collaboration as dilated cardiomyopathy afflicts more dogs
Meeting materials describe DCM as scientific puzzle, with potential associations to certain diets
By Greg Cima
Food and Drug Administration officials have received 1,100 adverse event reports of
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
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.
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
prospective clinical trial enrolling 300 Dobermans that have been screened for DCMand followed longitudinally at our respective veterinary practices, national and regional shows,” Dr. Estrada said in the release.
The Doberman Pinscher Club of America is
, increased thirst and urination, jaundice, lethargy, and vomiting.
Doberman Pinschers are among dog breeds with predispositions toward copper-associated liver disease, but scientists at Cornell University warn that high copper concentrations in dog diets