ARGUMENTS FOR THE NATURAL FEEDING OF DOGS
At the molecular level, the dog’s DNA is almost identical to wolf’s DNA: the difference is reflected in 0.2% of the mitochondrial DNA chain. On a scale of genetic material, this is a very small quantity. So, for example, differences between a wolf and a coyote are recorded in 4% mitochondrial DNA. It is also important to note that the wolf and the dog can give offspring capable of reproduction. This is perhaps the most striking illustration of how close they are.
And what follows from this? And the fact that, contrary to public opinion, the dog has not gone so far from the wolf. And the fact that the canine digestive system is identical to the wolf. If you want to learn more about the evolutionary path from wolf to dog, find the National Geographic documentary “And Man Created Dog” on YouTube.
Placed by nature has not erased over centuries of evolution, so animals are phenomenally physically similar. That is why veterinarians specializing in dog nutrition recommend recommending that raw food be the basis of the diet, because nature wants dogs to eat it. Wolves must eat game – this is a biological law. If the wolf is a predator, then its entire anatomy corresponds to this fact.
the structure of the jaw of a dog The same is true for a dog! Look at her head: eyes on the front of the skull, which means that vision helps to hunt and pursue prey. A dog’s nose is capable of recognizing odors that we cannot even pick up remotely — this allows you to track prey over long distances and accurately calculate its location (especially important when it comes to small animals like mice).
And the mouth? Crushing jaw clenching and teeth designed to tear flesh and gnaw bones. Dog fangs are sharp, they are designed to bite bone and raw meat, in contrast to the flat teeth of herbivores, whose main task is to grind plant foods.
And, most importantly, a dog’s stomach. It is large enough and equipped with a good muscular system, which allows you to eat a little at a time. Raw meat does not swell in the stomach, unlike dry food pellets – it is not surprising that many dogs overeat and suffer from bloating due to “drying.”
The structure of the dog’s stomach The acidity of the dog’s stomach is incredibly high: it helps not only absorb bones, but also digest pathogenic bacteria with almost no harm to the body. This allows the wolves to eat stale carrion from time to time, if necessary for survival. Dogs can do the same.
The pancreas in dogs is smaller than in humans. Scientists believe that this is due to the fact that most of the enzymes necessary for digestion, animals get from fresh meat. It should also be noted that the performance of the human pancreas is higher not only quantitatively, but also qualitatively.
Dog saliva does not contain digestive enzymes – it’s just a moisturizing lubricant to make it easier to swallow. Human saliva, in contrast, contains amylase (an enzyme that breaks down starch). Amylase is completely absent in animal saliva. Thus, they are not physically prepared to digest starch and cereals. Allergy to cereals is a very common occurrence in dogs!
With regard to anatomy, the structure of dogs is fully consistent with the structure of a predator. These are muscular and hardy hunters. They can pursue game at large distances, grab and stun animals several times larger in size. And although the dog was domesticated, its instincts and basic needs remained the same.
All that we talked about above is a device that allowed predators to survive for 60 million years, long before the appearance of man. So the whole period (and it is less than a hundred years) that dogs eat dry food is only dust compared to how long predators ate raw meat.
So is it worth it to feed the dog raw? Not just worth it – you owe it to yourself to do so, because raw food is what the dog should eat. Raw foods help maintain good health and well-being. The dog will not survive, she will live for her pleasure!
You will immediately notice the changes: the general condition will improve, eyes will shine, hair will shine, teeth will turn white, and breathing will be fresh. Allergic reactions will disappear, but quick wits will increase. And, of course, the pet will be less sick and live longer.