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Those of you heavily invested in dogs (as we are) have probably heard about the FDA and DCM as it relates to grain-free dog foods and boutique (BEG) diets causing heart disease. You may also have heard a lot about Dr. Judy Morgan and want to know if she is a legitimate, trustworthy source of information.

This topic is a HOT one and we’re coming in with all the tea. What prompted this post?

Oh, just Dr. Judy Morgan (an influencer) posting something that was blatantly anti-science and having thousands of followers blindly follow her without any critical thinking.

It’s been months since I wrote this post, and now Dr. Morgan has launched a profitable smear campaign against all dog kibble.

Dr. Morgan is a controversial figure in the world of veterinary medicine, and if you follow her, or want to know if she’s a reliable source of information, this post is for you.

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Is Dr. Judy Morgan a Legitimate Veterinarian?

Dr. Judy Morgan is a licensed veterinarian in at least one state. From what we understand she no longer practices medicine the traditional way.

U.S. law prohibits her from diagnosing and treating disease via telehealth or online consultations in most cases, so she generally sticks to ‘nutritional consultations’.

On her website, Dr. Morgan highlights her certifications of unknown origin in chiropractic care, acupuncture, and food therapy, which are all offered with a “holistic” mindset.

Dr. Morgan makes her money through affiliate links and speaking engagements, as well as by selling “holistic” supplements, food, recipes, books, and online nutrition courses.

Despite claiming to be a nutrition expert, Dr. Morgan is NOT actually boarded in nutrition. That title is reserved for a select few veterinarians who complete a nutrition residency, pass rigorous exams and present legitimate nutrition research. She has done none of these things.

This wouldn’t normally be an issue, except that she promotes herself as a nutrition expert and goes on to actively denounce the opinions, studies, research, and mentoring provided by veterinary professionals with much more advanced credentials in nutrition than she has.

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Dr. Morgan, Dr. Becker, and Holistic Pet Care

You may have heard a few big names in the “holistic pet care” community. Dr. Morgan, Dr. Karen Becker, and Dr. Marty come to mind.

What does the word “holistic” mean?

“It is characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of an illness.”

Holistic pet care, an approach that evaluates the animal’s whole body health, absolutely has a place. Most people use many “holistic” and whole-food approaches in their own home!

For example, we address exhaustion by eating a healthier diet and nailing down the reasons for the anxiety that keeps us up at night. Or we might choose ibuprofen to tackle a severe headache, and chase it with lemon water to aid in digestive upset.

We give our dogs Olewo carrots to help with loose stools and fish oil to help with coat and skin health.

The idea of holistic pet care is a good one, actually a great one.
The word “holistic”, however, has been bastardized.

Through marketing, people have come to believe that something labeled as “holistic” is higher quality, better, healthier, and more natural.

Where “holistic” fails is that it’s become associated with a lot of pseudoscience and misinformation.

Being more “natural” isn’t necessarily a good thing. Arsenic is perfectly natural, for example.

The “appeal to nature fallacy” is a great discussion on this very thing. (Read more about this topic HERE).

Unfortunately, “holistic” is an unregulated term. There is no legal definition and therefore, any food brand, veterinarian, practice, or supplement can claim to be “holistic”, no matter what. This term is being abused.


Pseudoscience & Cherry Picking in Holistic Pet Care

Here is where my concerns with celebrity Veterinarians such as Dr. Judy Morgan (and her “holistic” colleagues) come into play:

They often denounce evidence-based medicine and nutrition information, discredit their peers, and re-frame official statements from the FDA.

Doing so is VERY profitable for celebrity veterinarians! Click-bait style headlines drive engagement, traffic, and sales.

Keep in mind that Dr. Judy Morgan’s end goal is profits: she wants followers to purchase her supplements, books, and recipes.

That’s completely fair. We all want to make money by sharing our talents with the world. It is not to say that Dr. Morgan has never contributed valuable information and content. She has! I’m sure many people have learned valuable things that helped them with their pets.

