Whippet Health Information

Whippet Health Information

Whippet Health Information: Cardiac Disease and Certain Diets

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine’s Investigation into a Possible Connection Between Diet and Canine Heart Disease (updated 8-10-2018)

It’s Not Just Grain-Free: An Update on Diet-Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy (update to next article)

A broken heart: Risk of heart disease in boutique or grain-free diets and exotic ingredients

Letter from Dr. Joshua Stern Taurine-DCM-Letter-from-Dr.-Joshua-Stern-UCD (UC Davis) about Taurine-deficient Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in Golden Retrievers including recommended evaluation, laboratory testing and reporting.

Taurine-Deficient Dilated Cardiomyopathy Facebook Group – Many references and documents available in the Files section
The purpose of this group is to discuss and share information concerning Taurine-Deficient Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) among Breeders, Nutritionists, Food company representatives and members of the DVM and research community.

Whole Dog Journal opinion editorial on ingredients  https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/blog/Please-Dont-Panic-About-the-Grain-Free-Thing-21893-1.html

Whippet Health Information: Additional Links for Whippet Cardiac Information

Whippet Health Foundation http://www.whippethealth.org/

Current Whippet Health Studies http://www.whippethealth.org/Studies.aspx

2014 WHF Cardiac Study Update (Stepien, R. L.)

2017 WHF Published Cardiac Study (Stepien, R. L.) Prevalence and diagnostic characteristics of non-clinical mitral regurgitation murmurs in North American Whippets

2015 Mitral Valve Disease Study Update (Stern, J.) Severity of Mitral Valve Degeneration Is Associated with Chromosome 15 Loci in Whippet Dogs

Supporting Whippets And Their Friends With CHF And Heart Problems Facebook Group

OFA Cardiac Database  https://www.ofa.org/diseases/other-diseases/cardiac-disease

Find a ACVIM Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologist

Canine Health Clinics List and Calendar (provided by Cavalier Health)