the FDA in late June, when agency officials reported links between canine dietsandDCM represent a complex problem that may reflect multiple causes.
“To date, the FDA has not established why certain diets may be associated with the development of
bloodstream. 12 , 26 The fact that most dogs with DCMand MMVD have normal plasma carnitine concentrations may explain why only about 5% of dogs with DCM respond positively to L-carnitine supplementation. 27
Supplementing the diet with additional methionine
STUDY IDENTIFIES DIFFERENCES IN DCM-ASSOCIATED DIETS
Recent study results provide details on the biochemical differences between diets associated with dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs and those with no known connection to the disease.
Response Network analyzed records from 161 dogs.
Of 121 dogs with DCM reports sent to the FDA between January 2018 and April 2019, 23 had full recoveries and 84 had partial recoveries.
“All dogs that fully recovered received a diet change,” the
dogs, 12 had myxomatous mitral valve disease, 1 had ventricular tachycardia of unknown cause, 1 had DCM, 1 had primary atrial fibrillation, and 1 had mitral dysplasia. The ISACHC III group included 11 dogs (8 sexually intact males and 3 spayed females
described current studies.
“Based on the data collected and analyzed thus far, the agency believes that the potential association between dietandDCM in dogs is a complex scientific issue that may involve multiple factors,” an FDA announcement states
associated with platelet activation, increased thrombin activity, and endothelial dysfunction. 5 Moreover, hypercoagulability in humans with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may be caused by left atrial enlargement, whereas hypercoagulability in humans with DCM
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Unusual pet diets may be
dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and delay the onset of clinical signs. 24 Pimobendan has also been shown to prolong the preclinical period in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease with echocardiographic and radiographic evidence of cardiomegaly by 15