What Does Science Say about Grains for Dogs? 

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From the V-dog blog:

For starters, one of the biggest misconception among dog lovers is the idea that dogs are carnivores. According to a study by the University of Maine, “The dog is a subspecies of the grey wolf as Canis lupus familiaris, and classified in the order as Carnivora. Despite public belief, the dog is in fact not a true carnivore; the dog is an indifferent omnivore…This means that dogs have carnivorous traits with sharp teeth and meat drive, but also have the omnivore digestive traits with an ability to break down carbohydrate feeds.”

Through evolution, dogs gained the ability to digest and utilize starch 28 time more effectively than wolves through the AM2BY gene.

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