Kursten Pierce, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), is a veterinary cardiologist at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She is currently pursuing a fellowship in interventional cardiology. Dr. Pierce previously taught at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, where she also completed a cardiology residency. Dr. Pierce has authored several book chapters and articles. Her interests include congenital and acquired heart diseases in cats and dogs, cardiac biomarkers, and interventional cardiology.
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Diet-Associated DCM with Dr. Pierce
Following a discussion on the connection between dilated cardiomyopathy and BEG (boutique, exotic-ingredient, and grain-free) diets, Dr. Pierce overviews the recent FDA announcement and the kind of research the FDA conducts when they are alerted to a possible health concern. She also shares which grain-free pet foods are not included in these concerns and whether patients diagnosed with diet-associated DCM will have life-long effects.