Features July 2018 Issue

Dogs and Carbs: It’s Complicated

Not only do dogs enjoy eating many plant-sourced foods, they can benefit nutritionally from eating them. In addition, many carbohydrate sources are even more beneficial for dogs when they are cooked.

Dogs and Carbs: It’s Complicated

Have you heard the battle cries? Carbs for dogs! No carbs for dogs!

The question of how best to feed dogs stimulates great debate and evokes strong emotions among dog folks. (Yes, this an intended understatement.) One of the most contentiously defended viewpoints in recent years is that dogs should not be fed diets that contain digestible carbohydrate (starch). Two primary arguments are used to defend this position.

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