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    DefaultOmnivore or carnivore?

    What is a dog?

    Is it omnivore or carnivore?

    We have a debate on a danish forum, so I was just wandering, what the opinion is here?
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    DefaultRe: Omnivore or carnivore?

    Carnivore, but not a true obligate carnivore like a cat. Cats need meat in their diet, dogs technically can live without it. That does not make them omnivorous though. Obviously the optimum diet for a dog is meat based, and everything about their anatomy and physiology is that of a carnivore.

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    DefaultRe: Omnivore or carnivore?

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    DefaultRe: Omnivore or carnivore?

    Here's a good article on this posted by a vet on his website. This vet used to post occasionally on the other lab forum in the raw section but I haven't seen him post here on this board:

    http://www.dogtorj.net/id51.html

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    DefaultRe: Omnivore or carnivore?

    There really isn't much to debate once one looks into the mouth of a dog :educated:
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    DefaultRe: Omnivore or carnivore?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlab
    Here's a good article on this posted by a vet on his website. This vet used to post occasionally on the other lab forum in the raw section but I haven't seen him post here on this board:

    http://www.dogtorj.net/id51.html

    Excellent article

    thanks for sharing
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    DefaultRe: Omnivore or carnivore?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4yelloweyedogs
    Quote Originally Posted by jlab
    Here's a good article on this posted by a vet on his website. This vet used to post occasionally on the other lab forum in the raw section but I haven't seen him post here on this board:

    http://www.dogtorj.net/id51.html

    Excellent article

    thanks for sharing
    Yes, I thought it was one of the best articles on raw feeding in general. It pulled in all the elements you can find elsewhere and put them in a logical order with good explanations. Anyone reading that article would be hard pressed not to think that raw feeding is one of the best things you can do to raise a healthy dog with a high quality of life even into old age.

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