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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Canine Diet-associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy Timeline

 Please see the Comprehensive Diet-Associated DCM Q+A and Nutrition page for additional information and resources. 

Background: Research in the 1980s-2000s previously linked DCM in both cats and dogs to taurine-deficiency, and in dogs to L-carnitine deficiency and certain lamb and rice diet formulations. Currently, there is concern regarding a link between grain-free and/or high-pulse diets and DCM in dogs. A timeline of this current concern is as follows: