PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The FDA has released its third report into the potential connection between dog food and canine heart disease. There have been 16 different pet food brands that have been reported to the FDA between 10 and 67 times each, including Acana, Zignature, Taste of the Wild, 4Health, Earthborn Holistic, Blue Buffalo, Nature’s Domain, Fromm, Merrick, California Natural, Natural Balance, Orijen, Nature’s Variety, NutriSource, and Rachael Ray Nutrish.
Canine DCM is a disease of a dog’s heart muscle and can often result in congestive heart failure.READ MORE: Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Center Opens Thursday In Philadelphia's Juniata Park
Many of the diets contained more than one protein source — chicken, lamb, and fish being the most common.
The FDA first notified the public about the possible link between DCM and certain pet foods last summer. They then followed up on their investigation in February 2019.READ MORE: Flames Badly Damage Parkway Inn In Delaware County
The breeds that are usually affected by DCM are large and giant breed dogs, but many cases that have been reported to the FDA include smaller breeds as well.
The breeds most frequently reported are Golden Retrievers, mixed breeds, Labrador Retriever and Great Danes.MORE NEWS: Fire Damages Rowhome In Philadelphia's Logan Neighborhood
The FDA will continue to investigate and provide updates to the public as information becomes available.