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FDA Named 16 Dog Food Brands Involved in Official Reports of Heart Disease

NOTE: NO LIFE’S ABUNDANCE PET FOODS ARE INVOLVED IN THIS FDA REPORT OR DCM.

In July of last year, the FDA’s investigation of consumer reports concerning an increase in the number of incidents of a heart disease called canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The dogs did not have a predisposition to DCM but they did frequently eat dog foods containing peas, lentils and other legume seeds or potatoes as main ingredients.

The FDA has updated their investigation into the DCM cases and named 16 brands eaten by dogs involved in the official report. Only brands named 10 or more times are in this list while some reports listed multiple brands and other listed none.

Top 16 Pet Food Brands Associated with DCM Cases:

  1. Acana – 67
  2. Zignature – 64
  3. Taste of the Wild – 53
  4. 4Health – 32
  5. Earthborn Holistic – 32
  6. Blue Buffalo – 31
  7. Nature’s Domain – 29
  8. Fromm – 24
  9. Merrick -16
  10. California Natural -15
  11. Natural Balance -15
  12. Orijen -12
  13. Nature’s Variety – 11
  14. NutriSource – 10
  15. Nutro – 10
  16. Rachael Ray Nutrish – 10

Officials said “The FDA is working with the pet food industry to better understand whether changes in ingredients, ingredient sourcing, processing or formulation may have contributed to the development of DCM.”

If you or someone you know is feeding one of the brands listed above, now may be a good time to make the switch to a premium Life’s Abundance diet. If you already feed Life’s Abundance to your companion, you can remain confident in your choice and our commitment to helping families, including pets, live long, healthy lives!

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