I believe it’s essential for us to scrutinize prominent influencers, however. When their views are perceived as controversial or deviate from the mainstream, it’s crucial to dig deeper and ask additional questions. Especially if their platform relies heavily on discrediting peers who hold a more popular, or science-backed opinion on something.

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How are Pseudoscience and the FDA Reports on DCM Connected?

To put this simply, Judy Morgan is a master at interpreting and presenting research, science, and official statements to suit her needs and the desires of her followers. This is a great talent to have, but also, a really good thing to keep in mind when assessing how media and content can be used to engage, mislead, inspire, or even manipulate us.

Let’s explore this further. Grain-free diets and their potential link to Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) have become a contentious issue, sparking a debate between scientists and researchers on one side and the ‘holistic’ pet community on the other.

In December 2022 the FDA released an updated statement on its page about dietary DCM in dogs.

Dietary DCM is a complex issue, with multiple research studies having been developed to address concerns related to dogs developing heart disease on certain diets.

Because researchers have yet to pin down the reasons why it happens, many people in the holistic pet community have promoted that it’s a hoax made up by big pet food companies.

You can see the FDA DCM announcement page HERE.

The statement reads:

December 23, 2022: 

FDA does not intend to release further public updates until there is meaningful new scientific information to share. A count of reports of DCM in dogs submitted to FDA as of November 1, 2022, has been added to Questions & Answers: FDA’s Work on Potential Causes of Non-Hereditary DCM in Dogs. FDA has followed up on a subset of these reports, but is unable to investigate every report to verify or confirm the reported information. While adverse event numbers can be a potential signal of an issue with an FDA regulated product, by themselves, they do not supply sufficient data to establish a causal relationship with reported product(s). FDA continues to encourage research and collaboration by academia, veterinarians, and industry.

Let’s dig in, shall we?

The scientific and critically curated summary of the FDA statement on DCM is as follows:

  • The FDA was unable to thoroughly investigate every report (of which there were many) submitted to them
  • Adverse event numbers such as the reports submitted above could signal a problem, however, that factor alone isn’t enough to definitively create a correlation between grain-free foods and DCM
  • The research related to this topic has been passed off to researchers to continue investigating (they are more qualified than the FDA)
  • Finally, the FDA will withhold further public updates until additional scientific information is available (further updates may be incoming in the future)

On the flip side, Dr. Judy Morgan has interpreted the statement to say (paraphrased) that “the FDA called bullshit on the DCM/Grain-Free link, it doesn’t exist, it’s made up by “big dog food” to generate profits, and the discussion is over”.

These deliberate wording choices are made to trigger emotions that breed suspicion, anxiety, conspiracy theories, and distrust. The resulting emotions and beliefs can be used to manipulate and leverage entire groups of people into believing something that has absolutely no scientific backing.

She even goes on to say that “millions of pets were switched to poor quality pet food brands because big pet food companies used their influence on the FDA to make more money!“, a statement that has absolutely no proof behind it.

(Have you heard about the wellness to QAnon pipeline? It fits into this discussion. If you want some more tea, dig in HERE)


DCM & Grain-Free Dog Food

Now, if you aren’t up-and-up on the whole grain-free heart disease thing, this entire conversation may be a little confusing to you. So here is a summary:

Around 2014, board-certified veterinary cardiologists (heart doctors) noticed an alarming trend. Dogs with no genetic link to DCM were turning up with heart disease. Since then, 100’s more reports have been filed, with new ones coming weekly.

When they looked into this, most of the dogs with this disease (confirmed) had been eating boutique grain-free foods (which at the time were trending alongside boutique and “holistic” food options that were marketed as higher quality).

In 2019 the FDA released a statement citing that a handful of brands were highly associated with this correlation. Those brands included foods by Fromm, Acana, Zignature, and 4Health.

None of the implicated brands have a qualified person on staff to formulate the food they are selling.

Following the release of that statement, pulse & legume growers (whose profits largely came from dog food brands like the ones listed in the report) went to bat. Financial motivations from these farmers (note, not big dog food!) began to complicate things.

