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Old 04-16-2019, 02:39 PM
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Default Diet-associated heart disease in dgs

Recent article on heart disease associated with grain-free and other unusual diets. Our nondiabetic dog was diagnosed at 8 with a heart murmur and has been taking CoQ10 and a taurine supplement for more than three years. These supplements gave him more energy and a stronger heart beat and the murmur has stayed at grade 2.

http://vetnutrition.tufts.edu/2018/0...c-ingredients/

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Old 04-17-2019, 08:50 AM
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Interesting read. Thanks for posting.

I've always felt that we just don't know that much about diet and nutrition for people, let alone animals. It's one of the reasons I have been rotating varieties and brands of food for Snickers for years.
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Wow this is a scary read..Mochi is eating a low fat kangaroo diet right now and has been for almost a year...should I talk to my vet about this and change it? Have you guys heard anything about the Raine Clinical Nutrition low fat kangaroo maint?
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Old 04-19-2019, 08:50 AM
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I think looking at overall health of a dog plays a big part . If your dog is doing well and for diabetics having adequate regulation I would hesitate to change anything because regulation can be so challenging and have them feel better.

I think the article talks about a specific supplement that maybe devoid in these diets as a problem
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It's definitely helped with his high triglycerides but now I'm struggling to find a dog food that's hypoallergenic and low in fat thats not grain free...

Changing his diet is always scary..I'm really stuck now..
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It's definitely helped with his high triglycerides but now I'm struggling to find a dog food that's hypoallergenic and low in fat thats not grain free...

Changing his diet is always scary..I'm really stuck now..
I would not worry about it . Its never going to be a perfect world . As long as they are doing well steady goes the ship
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It doesn’t appear to be long term study, more a bunch of observations with some similarities. Not conclusive enough yet to make me change a diet that is working.
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