As more dogs die, pea lobbyists muzzle FDA; FDA continues information blackout of often fatal heart condition tied to dogs’ diets; in new statement, FDA says hundreds of dogs’ cases ‘not relevant’

On Friday, Feb. 11, writing from the email address “AskCVM,” normally used by the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine to field questions from the public through its website — and not an email address this publication uses to communicate with individuals at the FDA — FDA’s “Anonymous” reversed what had been a long-standing policy regarding the release of basic health data and refused to say how many diagnosed DCM cases had been reported to date, declaring that this information had somehow become “not relevant.”