Canine DCM and food

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Re: Canine DCM and food

Postby Dakotazeb » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:25 pm

I just found out that the company that makes the grain-free dog food I am currently feeding has started adding taurine to their formulas. I would assume it was done to prevent any potential backlash from their customers. With the high meat content in their formulas I would guess their food already had sufficient amounts of taurine. My Brittany sure has done well on their food and I really don't want to change. She is an allergy dog.
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Re: Canine DCM and food

Postby Misskiwi67 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:50 pm

What food brand?? I know of cases of affected dogs on Acana, Fromm, and Zignature. We sent out taurine levels yesterday on a patient on Acana. It hadn’t been on the food long so I’m not expecting anything.
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Re: Canine DCM and food

Postby Dakotazeb » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:09 am

She's on the Zignature Pork Formula.
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Re: Canine DCM and food

Postby Dakotazeb » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:36 pm

Question: since taurine is not found in cereal grains what difference does it make then if a dog is being fed a grain-free food? This article from the FDA makes it sound like the cause is grain-free foods.
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Re: Canine DCM and food

Postby Misskiwi67 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:43 pm

Dakotazeb wrote:Question: since taurine is not found in cereal grains what difference does it make then if a dog is being fed a grain-free food? This article from the FDA makes it sound like the cause is grain-free foods.


The second to last response on page 1 is a copy/paste of an email with a nutritionist that explains.
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Re: Canine DCM and food

Postby Dakotazeb » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:57 pm

Next question: how much taurine needs to be added to these foods. I know Zignature says it is now adding 0.2% Taurine, but that doesn't really tell me anything. Other foods that I've researched list taurine as an ingredient but don't say how much.
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Re: Canine DCM and food

Postby Doc E » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:57 pm

99.99 % of all taurine is made in ------------- China

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Re: Canine DCM and food

Postby JONOV » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:49 am

Doc E wrote:99.99 % of all taurine is made in ------------- China

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They adulterate Heparin, no reason to think they care about what goes into dog food.
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Re: Canine DCM and food

Postby Misskiwi67 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:22 pm

JONOV wrote:
Doc E wrote:99.99 % of all taurine is made in ------------- China

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They adulterate Heparin, no reason to think they care about what goes into dog food.


Good theory, except most of these foods are NOT supplementing taurine.
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Re: Canine DCM and food

Postby LongHammer » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:43 pm

This is why on hunting days me and Otto supplement with gas station sausage sandwiches and a RockStar/ Red Bull.
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Re: Canine DCM and food

Postby orhunter » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:29 pm

WHAT!!!!! No beer????????
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