The United States Food and Drug Administration said certain dog foods may cause a disease that thins the walls of dogs’ hearts and they die.
All of the named brands advertise they contain no grains, but 93 per cent of them contain peas, lentils, chickpeas, beans or sweet potatoes.
Canine dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM, is a disease that causes the muscle wall of a dog's heart to thin, weakening the organ and making it harder to pump blood. Congestive heart failure, a buildup of fluid in the chest and abdomen, can result. Affected dogs may seem tired, lose weight and suddenly collapse.
The brands identified by the Food and Drug Administration include:
Taste of the Wild.
Rachael Ray Nutrish.