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In the FDA report released on June 27th, 2019, all cases that had a diagnosis of DCM were released to the public. Here it is quoted from their article: “Brands that were named ten or more times are featured below. For a granular, case-by-case breakdown of DCM reports submitted to the FDA, see Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy Complaints Submitted to FDA-CVM Through April 30, 2019 [1].”

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People will say that we picked the cases that supported our side of the argument, but we are just presenting a thought process. If you disagree with us we would love to see what cases you see as evidence, and not just a case of a dog with heart disease that happens to eat grain free food. It is up to you as a responsible pet owner and intelligent human being to read through these cases and articles yourself and make your own decision whether the claims are substantiated or not. We do not want to tell you what to think but bring some important points to light so you can make an educated decision of your own.

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How do I know if it’s an allergy?

Recognizing allergies tends to be a difficult task for some people, especially if the pet presents with atypical symptoms.  The simplest way to differentiate between the different causes of itching is to look at the skin, especially the inside of the ears. If the skin is red, enflamed, and breaking out in hot spots, or there is swelling in the face, those may be signs of an allergy, as are hives 

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Once again, we would like to address the topic of Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). This article has been prompted by the recent publication by the FDA titled “FDA Investigation into Potential Link between Certain Diets and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy” published June 27, 2019. There are several points in the article that we would like to address that are misleading are simply incorrect. These publications feel like a personal attack on stores like ours’ in which our goal is to provide the best foods for our pets. I will say that we feel powerless against these veterinary factions because they hold so much power over the pet industry, but we cannot just sit by while they destroy the reputation of brands they have no proof against. Correlation is not proof, it is a starting point. If you feed a grain free food and you are happy with the product and have had good results, we encourage you to reach out to these companies that make your dog food and tell them this. All that they are receiving now is negativity but imagine how scared some of them must be for their company, selves, and employees and how difficult it must be to be attacked like this with no substantial evidence against them.

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Most of us have heard about Colloidal Silver at some point and have heard about its amazing antibiotic properties. It can keep wounds clean, it can clear up a cold, it can boost your immune system, it can even be used on the eyes and ears! We've also heard the bad, though, that it can turn you purple and make you sick.

The question is, is all of this hype actually true?? Well, the short version is, YES!

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