Despite this, multiple studies continued to show a correlation between nutrition and heart disease. However, the correlation, as it turns out, had little to do with a lack of grains or low taurine.

It appeared to be related to pulse ingredients (peas, potatoes, legumes, chickpeas) and their use in formulation as a whole.

In other words, it’s NOT grain-free that is the issue. Just as the FDA has said.

If a dog food brand uses a lot of peas, potatoes, beans, and chickpeas in their food, whether the food has grain or not, they often effectively replace a lot of actual meat (and certain amino acids, which are necessary for heart health) with plants.

Anybody who doesn’t think that’s a problem is fooling themselves.

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Holistic Veterinarians and Ignoring the Science

To date, multiple studies have shown that there is a link between poorly formulated foods and dogs developing heart disease. Veterinary Cardiologists also report positive outcomes for dogs with nutritional DCM, when they are switched to a properly formulated (and often grain-inclusive) diet.

The most recent study (December, 2022), indicated that every single one of 23 dogs who were fed non-traditional diets (foods with a lot of peas, potatoes, or legumes) had changes to their heart muscle.

Why is the holistic community, and influencers like Dr. Morgan ignoring the published research on this topic?

We have questions about how the “holistic” community reconciles their deep concern about a potential conspiracy within “big dog food” while overlooking the fact that many of their favored “holistic” foods lack formulation oversight from individuals with veterinary or nutrition credentials.

Those “better foods” are often co-packed in factories handling multiple brands. They aren’t better.

What leads her to dismiss the existence or significance of the nutrition-DCM link, despite numerous confirmed diagnoses, while concurrently promoting the view that veterinary flea and tick preventatives are harmful and always toxic because a handful of dogs had a negative reaction?

It’s confusing and alarming.

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One Simple Answer – Marketing Rules

Dr. Judy Morgan operates by keeping people suspicious and full of anxiety about anything mainstream or evidence-based. Vaccines, flea and tick prevention, and pet food are all targets.

It’s one thing to promote sea kelp (brown algae) for dental health (heck, my veterinarian promotes this and we use it in our home). This is a legitimate “holistic” whole food remedy that has science behind it.

It’s another to cherry pick science and studies to intentionally drive mistrust for veterinary medicine and pet foods that are backed by dedicated teams of highly educated and experienced researchers and boarded nutritionists.

If only Dr. Morgan could stick to selling science-backed supplements (including sea kelp) and balanced home dog food recipes.

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More Information on DCM, Nutrition & Science-Backed Research

Are you with us? Would you like to get away from pseudoscience?
I will add to this list as more information becomes available:

All Trades DVM Famous DCM Timeline

Is the DCM Debate Over?

Report Nutritional DCM to the FDA (yes, they are still accepting reports!)

Comparison of Echocardiograms Between Dogs Fed Traditional vs. Non-Traditional Diets

Veterinary Science and the FDA

Tufts University Petfoodology

Balance It (Balanced Home Cooked Diets Calculator)

Holistic Veterinarians and Therapeutic Diets

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Should I Feed My Dog Grain Free?

Only you can decide.

It makes no sense to feed dogs a diet that is comprised mostly of peas, potatoes, and legumes in place of meat.

Unfortunately, most grain-free foods are loaded with those ingredients. If they aren’t loaded, they are also often from companies that don’t employ qualified staff to formulate the diet.

We recommend feeding a large or giant breed dry diet from an established brand with a large market share such as Purina, Royal Canin, Hill’s, Iams, or Eukanuba and thoughtfully supplementing the diet with balanced fresh or canned foods to reduce the risk of bloat.

Some extremely dedicated, educated owners who are working with veterinary nutritionists may also be interested in looking into fully home-cooked diets.

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Dr. Judy Morgan and the Purina Panic

This paragraph is a new update to this post, as of January 2024.

A now-debunked viral post on Facebook (December 2023) speculating that “toxic levels of metal” in Purina Pro Plan killed a dog became the kindling for what I call the “Purina Panic”.

