FDA announced (quietly) that their July 2018 investigation into Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating (mainly) grain free diets has turned up no findings. They haven’ issued an apology to the dog owners that they sent into a tailspin over their inflamed claims that grain free diets caused DCM in “dogs not previously known to have a genetic predisposition to the disease”, nor to the dog food companies that were called out over this “witch hunt”.
The FDA stated that “the agency believes that the potential association between diet and DCM in dogs is a complex scientific issue” and that they would be “using a range of science-based investigative tools” to come to a realization about the disease.
This great government agency, after 4 ½ years has quietly stated that they may be right “while adverse event numbers can be a potential signal of an issue” or they may be wrong “they do not supply sufficient data to establish a causal relationship with the reported product(s)”
You can read more about this at these two links. One being the FDA itself, and the other being Susan Thixton, a trusted Pet Food Safety Advocate. Quite frankly, had it not been for Susan publishing about this, we would not have known this this quickly, thank you Susan.