The research presented does not show a dietary link between grain free diets (or any specific ingredient) and the occurrence of DCM. While grain free diets are heavily represented in the data, the exact cause of recently reported incidents of DCM has not yet been identified, and it is possible that multiple factors are playing a role, including genetic predisposition.
Since the FDA’s initial DCM report was released in 2018, more than 14 million bags of Taste of the Wild dog food were produced and sold in the United States. While 53 is a small number of incidences in comparison to the number of dogs eating Taste of the Wild, we do not want to minimize what the affected dogs and their pet parents have experienced. Our top priority is, and always will be, to provide pets with quality, safe food that meets all federal and state regulatory guidelines.