Pulse groups research dog food charge

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The Western Producer

Pulse producers, exporters and other pulse industry groups in the United States are hoping to raise US$1 million to shed light on what they consider a bogus link between pet foods that contain pulses and dilated cardiomyaopathy (DCM), a rare heart defect that affects dogs.

The DCM research fund campaign is aimed at uncovering the causes of DCM in dogs and challenging the assumption that pulse crops including lentils and field peas, are causing DCM.

In 2018, the United States Food and Drug Administration announced that it was investigating potential links between pulse-based pet foods and canine DCM…

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