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Vaccines & Nutrition


Vaccines & Nutrition


Dr-Dodds-ChangingVaccProtocol

The Dog Food Comparison Charts

Dog Food Standards by the AAFCO

Dog Food Analysis - Reviews of kibble

We believe that what you would feed your dog profoundly impacts their health. We try to feed and we also recommend raw food (BARF) diet and premium kibbles, when possible (depending on your lifestyle). Please note that in the summer of 2018, Dilated Cardiomyopathy (heart condition) was seen in several dogs with low taurine levels. Upon further investigation, most of the dogs diagnosed were being feed premium Grain Free Diets. Dogs that typically were being fed these diets have been diagnosed with varying degrees of DCM. Some reversible, some not. Some with lower levels of taurine, some with normal levels. The jury is still out as to what is causing this malady. I encourage you to speak with your breeder and your veterinarian to develop a varied diet for your dog, until the data proves additional insight into what is causing otherwise healthy dogs, to develop DCM. Please see the two links below for more information, and join the DCM Facebook group for real time stories. Here is a link for statements from the pet food vendors: LINK

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY RELATED TO GRAIN FREE KIBBLE:

https://ccah.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/areas-study/genetics/nutritionally-mediated-dcm

https://vetnutrition.tufts.edu/tag/grain-free/