I found the perfect food for my dogs, they love it and I feel good about feeding it. And then, the FDA posted the 16 brands of dog food linked to canine heart disease. Yes, my premium brand was named. Now what?
The one thing that everyone can agree on is that the link from a specific food to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is complex. DCM is showing up in breeds not normally genetically predisposed to heart disease including Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Mixed Breeds, Whippets, Shih Tzus, Bulldogs and German Shepherds. Although not all dogs diagnosed with DCM had low taurine levels, most dogs caught early have improvement of clinical signs and reversal of cardiac changes when supplemented with taurine.
InClover announces BioVibrant™, the simple, daily supplement with the bioactive source of natural taurine and its amino acid building blocks. BioVibrant combines natural methionine, a precursor to taurine that a dog cannot make and must be supplied in the diet, along with cysteine, a taurine precursor and powerful detoxifier. BioVibrant also contains L-carnitine to protect against cardiomyopathy. This powerful combination of bioactive taurine, methionine, cysteine and carnitine provide the missing piece for heart health.
New BioVibrant powder gives you the option to add a daily supplement to your dog’s food. And, the peace of mind that you are supporting optimal health.
If you do decide to switch foods, please remember to use Optagest® for the transition and consider including BioVibrant into your feeding regimen.