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Old June 20th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Jeeves Jeeves is offline
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Just one more note about feeding carbohydrates to dogs. A dog lacks the digestive enzymes in the stomach to effectively digest carbohydrates, so the food will sit in the stomach for upwards of 12 hours, while the body is searching for enough enzymes to digest the grain content. What happens at that point is something called enzyme robbing, where the various organs of the body are called upon to supply the appropriate enzymes. Recent research has apparently shown that allergies can be the result of this enzyme robbing. So if you can stay away from carbs almost entirely, and feed a species appropriate diet of raw or cooked meat, you will be well ahead of the game
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