Dear friends of dogs,

The Food and Drug Administration has been investigating possible connections between certain pet diets and a heart condition called canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). They recently put out an extremely informative report with detailed information that can help you navigate this increasingly confusing and disturbing problem.

The report has several easy to read charts and graphs outlining brands, diets and other information. One of the charts that jumped out at me was this one:

dcm in dogs

If you notice my green arrow addition, you will see home cooked dog food is not implicated in these cases. For seemingly endless reasons, homemade dog food is the safest, healthiest option for your dog, in the short and long term.

I have over ten years of experience creating healthy dog diets. I hope you will let me help you create a meal plan that suits your dog’s needs and your own lifestyle.

Best wishes,

Sarah Whitman, MS