Press Releases BSM Partners Encourages Scientific Community to Perform Controlled, Original Research on Diet and DCM in Dogs “It is important that we fully understand the true causes of DCM…” Published 7 months ago on June 29, 2020 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet (PRESS RELEASE) OAK PARK, IL — BSM Partners, the leading pet care research and consulting firm, calls on their peers in the veterinary, veterinary cardiology, animal nutrition, and related fields to undertake studies that produce appropriately controlled, original research to determine the relationship between canine diets and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). This follows BSM Partners’ self-funded, peer-reviewed literature review of more than 150 publications that appeared in the June 2020 issue of the Journal of Animal Science. “To be clear, our review article in the Journal of Animal Science is not original research, this article is an examination and summary of existing published research. While we found no definitive relationship between grain-free, legume-rich diets and DCM, we firmly believe that more original research is needed,” said Dr. Renee Streeter, DVM, DACVN, a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist and a co-author of the article. “It is important that we fully understand the true causes of DCM, and we call upon our peers to perform and publish further peer-reviewed controlled studies on this topic.” Dr. Stephanie Clark, PhD, CVT, also a co-author of the article, noted, “We encourage our peers and others concerned about canine health to read our review of existing research, and begin the important work that will ultimately improve canine health.” BSM Partners is a full-service pet care research, consulting, and strategy-to-shelf product innovation firm. BSM Partners’ research professionals collaborate with hundreds of clients ranging from the largest companies to the smallest upstart companies to formulate, review and advise on the development of hundreds of new products each year, including grain-free and grain-inclusive dog foods, treats, and supplements. Related Topics:BSM Partners click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like Dr. Renee Streeter to Lead BSM Partners Clinical Nutrition Practice Promoted Headlines Let’s Hear it for the Comfort Zone Tall Tails Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases23 hours ago Two Companies from Bend Oregon Team Up for the 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Press Releases23 hours ago New Tiki Cat Grill Pate Wet Cat Food Features Real Fish & Seafood Recipes in Broth Press Releases23 hours ago Choice Pet Products Welcomes New Territory Manager to the Team Headlines3 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Trace's Store School1 month ago Video: Trace’s Store School: How to Build Community — and Grow Revenue — with Other Businesses Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: Get Ready for Black Friday and Small-Business Saturday Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School Teaches You How to Start a Produce Co-Op for Pets Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines3 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Columns1 week ago Shelf Appeal: 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Products for Your Pet Store Hot Sellers1 week ago Holiday Toys, Bird Perches and Spa Treatments Among the Hot Sellers for November Headlines4 days ago Mars Petcare Plans $145M Expansion in Arkansas Press Releases1 week ago Coastal Pet Institutes Authorized Seller Policy Ask PETS+1 week ago What Do You Do When Employees from Other Pet Stores Come Into Your Store?