? Grain Free ? ---- Maybe Not ! !

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? Grain Free ? ---- Maybe Not ! !

Postby Doc E » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:27 pm

A lot of folks think that dogs shouldn't have grains in their diets.
Here is an article that disputes this thinking.

The Link : http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/34095/title/Dogs-Adapted-to-Agriculture/



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Re: ? Grain Free ? ---- Maybe Not ! !

Postby 3drahthaars » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:18 pm

When a wild canine pulls down a grazing animal... what gets consumed, first?

I don't think it is the steaks or tenderloin.

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Re: ? Grain Free ? ---- Maybe Not ! !

Postby RowdyGSP » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:36 pm

Pardon my ignorance on the chemical makeup of certain grains, but I know that corn is used in some dog foods as a filler. Does corn have starch or maltose in it, where the dog would be able to convert it into sugar and protein? I know rice is mostly starch, so I'm assuming (according to these researchers) that dog foods using rice as a filler would be fine. Just curious to know if it is the same with corn, since corn is supposed to be bad for your health, in general. Interesting article and thanks for sharing.
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Re: ? Grain Free ? ---- Maybe Not ! !

Postby Calvinator » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:19 pm

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