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The Omnivorous Dog Part 2: Macro Nutrient Requirements Don’t Lie

Last time, I gave you a very generalized overview on the dog’s [very limited] ability to physically digest plant materials. This time we’re going to look at the macro nutrient requirements of the omnivorous dog. As you know, macro nutrients are those nutrients required in the greatest amounts: protein, fats and carbohydrates. Proteins and fats […]

The Omnivorous Dog Part 1: Digestion of Plants

Is the dog an omnivore?  I guess is it depends on your definition of “omnivore’. To most of us, an omnivore eats both meat and plants.  Alas!  This ‘definition’ is incorrect! Any organism can eat any food, but whether or not a particular organism can reduce a food item to the point where nutrients can […]