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Split peas and chickpeas (ingredients 8 and 10) are specifically implicated by the FDA in the development of dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs. Most veterinarians are recommending against feeding foods that contain these ingredients in the top 10 ingredients. You might hear them recommend against grain-free foods, but that is because these legumes are predominantly used as the filler protein in place of grain).

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Deboned Lamb, Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice, Rice Bran, Whole Brown Rice, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Split Peas, Lamb Meal, Chickpeas, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Sunflower Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid (preservatives), Zinc Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Selenium Yeast, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.
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Last edited by Steeve March 25, 2020 at 10:59 AM.