People who read that viral post shared it with commentary such as “See, I keep telling you Purina is bad, when will you listen?”

The fire grew. As people read it, they began to be concerned that their pet’s health problems were caused by Purina, so they shared their story.

Vomiting? Purina.

Diarrhea? Purina.

Bad dreams? Purina

Weakness? Purina

You get the idea. A Facebook group, with Dr. Judy Morgan as an administrator and “veterinary expert” became a hub for this activity. The group exploded almost overnight, with thousands of people joining to blame their pet’s random health problems on Purina.

Some dogs had died of Parvo. Their deaths were blamed on Purina, and Dr. Morgan and her loyal advocates were there to swoop in and provide the solution. Seizures are a common genetic disorder, but Purina is taking the blame.

Conveniently, all members need to do is visit Dr. Morgans’s website for courses and supplements to detox their pets.

The group is convinced that a “recall is coming” and claims that thousands of dogs have definitively been harmed or killed by Purina pet foods. Meanwhile, the group leadership is discouraging people from sharing their pet’s medical records with the FDA or with Purina and has told them not to get the food tested, either.

I’m going to make a controversial statement here. This anti-Purina rhetoric is nothing more than profit-driven fear-mongering, and the activity of the group promoting the panic is scarily suspicious of cult behavior.

I have many thoughts on the topics of social panic and cult-like behavior, which I cover more in-depth in our new blog post “Is Purina Making Sogs Sick”. You can read that HERE.

I suppose I haven’t truly summarized why Dr. Morgan is so concerning to the pet community, but if you’ve made it this far into my post, please leave a comment! We’d love to hear from you, no matter which side of the fence you stand on. Unlike the Purina Panic group, we don’t shut down our critics. All we ask is that you bring critical thinking and an open mind to the table.


Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as a substitute for professional veterinary advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 

17 Responses

  1. This article is using Dr. Morgan to make Great Dane parents feel better about feeding dry FEED versus real food. Dead dogs are your evidence. I trust Dr. Morgan implicitly with the health and well being of my dogs. Take your chances if you will…there are safer kibble alternatives than Purina.

    1. Purina is fed to 46 million dogs every single day. Unlike nearly all other brands (save for a few), it’s manufactured in owned facilities and subjected to 100,000 quality checks every day during all phases of production. It’s backed by a lot of science and research, and created at the hands of NUMEROUS highly qualified veterinary nutritionists, food scientists, researchers, and quality control specialists. Those people don’t want dead dogs on their resumes. Logically, that wouldn’t make sense for them OR for Purina’s bottom line.

      All of the reports that Purina and other dry foods from big companies are killing pets are completely unsubstantiated. Numerous veterinarians and other experts have completely debunked this. The current Purina panic is driven by influencers like Dr. Judy Morgan looking to push traffic and sales to their platforms by inciting fear, anxiety, and panic in pet owners.

      There is absolutely nothing wrong with properly formulated dry diets for dogs, and it’s worth noting that kibble is the only reason millions of people can feed their dogs a safe, affordable, and nutritious meal every day. We do not subscribe to the elitist or classist position that “kibble is bad/toxic/deadly and fresh is good”.

      1. So let me tell you about Nestle Ralston Purina in a different context. I am a Sheltie Breeder who happens to also be a Board Certified Lactation Consultant for over 32 years. I have watched with amazement how Nestle and other formula producers have destroyed the health of humans by touting infant formula as just like Breastmilk to the Medical Profession and Parents to Be. And yes, there is research to back all of what I say up, plenty of it. And then came the purchase of Ralston Purina by Nestles and I watched as they did exactly the same to Vets and Dog Owners with their dog foods. Believe it or not there are recalls constantly because something got into the batches of Infant formula…glass, bacteria, etc. And the same thing happens to their dog foods and many times it is not caught with quality control until a dog or a human finds it or gets sick from it. Did you know if you give your puppy buyers samples of dog food, you are advertising for that company. Why do you think they provide you with free kits. It is called direct marketing. That is also why these companies send reps to visit the Pediatrician, OB, the Vet Offices so that they advertise or promote their products to their patients. They bring the staff lunch, give free talks, and give them gifts. All in the name of the Almighty Dollar! Billion Dollar Industry who have great power and influence in our government.

