Web Only Article September 20, 2010

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Carbs Contribute the Bulk of Your Dog's Kibble (Even Many Grain-Free Foods)- Grain-free dry dog food has become wildly popular in the past few years. More and more companies are rolling out a grain-free kibble, as demand for this type of food keeps growing. Why are they so popular? There are two main reasons why we feed carbs to dogs. The first reason is because we can. Dogs can utilize just about anything we feed them; their digestive tracts are extremely versatile. The second reason is economic; fat and protein sources are much more expensive than carbohydrates. Carbohydrates can play a valuable role in a weight loss program. Grains, for example, have a lower fat content than many meats and can be used judiciously to help a dog feel “full.”

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