Drop that dog food

The news is out: [The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a report Thursday stating they’ve identified a potential link between a particular type of canine heart disease and 16 different brands of dog food. This is the third update the FDA has released on the topic after the agency opened its investigation nearly a year ago, in July 2018.
The heart disease, called canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), can cause congestive heart failure in dogs. It is believed to also have a genetic component and more often affects larger dog breeds. Many of the 16 identified brands in the FDA’s report have “grain-free” labels, and as such, contain a large amount of peas, lentils, pulses, and/or potatoes (in various forms) as main ingredients (meaning they’re “listed within the first 10 ingredients in the ingredient list, before vitamins and minerals”).
The brands are listed in descending order of the number of incidents of reported heart disease, as follows: Acana, Zignature, Taste of the Wild, 4Health, Earthborn Holistic, Blue Buffalo, Nature’s Domain, Fromm, Merrick, California Natural, Natural Balance, Orijen, Nature’s Variety, NutriSource, Nutro and Rachael Ray Nutrish.]
We are stupid enough to extend our destructive ignorance to other animals.

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