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Despite much discussion regarding the hypothesized link between grain-free and legume-rich diets and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), more data is needed to draw sound conclusions about the relationship between nutrition and canine cardiac disease.   

To better understand this issue, BSM Partners has made a significant commitment to develop and implement multiple scientific studies. These include original research related to: 





BSM Partners has submitted new data on DCM incidence to a peer-reviewed journal for publication. The manuscript can be found here.

Dr. Eva Oxford of BSM Partners discussed the DCM incidence data in an op-ed that appeared in the November 2020 issue of Pet Age. 




BSM’s scientists will be examining amino acid levels in the cardiac and skeletal muscle of dogs and how dogs absorb amino acids from different types of diets.