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?
Jeanette and Luna. Sleep tight Oliver, our little kitty, thank you for 15 great years
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.
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
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:
There really isn't much to debate once one looks into the mouth of a dog :educated:
To err is human:To forgive, canine."
Originally Posted by jlab
thanks for sharing
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
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.Originally Posted by 4yelloweyedogs