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      Quote Originally Posted by Labradorks View Post
      I had an old vet when I lived in NY who told me the key to life is good genetics and keep the weight down.
      That also applies to humans!

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      It also seems to me that most of the dogs affected are goldens. Yes there are some others, but mostly goldens. I wonder if there is something genetic there. I really hope they don't take forever and a day to figure this out.

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      Quote Originally Posted by barry581 View Post
      I've had Sophie on a mainly Fromm rotation for 6 years, and she's about as healthy as a dog can be, so I have no real plans to make wholesale changes. Although after reading the article Annette posted I plan on making sure the protein level is at least 30% and peas and legumes are further down the ingredient list.
      Most dogs don't show any symptoms with DCM until it's too late - that's what's scary about this. I do think some of these companies are getting too much protein from plants and not enough from meat. Dog food companies should be required to list how much protein is from meat and how much from grains, potatoes, legumes. I've moved Niner over to ProPlan Savor beef and rice. It has soybean meal in it which is a legume, but he doesn't do well on so many foods so I'm keeping him on it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Beth C View Post
      The signature in Annamaet's article makes it appear that they do have a nutritionist?
      Dr. Joseph Wakshlag DVM, PhD, DACVN, DACVSMR
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      When the original article came out, this wasn't on there, hence the discussion about it.

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      Everyone should make decisions based on what's best for their dogs.

      I have had dogs live long healthy lives on Alpo as well as grain-free foods, but that doesn't mean anything other than it worked for those few dogs. I also have family members that lived long healthy lives as smokers. My dad smoked a pack of Pal-Mal unfiltered cigarettes every day of his life starting when he was 14 years old and somehow that didn't kill him (he died of the flu well into his 70s). Doesn't mean it's gonna work for everyone, and you won't know until it's too late.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Labradorks View Post
      When the original article came out, this wasn't on there, hence the discussion about it.
      Okay, sorry, I didn't know that and didn't see a comment made when the nutritionist was added to the article.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Nancy0 View Post
      It also seems to me that most of the dogs affected are goldens. Yes there are some others, but mostly goldens. I wonder if there is something genetic there. I really hope they don't take forever and a day to figure this out.

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      I know my vet surgeon friend has done over a dozen heart surgeries on golden retrievers...might have to ask him what he thinks...but if fda doesnt know I wonder why they even put this out there?
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      Quote Originally Posted by voodoo View Post
      I know my vet surgeon friend has done over a dozen heart surgeries on golden retrievers...might have to ask him what he thinks...but if fda doesnt know I wonder why they even put this out there?
      To scare the crap out of us lol

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