WackyJacki wrote:B) A dog's digestive system hasn't changed, despite their being domesticated. They are still carnivores, through and through like the wolves they came from.
WackyJacki wrote:I am curious where that information comes from, because I have always read that their digestive systems are virtually identical? I realize that dogs are opportunistic of course.
If you could provide the studies/science behind the differences in their digestive systems and dietary requirements I would be genuinely interested in seeing them. (I'm not saying that to be snarky, I really am curious!)
cinder06 wrote:My sister asked her vet what would be the best dog food for her dogs because she was using a all natural dog food, and the vet said that all this all natural stuff is not good for the dogs and its not natural.
He said that dogs need by product in their system because that is what they ate in the wild. Dead animal pieces.
He said they need the corn because thats how everyone made their meals back in the settler times, they smashed the corn, and made corn meal and it was fed to the dogs too.
I think this sounds...dumb . He told her to start buying Hills Science Diet, its what they sell in like every vet place around here.
I think he was totally just trying to sell a bag, becuase by product is all the cut off parts of animals right?? smashed up into dog food?? How is that natural , when did wild dogs find by product in the wild??
And the corn? I'm sure dogs ate scraps like they do now, but they need corn meal?
Misskiwi67 wrote:Euthanized pets found in dog foods is a myth... there was a study over 10 years ago that DNA tested 20 of the most popular dog foods and found NO dog, cat or horse DNA in the foods. They did find other meats that weren't supposed to be there, like chicken in the beef food, but that was it.
some might say my dog lived to 12 or 15years, on pedigree or science diet and he was fine..
kagnew wrote:My oldest Pug will be 15 in February. He has been raw fed for 4 years. He is virtually odorless. Thick, velvety, glossy coat. He has fewer teeth than he started with, but the ones he has look good and work fine. I don't bathe my dogs. At all. The last time I bathed one of my dogs was 2 years ago when our Lab, Bear (RIP) was skunked. People stop us out in public and ask why our dogs don't smell and how we get their coats so soft and touchable.
kagnew wrote:Yeesh - sorry. There I go. I just feel so passionately about this issue. I absolutely respect (most) vets. They have a great deal of very expensive education and (most) care passionately about animals. I absolutely defer to their expertise and experience when my pets are ill or injured. But I do not apologize for the fact that I have a real problem with the peddling of poor quality nutrition.
Donning flame-retardant suit and stepping off (no climbing down from) my soapbox...
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