        1. Hi Sharon. Thanks for your comment. I hesitated to approve your comment as I’m not interested in our blog being a platform for people to disseminate shaming or misinformation, but I think this is an important discussion.

          I nursed my son through toddlerhood. But the first several months of breastfeeding were exceptionally difficult for both of us. He screamed and screamed. As a matter of fact, at one point our lactation consultant said “I’ve never seen this before and don’t actually know how to help you“. Our lactation journey was exceptionally difficult.

          It was the lactation consultants, midwives, and judgmental mothers promoting the idea that I would harm my child for life if he had one drop of formula, who made the situation that much worse. Did I power through? Yes. Did the ‘experts’ cause me untold, unfounded, and unnecessary anxiety about formula to fit their agenda of “breast is best”? Yup.

          Did my son suffer in frustration and hunger, all because I was buying into the marketing being fed to me by the anti-formula crowd? You bet. I look back on that with ANGER and regret. All I needed to do was supplement him with formula and get over the hump. But they shamed me for even considering it. They made it so that the idea of giving him formula made my stomach ill.

          Are you ok with that? Because the anti-formula rhetoric is tired. As a mother, I’m tired. As a pet owner, I’m tired. We are sick of people coming in and flat out shaming people (mothers, pet owners) for choosing to do anything other than what they consider to be “natural” or “holistic”. It’s predatory, and exactly the kind of behavior that we are calling Dr. Judy Morgan out on.

          It’s a luxury and a privilege to be able to afford a lactation consultant. The job security of that position hinges, in some part, on people being scared to use formula. The ‘direct marketing’ being used by people who hold such opinions is powerful; it preys on emotion and anxiety.

          Breastfeeding is great. I’m glad I did it, but I’m so grateful for science and properly formulated alternatives, too. If only I could turn back time, and not allow the “breast is best” people to take advantage of my young naivety and anxieties as they did.

          You don’t have to like Nestle baby formula or pet foods. Nobody is forcing you to feed those foods. But the brand, formula, and kibble shaming is out of hand, especially when you consider how many billions of lives are fed, nourished, and even saved by Nestle products (dogs, cats, humans). This includes medical formulas. Nestle is too big of a company to harm or kill pets and people with dangerous products; they have exceptional quality control because they have to.

          Believe what you want, I’m not here to change your mind about formula or about Nestle (experience tells me that some people are just not ready for that discussion). But our blog comments are not a place where blatant mother/formula shaming and predatory “holistic” marketing are allowed to live.

          (For those interested in learning about how the current stories about “Purina making pets sick” are unsubstantiated and being used in a predatory manner, read our blog post HERE).

          1. I am saddened by your experience with people in my Human profession. I agree Infant formula does have its place. It is needed to save lives and it is necessary when breastfeeding challenges arise. Like you said…To get you through and it did you and it did for me in 1983 with my 1st child. Hence, why I went into the profession. There were no LC available to me at that time. Fortunately, today, IBCLCs are available and are covered by most insurance. I work for WIC (food supplemental program, income based). So even women who do not have insurance coverage are able to get consults for FREE. (Btw I do free phone consults for those that fall between the cracks). So back to Dog Food. At the risk of being tossed off of your blog, I am a Raw Feeder 25+ years. I switched my agility dachshund due to multiple shoulder issues on the A Frame. That is all that it took for me to be hooked. She built muscle in those shoulders and her in her rear and she never had issues again. Boy, did I spend a ton in Chiropractic before the switch. After only maintenance was necessary. She retired at 11 and passed at 18. So, then my other 2 were switched as well and the oldest little girl lived 19 yrs and survived rectal cancer. So now, I show and breed shelties and they get the same. That is my choice. I understand that each pet owner has the right to decide what is best for their animals, but it is irresponsible for the companies that supply the kibbles to not source the best for the products they put on the market and not to warn the public of contamination quickly when issues are reported and to hide the fact that it may even be happening. I do have to end my response by telling you that Dr. Judy Morgan was my Vet for many many years before she retired and left the community. She practiced western and Chinese medicine. I will defend her always as she is a super person and highly educated Vet with many years of practice who only has your animal in her best interest. She is fighting for the health of our animals by working to hold the Kibble Companies accountable. Much of her work is on her own dollar. And FYI I fed Raw way before she made the switch so who influenced who? I may never know.

