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Can dogs be vegetarian?

Can Dogs Be Vegetarian? Biology, Nutrition, and Dietary Evolution

A few decades ago, the question of dogs on a vegetarian diet would hardly cross anyone’s mind. Dogs are the descendants of domesticated wolves, so a meat-based diet is what they would choose for themselves. It’s been many centuries since dogs could pick their own diet, though, so the responsibility for their nutrition now lies solely with their guardians. The diet of any modern dog is shaped significantly by his owners’ personal beliefs and lifestyle practices.

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Dog Dementia: Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) In Aging Dogs

Aging affects all organs in the body, including the brain. It physiologically changes as our pet ages — it becomes smaller and lighter, often with a slightly reduced blood flow. Not every dog’s brain ages in the same way, though. There are significant changes in a senior dog’s brain that are developing cognitive dysfunction.

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Ready to Move from Kibble to Raw? Discover the Right Way to Make the Switch!

It takes time for the microbiotic makeup of your dog’s gut to change in order to account for a new diet. A slow transition helps ensure that the right organisms have time to populate the gut lining before the diet change is complete. This helps avoid diarrhea, excess gas, and gut pain.

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How to Improve Your Dog’s Kibble Diet

The results showed dogs fed the standard diet had more yearly veterinarian visits on average, and their owners reported gastrointestinal, mobility, and behavioral issues at higher rates than owners feeding the alternative two diets. The most commonly reported health issue among the dogs in the study that were fed the commercial diet was gastrointestinal trouble, followed by problems with bones and muscles. 

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