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Regardless of what breed they are, dogs get sick and they need our attention and love to see them through. That’s why we understand why many pet parents were bothered and worried when grain-free dog food diets were linked to DCM or dilated cardiomyopathy by FDA. Who would want to have their pets diagnosed with DCM, especially if they’re not really predisposed to the disease? Or are they? 

For the record, DCM can occur in any breed but they’re mostly seen in large breeds. Below is an infographic on dog breeds predisposed to DCM, for your information. 

Is Your Dog Predisposed to DCM

Other breeds not mentioned by may develop DCM are as follows: Afghan Hounds, English Bulldogs, Saint Bernards, and Scottish Deerhounds. 

As mentioned, DCM can occur in dogs of any breed, it just so happens that some are predisposed to have it. Always consult your veterinarian and have your canine friend regularly undergo checkups. 

Remember, prevention is always better than cure. Give your pet grain-free dog food from Addiction Pet Foods. All of dog foods contain the amino acid taurine that helps prevent DCM in dogs.  

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