Comparing Dog Foods

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Dogs are carnivores.Their digestive system, from the mouth through their intestines, is designed to cope with a meat diet. The dog's teeth are adapted to tear food into swallow able sized chunks rather than to grind the food, and there stomachs can digest food in this state.

Dogs have probably evolved from animals that lived a diet of other animals. However, as with the fox in modern times, meat was not always viable to them, and the dog is able also to digest and survive on a diet that is mostly vegetable, but complete absence of meat is likely to lead to nutritional deficiencies.

Food, whether for dogs or humans, have to supply energy, from which, as well as being the movement, the animals body derives heat, materials for growth and repair, and substances that support these activities. For dogs this involves a satisfactory mixture of the major nutrients-carbohydrates, fats and proteins-in proportions similar to those required for a healthy human diet, they must also have a sufficient intake of the miner nutrients vitamins and minerals- in proportions hat do differ significantly from the need of humans.
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For many years the so-called moist diets held a major part of the market, they are the tinned foods seen on every supermarket shelf. Over the past few years comparing other types of food have filtered the market. Complete dry feeds are becoming increasingly popular. They need minimal preparation- if so desired; they can simply be poured into a dog bowl and given to the dog. Only very slightly more demanding is to pour hot water to moisten the
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