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Nicole Decrisantis

Nicci’s undergraduate and graduate education includes biology, biochemistry and nutrition. In addition, she holds professional certifications in pet nutrition, supplementation, and complementary herbal and homeopathic therapies. When she is not working at her store Northpoint Pets & Company, you will find her traveling to keep up on current research. She annually participates in summits at the University of Helsinki Finland Veterinary School (DogRisk), the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society (RFVS) in the UK and Holistic Actions in the US. She enjoys taking on a challenge and tackling controversial topics within the pet nutrition space with white papers and lecturing locally and at Police K-9 conferences in the US. She currently resides in Connecticut with her husband and 5 dogs - Beau, Taser, Dasso, Trinity and K-9 Mika.

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By: Nicole Decrisantis   November 11th, 2019

Grain-Free Diets and DCM: Some Truths Behind the Hype

Pet Nutrition | Health & Wellness

Original Post by: NorthPoint Pets & Company A few months have passed since the FDA released a report about a potential relationship between grain-free pet foods and Dilated Cardiomyopathy or, DCM. We've all had customers walk through the door with concerns, some even have those same concerns shared with their veterinarian. However, very little research and data are available surrounding this potential relationship, and some within the industry have failed to recognize a greater problem. DCM is just one of many concerns pet owners have to face, along with cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, and allergies just to name a few. The reality is that hyper-focusing on avoiding any one of these can increase the risk for the others. 

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