Upadated info on grain free diets and DCM

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Boxergirl, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

  2. marke

    marke Well-Known Member

    having had dogs with dcm , I was skeptical of the first post on this , and believe the update on what I assume says the "study" is needing further verification ….. my current dogs have eaten no grain their entire lives and do eat a lot of potatoes
     
  3. Steven C

    Steven C Active Member

    Marke, you cook them potatoes? Do you add that to the grain free food? I ask because I have just found the ultimate no grain food that not has zero allergic reactions or loose stools, it gives them more energy than I could have imagined. I'm wondering if I need to add Potato as well.
     
  4. marke

    marke Well-Known Member

    I do cook them potatoes , i'm sure there is some nutritional value to them , but I only use them as a filler and calories ……. i'd think your dog food would more than likely be complete ……….
     
  5. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Marke, are DDBs genetically prone to DCM like boxers are?
     
  6. marke

    marke Well-Known Member

    I would say it's in the breed , but different than what boxers get ……… ddb are genetically prone to sas which does result in cardiomyopathy of the left ventricle . I believe cardiomyopathy in boxers involves the right ventricle and has a different cause ……..
     
  7. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Yes. DCM in boxers involves the right ventricle, but they are also prone to SAS. I was just curious.
     
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  8. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

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