Dr. Freeman provides an update on diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs...
A recent increase in heart disease in dogs eating certain types of diets may shed light on the role of diet in causing heart disease. It appears that diet may be increasing dogs’ risk for heart disease because owners have fallen victim to the many myths and misperceptions about pet food....
Nutrition is an important part of the treatment for dogs and cats with heart disease. In the past, when few cardiac medications were available, restriction of salt in the diet was one of the major treatments for animals with congestive heart failure and little consideration was given to other dietary factors....