Taurine and Cardiomyopathy in Dogs – What To Do For Your Dog

There’s no hotter topic than taurine content of kibble and the canine heart disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, that is being linked to the feeding of certain kibble diets. Golden Retrievers seem to be most commonly affected, but other breeds are experiencing problems as well. While research is ongoing, much information is being shared, not all of it accurate. Theories continue to evolve as to which ingredients are causing the problem, or if it is an interaction, processing, or something else. There’s also the role of genetics, other foods fed, and a number of other factors to be considered. As more dogs are affected and their owners share their information with researchers, hopefully answers will become clear.

In the meantime, what should you do it you are worried about your dog?

1. Don’t panic!

2. Do not start supplementing with taurine or taurine containing supplements.

3. Follow the steps in the graphic below.



There is a Facebook group where a great deal of good information is being shared — check out Taurine and Cardiomyopathy in Golden Retrievers¬†(will open in a new tab).


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