Legumes are a branch of the plant family. They include beans, nuts, lentils, and peas. They are rich in protein but low in fat. Research indicates that Pea Protein, Pea fiber could lead to lower sperm counts.

Here are some legumes commonly used in dog food:
Peas, Pea Protein, Pea Starch, Pea Fiber, Split Peas, Whole Peas, Yellow Peas, or Green Peas.
Red Lentils, Green Lentils, or Lentil Fiber.
Pinto Beans, Green Beans, or Red Beans.
Kidney Beans, Navy Beans, or Lima Beans.
Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

Legumes, Peas, and Potatoes and the FDA warning:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients. FDA

The brands are ordered by the number of cases linked to them, which ranged from a high of 67 to 10:
  1. Acana
  2. Zignature
  3. Taste of the Wild
  4. 4Health
  5. Earthborn Holistic
  6. Blue Buffalo
  7. Nature’s Domain
  8. Fromm
  9. Merrick
  10. California Natural
  11. Natural Balance
  12. Orijen
  13. Nature’s Variety
  14. NutriSource
  15. Nutro
  16. Rachael Ray Nutrish

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