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DCM FDA Update

Discussion in 'Commercial Food' started by corbinam, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. corbinam

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    Thanks so much for posting this! So scary!
     
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  4. Caro

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    That would be why the cardiologist wanted you to switch. Blue Buffalo was coming up on the DCM FB page too, only the data was 'in confidence' so I couldn't post to let you know!

    The sad thing is, these brands are all available in Australia and there's been no publicity and nothing from the vets. That's what happens when your pet food industry is entirely self-regulated!
     
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    seems that every brand that we have used is on the list- including Fromm.....................
    guess we'll have to start looking into others now..............
     
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  6. Sharon7

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    I could not find a real problem with Wellness other than one particular variety (Salmon) that had peas as number 3 ingredient, so I kinda dithered about switching, but I did find a Purina Proplan Lamb and Oatmeal that is very similar ingredient-wise to what I'm feeding, and I am switching to that. I did lots of research and also wanted to avoid corn gluten and soy, and this formula does not contain that.

    It is crazy-making and overwhelming the tremendous variety of dog foods, all we want is to feed our dogs something to keep them healthy and give them long lives! Sheesh!
     
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  7. Sunflower77

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    I’m glad I switched from Acana/Orijen to Purina Pro Plan/Royal Canin. I actually think boutique brands are probably fine if one doesn’t choose the grain free type with the questionable legume ingredients. But I’m happy with the big brands kibbles I selected. I specifically picked several that list salmon/lamb/chicken as the first ingredient and do not contain any by-products.
     
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  8. Caro

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    There are 5 brands that comply with the WSAVA Guidelines for quality control, Vet nutritionist on staff and long term in-house testing, which vets are only recommending at this point. The brands are Hills, Royal Canin, Purina, Iams, Eukanuba.
     
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    The Proplan Salmon sensitive stomach formula also has good ingredients Sharon, that's what I bought Sandstorm
     
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    Good grief it’s never ending lol. When Cooper was at the Vets Monday getting his shots we discussed his “poop problem”. She has put him on Royal Canin Gastrointestinal for Puppies to get his tummy settled and I have to say it’s so much better. Once we finish that bag the discussion over his next daily dog food choice will take place. It’s such a challenge, I had hubby print out ingredients of 5 different brands and it seems there is always something or other that shouldn’t be there or there is to much of. Head spinning! All information and opinions are helpful. :)
     

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