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

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



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 in dogs 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 in Dogs:

  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!

Related Post: Why Consumers Trust Life's Abundance Pet Food

Comments (8) -

  • Janet

    7/1/2019 12:09:28 PM |

    Thank you for posting this information!   There's some very big brand names listed -  consumers beware!

  • Barbara Crawford

    7/8/2019 1:53:31 PM |

    I have used Life Abundance for years and never had a problem.  I am concerned that the recent FDA report mentions a possible link between DCM and GRAIN FREE formulas.  I just switched my lab from Puppy formula to LA Adult grain free and am concerned about the peas, chickpeas, potato ingredients.  Should grain free be avoided for now until more info comes out?  Thank you

  • John

    7/8/2019 1:54:06 PM |

    I hope my children are OK I’ve been feeding my three labs taste of the wild for over 10 years and so far I don’t have any problems what should I do?

  • Life's Abundance

    7/8/2019 1:55:02 PM |

    Thank you for trusting your pup’s nutrition to us! If for any reason you do not feel comfortable continuing with a grain-free diet, it’s easy to switch to Life’s Abundance All Life Stage Dog Food containing grains and guaranteed taurine.

  • Life's Abundance

    7/8/2019 1:55:23 PM |

    If you have concerns about your dog’s health, please speak with your veterinarian.

  • Joanna Haller

    7/25/2019 12:19:48 AM |

    Thanks for sharing

  • Jody Johnson

    8/29/2022 2:34:11 PM |

    Is Life's Abundance Per Food packages in oxygen barrier packaging?  (In other words does it have intended perforations on the sides to be able to be stacked on store shelves more easily). I want a dog food where the volatile fats are not exposed to oxygen, as they very rapidly go rancid and it's a big problem with kibble dog foods.
    Thank you in advance for your response, I'm looking for a pet food that has packaging that won't allow it to get oxidized.
    Jody Johnson

  • Life's Abundance

    9/2/2022 10:56:43 AM |

    Because we make our foods in frequent batches, control the inventory in our own warehouses and ship directly to customers, food will often reach you pretty quickly after the date it was made. That said, all of our foods are guaranteed all the way through to the Best Fed date printed on each bag. This includes the premium quality of our nutrition, safety and everything on the guaranteed analysis.

    Venting systems on bags are necessary, and the micro-perf design you refer to is common. We use a system called a tortuous path vent. There is a small vent tucked behind a fold at the bottom of each bag. The material we use provides an excellent oxygen barrier, and we recommend keeping food in the original packaging for storage. Here are some storage tips, in case you'd like more information. intercom.help/.../1759998-what-s-the-best-way-to-store-kibble

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