your dog, as well.
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    Our dogs died years ago, one small at 16 years in 2006 and one large breed at 10 years in 2013 so this is dated anecdotal info. They ate Ol' Roy by the big bags full their whole lives. They ate it and were active dogs. Dog food hasn't changed much since then I bet. I just don't worry about this stuff too much.
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