Dana Brooks. Photo courtesy of the Pet Food Institute.
Consequently, some say the conversation around DCM and grain-free food is deeply divided, with each side claiming the other is serving competing agendas and prioritizing industry relationships over scientific integrity and the lives of pets.
“This became such an emotional issue,” said Dana Brooks, CEO of the Pet Food Institute, whose members produce most of the pet foods and treats in the US. “We’re scrambling to try to even determine what’s going on.”