Sharing food with your dog

13 Oct 2010 | by | Posted in: Wag Wiki

Mistaken idea about feeding dogs no. 1: “My dog eats what I eat.”

Why is it wrong? Many owners anthropomorphize their dogs. They don’t know or pretend not to know, that dogs have different dietary habits than humans.

Dogs are carnivores, although not strict carnivores; they are omnivores. They digest high-quality vegetable proteins as well as animal proteins, but can also assimilate large quantities of fat, unlike humans. Dogs tolerate starch as an energy source only if it is completely cooked and in a proportion that takes their physiological limitations into account.

A dog’s vitamin and mineral needs are also very different from those of its owner (a puppy, for example, needs 400% less vitamin D than a human baby).

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