The Food and Drug association is warning pet owners that 16 pet food brands could contribute to heart disease. The most common pet foods associated with the heart problems are labeled "grain free" or contain peas or lentils. The agency is investigating the connection between certain diets and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy or DCM. The vast majority of the cases involve dry dog foods. The top three most frequently cited pet food brands are: Acana, Zignature and Taste of the Wild.
DCM most commonly impacts larger breeds. The most frequently reported breeds are golden retrievers, great Dane's and Labrador retrievers. Click here for a full list of the foods and the complete report