A new study by scientists at Emory University suggests a new food for dogs could be making a dent in a disease that’s plaguing dogs worldwide.
The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, looked at how dogs in the United States were affected by a strain of canine coronavirus that has been linked to a sharp rise in the number of deaths and hospitalizations in the U.S.
A large-scale analysis of the U,S.
dog mortality rate showed that more than 2 million dogs died during the outbreak, with the most common cause being exposure to dog faeces.
The data from that analysis suggests that, as a result, people in the US have been fed a range of food and food combinations, including a mixture of food types that contain a mixture that’s made up of one or more food allergens.
The study’s authors, lead author of the paper and the University of Wisconsin-Madison assistant professor of veterinary medicine, said that the study’s findings were based on data from a cohort of 1,000 dogs and that it showed that the food combination that was most effective in reducing dog mortality was one that had been fed the same diet for the previous 12 months.
The researchers noted that they were not able to measure the effect of each food combination individually, but instead used the data from the entire cohort.
The food that had the highest mortality rate was the dog’s main diet, such as grass-fed beef, lamb or chicken.
This diet contained a mix of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, such that it was a combination of the three main ingredients of food, said lead author Joanna Hargrove, PhD, a veterinarian in the Emory School of Veterinary Medicine.
Hargroves, who is also a researcher at the National Institutes of Health, said the study is not the first to show that a food composition can have a positive effect on the health of a dog.
The Food and Drug Administration is currently investigating the potential benefits of various combinations of food additives on dog health.
The team of researchers looked at the dogs’ food consumption history, and they found that dogs that ate more meat or more of the same food group were more likely to die from the coronaviruses that cause canine coronvirus (CCV).
“Our study suggests that if we were to feed our dogs a food combination with the highest relative protein and fat content, it would reduce their mortality risk by as much as 25 percent,” Hargrot said.
“We’ve been studying this for years, but we’ve never seen anything like this before.”
The study is the first of its kind to compare the effect that food composition had on dogs’ survival from a coronaviral outbreak in humans, said study co-author Dr. John Hargrop, an assistant professor at Emry’s Department of Veterinary and Environmental Medicine.
The findings of this study may have important implications for other dogs that are affected by CCV, said Hargroot, who added that there are currently no FDA-approved drugs or other therapies for treating the disease.