          2. No worries, I will not toss people off my blog as long as they are open to reasonable discussion. 🙂 Thank you for acknowledging that formula has its place. Unfortunately, that is not the narrative fed to mothers from a large percentage of the “holistic”, “wellness”, and “natural birthing” community.

            From a personal standpoint, if a parent is to use formula for their baby, I believe it’s unwise to choose anything other than a well-established brand backed by a ton of research and science. Way too many small companies are throwing together infant formulas in large factories that co-pack several other “natural brands”. How do we know those formulas are bioavailable? Safe? Clean? We don’t, because those companies are much less likely to be participating in extensive quality control, lab testing, and ongoing analysis based on current research.

            Their goal is often only to put together a formula that makes a human feel good about buying it – regardless if it’s actually the healthier choice or not. We see the same thing in pet foods. Expensive boutique foods being promoted as the key to health, from companies that don’t even own their own factory let alone have any allegiance to research, nutrition science, and lab analysis.

            Are there some good “holistic” brands? Possibly. But that doesn’t make Similac and other major players “bad”.

            I think the thing I’m most baffled about is that many in the “anti-Nestle” community seem to be willing to give these smaller brands a pass on proving their product, simply because they have appealing marketing (“natural”, “holistic”, “better ingredients”). Just because they SAY they are better and healthier, doesn’t mean they are.

            I’ve dug into this, a lot, and it’s a flat myth that Purina is shoving any reported issues under the rug and attempting to hide it from consumers. Show me proof that this is happening? I keep seeing people claim it. How is it possible for a company that does 100,000 quality checks every day, runs lab analysis on ingredients and finished product, and maintains records of every production run for at least a year missing something SO big?

            If there was a problem, I’m 100% confident that Purina would issue a recall. They don’t need to though. Did you see that they had their Pro Plan Sensitive tested at two different labs, and both were clean? Did you see that they went through a years worth of their lab and quality analysis, as well as consumer reports that were made, to look for problems they might have missed? If you missed it, here is a blog post we wrote.

            People wouldn’t know that if you only listened to Dr. Morgan and the “Saving Pets” group, though. That group wants people to believe Purina just doesn’t care and is hiding something.

            Purina is telling everybody what they’ve done to prove their food is safe, and Dr. Morgan is making sure that nobody believes them.

            Why? What is her goal?

            To build her community, keep engagement up, drive panic and anxiety, and keep people purchasing her food, supplements, and courses.

            To touch on your point about your dogs living long healthy lives on the therapies and foods you’ve chosen, that’s great. I have no problem with raw food. Millions live long, healthy lives on Purina and Nestle baby formula, too. I have no problem with people choosing raw, homemade, etc. if it works for them and for their pets.

            Our problem lies 100% with predatory influencers, deliberately capitalizing on parents worries, to profit. Dr. Morgan does this blatantly; she doesn’t even hide it. We can disprove many of her claims with actual science. She actively discredits and denounces her peers (other veterinarians). Many of those peers have more qualifications than she does.

            The fact that she stands in a minority opinion among her peers (who, unlike her are still actively practicing in a clinical setting), is a red flag.

            I appreciate that you like her a lot, and I’m sure in some ways she absolutely does care about animals and their humans. Perhaps at one time she held more moderate views…but it’s clear she’s gone far off the deep end with many things.

            This blog does not (and will not) hold space for veterinarians that spread misinformation for a living.

