Many pets will suffer heart disease, especially as they age. DCM (Dilated Cardiomyopathy) has been thrust into the limelight lately, as studies have shown a significant increase in the disease in dogs who are at genetic risk. Adequate supply of taurine and/or precursors for taurine synthesis is proving to play important role in preventing DCM. Feeding a species-appropriate, quality, balanced diet with plenty of animal muscle meat and organ is the foundation. Adequate trace minerals, vitamins, phytonutrients and Omega 3 Fatty Acids are important too. Here are some suggestions that may help further support your pet’s heart health:
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