Applaws is naturally great for dogs too!
The best diet for dogs is one that contains high levels of animal protein.
It’s really hard to think of our dogs as having descended from wolves! To us they are one of the family, to be cherished and loved. But, dogs are “designed” to eat meat. Compared to a human, a dog has a much shorter digestive tract (20 – 80 cm compared to 1.5m). This means that they can’t get the energy they need (metabolise) as efficiently from cereals and carbohydrates in the same way as you do.
It’s really hard to think of our dogs as having descended from wolves! To us they are one of the family, to be cherished and loved. But, dogs are "designed" to eat meat.
Protein is an essential nutrient which helps the building of body tissues.
That’s because, in the wild, your dog would eat what is sometimes called “whole prey” diet. Although it may not make pleasant reading, your dog would eat almost every part of the animal and so it’s important that his domesticated diet reflects this as much as possible.
“A deficiency in any of the amino acids could lead to cause health issues.”
Amino acids are building blocks of protein. There are 10 essential amino acids that dogs need to consume in food.
What’s more, dogs can’t chew their food like humans do. Your dog’s jaws can’t move from side to side, so chewing is impossible. His jaw is like a hinge it only moves in one direction up and down –why is this important? When humans chew, we produce enzymes in our saliva that start to break down the carbohydrates in our food form the very first bite. Dogs simply do not have these enzymes so carbohydrates can stick to his teeth leading to tarter build up which can lead to dental problems.