      2. Thank you for sharing this information . Their Facebook groups ban anyone that asks @ question of any kind not supporting their narrative. It was very disconcerting being in their and seeing the unsubstantiated fear mongering . I feel sorry for anyone loosing their pets but watching them actively discourage their members from sharing vet records , necropsies etc is a big red flag . I would not trust their promoted lab to analyze my dog food . They’ve caused their members to turn away from vet care likely causing more deaths . I could go on and on .

        1. Great comment, Janet, thank you! One of my big concerns is definitely that the Saving Pets group is bullying and banning anybody who asks questions, demands transparency, or doesn’t step in line with their recommendations.

          It’s disheartening to witness the group embracing and promote the belief that veterinarians are untrustworthy or uneducated.

  2. Great article. Thank you for promoting science and research. Thank you for linking to reputable sites like Petfoodology and AllTradesDVM. May I also suggest SkeptVet and NutritionRVN for more science backed nutritional content.

  3. Thank you for providing this information. I have asked on “Saving Pets One at a Time” show the proof. Autopsy reports. Our dogs have always bern healthy and lived to 16…Aussies and Corgis. There are controversies and opinions on all food…even human. It is definitely causing fear among pet owners. People need to do their research using legit websites and make their own decisions. I just appreciate your insight and trust my vet completely.

    1. Thank you for your comment, we appreciate hearing from people who are level-headed about this. Controversy will always be a part of the pet food discussion. We know many healthy, thriving dogs that eat Purina, Hill’s, and Royal Canin foods and living long healthy lives in the process. That speaks. I too fully trust my vet!

  4. I’ve been feeding the Purina product line from puppy chow to pro plan for several decades . I can honestly say I’ve not once had an issue . I’m feeding 7 products listed by them as having caused illness and death . My dogs are healthy . If the foods that bad why aren’t mine affected . I was attacked for saying this . Told I didn’t love my dogs and I was worshipping Purina . Thank you for sharing links to information that’s informative.

    1. I’m sorry that they (the Saving Pets group) attacked you for asking questions. This is something we have seen happen often, to many pet owners, and it’s both unfair and unnecessary. They came and tried to attack me in my comments section too, with vitriol and threats. Such actions only serve to further discredit their position on this topic; many people are skeptical of the group and that’s a big reason why.

      It is completely unacceptable that they told you that you “don’t love your dogs“. Wow, I’m so so sorry.

      Thank you for your comment, and for sharing your experience with that group.

  5. How do you justify your blog now?
    Hills getting sued for lying?



    1. Hi Sam,

      A failing boutique fad food company (Keto Naturals), run by a lawer who wants their teeny little piece of the market share, are launching a money-grubbing lawsuit over a ‘theory’ they have, and that’s proof of exactly what?

      I wrote a blog post on this, too.

      Anybody can create a lawsuit, and the links you posted are from questionable websites who make their money on fear-mongering. The actual lawsuit can be read in text HERE: Keto Naturals vs. Hill’s

      Honestly, critical thinking time again, here, please. I’m alarmed (and you should be too), that Keto Naturals is putting revenue towards this “lawsuit” instead of towards research and proving their product.

      Their ‘theory’ behind the lawsuit is that the DCM scare was made up to bolster sales that were lost to these small boutique food companies.

      Do you really truly believe that a brand like Keto Naturals, whose yearly revenue is absolutely nothing (around $1 million, from what I can find) compared to Hill’s 2023 $4.2 Billion dollar yearly revenue, is SUCH a threat to Hill’s that they “made up” the DCM thing?

      It’s literally wild that Keto Naturals really think Purina/Hill’s/Royal Canin were so threatened by their cute little company. Even combined with a bunch of other fledgling boutique food companies, they are small and inconsequential.

      You can do better than this. Stop buying into the fear mongering.

  6. Thank you for shedding light on the complexities surrounding pet nutrition and the influence of various figures in the industry. Your thorough analysis helps pet owners make informed decisions for their furry companions.

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