FDA FOOD INVESTIGATION
A recent news article on the FDA's investigation into a potential link between certain diets and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) has been released. Many pet owners are feeding a "grain-free", "vegan", "vegetarian", and/or "limited ingredient" pet foods. Unless your pet has a disease that we have diagnosed and prescribed a specific diet for (kidney disease, allergies, diabetes, obesity), please consider transitioning your pet onto a new food. We have confidence in the following lines: Royal Canin Veterinary Diets, Purina Pro Plan, Hill's Science Diet or a comparable reputable brand. Several options are available via our online pharmacy.
If your pet is showing possible signs of DCM or other heart conditions, including decreased energy, cough, difficulty breathing and episodes of collapse, you should contact us as soon as possible.
To introduce a new diet, gradually mix the new diet into the original diet. Avoid changing abruptly from one diet to another with no transition! The transition period should occur over 4-5 days.
Day 1: 75% original food and 25% new food Day 2: 50% each food Day 3: 25% original and 75% new food Day 4: 100% new food
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