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Old 09-09-2013, 08:22 AM
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I think the more relevant questions is, "What is the healthiest diet for a dog?" The easy answer is "It depends on the dog." But even if a dog can survive on trash and leftovers, that doesn't mean it's the healthiest food for it.
Yup.

I'm not sure why this is such an emotional topic, but I still havent looked up the other thread, feed what works and ideally feed what's best within your financial reach.

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On a similar note, I've discussed the issue of senior dogs not being able to digest the same things they were able to as youngsters.

From the people I've talked with, most spaniels lost the ability to digest kibble as they age. There is no scientific research behind this, and it could very well be something across the board (or no correlation at all). But I find that interesting. MANY senior spaniel owners have had to change to fresh cooked, or raw in order for their dogs to continue to thrive.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:13 PM
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So, if a dog is allergic to a certain thing, does that mean that "thing" cannot be part of its natural diet?
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On a similar note, I've discussed the issue of senior dogs not being able to digest the same things they were able to as youngsters.

From the people I've talked with, most spaniels lost the ability to digest kibble as they age. There is no scientific research behind this, and it could very well be something across the board (or no correlation at all). But I find that interesting. MANY senior spaniel owners have had to change to fresh cooked, or raw in order for their dogs to continue to thrive.
That's interesting. Would be neat to see some type of study on that.
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Wesley tells me his natural diet is guinea pig food and steak.
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That's pretty-well what the guaranteed analysis is of a dog's natural diet.

Just go to show how bad most commercial pet foods really are with most being low in protein and super-high in carbs, with some "Prescription Diets" recommended and sold by most veterinarians containing up to 60% carbohydrates, 900% more than needed!... this one of the main reasons for so many degenerative illness and disease caused by diet in cats/dogs.

Here's a few good articles:
The Canine Ancestral Diet

The Ancestral Diet For Dogs

Further Thoughts on Pet Foods by Natasha Kassell, VMD
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I completely agree with you, Dizzy.
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