While this may come as a surprise to some of you, commercial pet diets are not well-suited to the dog’s and cat’s nutritional needs, physical make up or metabolism. In other words, they simply, are not ‘biologically appropriate.’ They are primarily made up of grain products and are cooked/processed at high enough temperatures to destroy any true available nutrition.
Dogs (and cats), being carnivores, are not only unable to process complex carbohydrates (grains & potato products) but they have no dietary need for them.
Studies demonstrate that unlike humans/omnivores, dogs and cats (carnivores) do not require ‘carbo-loading,’ that is, they do not store up energy from meals that are high in complex carbohydrates. While human athletes successfully practice this technique, it results in an accumulation of lactic acid (which causes the muscular pain experienced after unaccustomed exercise as well as other problems) in dogs and cats. Read More –