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    DefaultSilly things that vets say...

    Thankfully this wasn't our normal vet... but the one we saw when Ender had an infection near his eye...

    "Raw diet isn't natural"

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    "Dogs need grains"
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    Ho boy. :


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    Ok! Has he ever seen a wolf grazing in a wheat or corn field?!
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    "Raw diet isn't natural"
    What the heck is then? cooked and processed dry food? not that I have anything against dry (I also feed it!) but if raw isn't natural...? :


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    DefaultRe: Silly things that vets say...

    This was the same vet that said Ender was fat... hahahaha. (not our normal vet) She also gave Eric the "ear infection" speech before even looking in Ender's ears and then was surprised that his were clear. Maybe she just expects all labs to have yeasty ears and too much fat... I dunno.

    Our normal vet said, "Oh we have several clients doing that... as long as it works for Ender that's great... seems like it has really cleared up his issues"
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    What is with this grain thing??? I had a vet tell me just the other day that dogs were omnivores and needed grain more than meat.

    I have no training in this area at all but it seems to me that just by looking at the type of teeth they have you wouldn't think they were much into grains!

    Is it a new fad or something/

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    : Wow

    Wonder where he got his degree? :-\

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Boys Mom
    Ok! Has he ever seen a wolf grazing in a wheat or corn field?!
    Actually, coyotes do eat corn, and I have seen a wild canid eating in a corn field. Not a year goes by that we don't hunt coyotes out of our and our neighbor's corn fields. I don't equate that to being a need, and I don't think any evidence exists that grains are a requirement, but they do eat them...even in the wild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam I Am
    What is with this grain thing??? I had a vet tell me just the other day that dogs were omnivores and needed grain more than meat.
    I see the teeth of a carnivore--designed for ripping and tearing meat.
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    DefaultRe: Silly things that vets say...

    They're not obligate carnivores which is why their teeth aren't the same as many carnivores. They can, and do, eat non-meat items in the wild - however, they're closer to a carnivore than an omnivore (like us). That's why you can find sources that support either view (omnivore or carnivore) because they do have characteristics of both.

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