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k9diabetes 04-16-2019 01:39 PM

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/

Natalie

LizE 04-17-2019 07:50 AM

Re: Diet-associated heart disease in dgs
 
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.

Lchow022 04-19-2019 07:09 AM

Re: Diet-associated heart disease in dgs
 
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?

jesse girl 04-19-2019 07:50 AM

Re: Diet-associated heart disease in dgs
 
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

Lchow022 04-19-2019 08:15 AM

Re: Diet-associated heart disease in dgs
 
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..

jesse girl 04-19-2019 08:28 AM

Re: Diet-associated heart disease in dgs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lchow022 (Post 167212)
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

Raysaint 04-19-2019 10:40 AM

Re: Diet-associated heart disease in dgs
 
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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