Don't dogs need meat?

Think dogs are carnivores? You must be barking! Dogs are omnivores, meaning they'll give their paw for anything delicious, be that broccoli or beans. Don’t get us wrong, we're not saying your dog should only eat carrots. No way. It’s about giving your furry family member a full nutritional plant-based profile that will keep them fetching tennis balls from dawn till dusk. For years and years, domesticated dogs have become omnivores, just like their humans. They even have enzymes, like amylase and maltase, which are only found in herbivores and omnivores to help them digest the starches in plants. While a healthy dog diet is 18% protein, whether pups get that from meat or plants comes second to breaking that protein down into 20 amino acid building blocks to strengthen muscles, produce hormones, and fight infection.But here’s where dogs really shine. They produce half of those non-essential amino acids naturally, making a dog meal with even 10 plant proteins fully complete. Read more about dogs being omnivores here.


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