|Barked: Sat Jun 23, '12 9:32pm PST |
|Hahaha! I've gotten that same thing said to me before, inline at the grocery while I was buying meat.
"Dogs don't need raw meat anymore. They are domesticated."
And then there's the good old classic:
"You can't feed them raw meat. Once they gets the taste of blood, they will turn on you."
I get that one often. My Shiba's hostile attitude towards rude dogs does not help me disprove this one.
Then there's always this:
"Why do you give them raw meat/people food? That's what dog food is for."
Pfff, dog food. Don't get me started on that one.
I am just a bit curious, as to how exactly, a dog is not a carnivore. They can cross with coyotes, dingoes, and wolves, and make FERTILE offspring. What part about that points to dogs not being carnivores? I am confuzzled by the nonexistant logic these people have.
I believe that dogs, as well as their wild cousins, are opportunistic carnivores, meaning they will eat a berry if they come across one, but in order to THRIVE, they need meat. All the research I have done on the subject points to this, not that dogs are omnivores and can thrive on a meat-exclusive or low-meat diet. No dog I've ever met that's been fed a low-protein/low-meat/meat-exclusive diet has been in as good shape as those that are fed higher-protein/real meat diets.
Edited by author Sat Jun 23, '12 9:36pm PST
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