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Doge Eat Protein
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Feeding your doggy
Dogs are protein eaters , however they can eat some carbohydrates, it is preferable to use complex rather than simple. You will often read that dogs do not require carbs especially on social media sites.Carbs as we all should know are fuels that warm us up, they give us energy in the form of glucose. You will have read many articles here that inform educate and hopefully encourage you to feed the best diet for your own doggies. Diet advice and recipes on site can be easily adapted to suit your own dogs tummy and also your own purse. Feeding dogs does not have to be stressful. Seeds and whole grains pack a pretty powerful wallop in terms of good stuff such as dietary fibre, B vitamins, and important minerals such as iron, selenium, and magnesium. Human beings lack selenium in their diets especially in the UK due to over farming the land.Selenium is a trace mineral. Your body only needs it in small amounts. Selenium helps your body make special proteins, called antioxidant enzymes. These play a role in preventing cell damage and you should try your best to find foods with it in or supplement. Antioxidants like selenium help reduce oxidative stress by keeping free radical numbers in check.They work by neutralising excess free radicals and protecting cells from damage caused by oxidative stress. Oxidative stress has been linked to chronic diseases like heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer, as well as premature ageing and the risk of stroke.A review of 69 studies that included over 350,000 people found that having a high blood level of selenium defended against certain types of cancer, including breast, lung, colon and prostate cancers.Selenium is important for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. In fact, thyroid tissue contains a higher amount of selenium than any other organ in the human body.An observational study of over 6,000 people found that low serum levels of selenium were associated with an increased risk of autoimmune thyroiditis and hypothyroidism.Additionally, some studies have shown that selenium supplements may benefit people diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease.One review found that taking selenium supplements daily for three months resulted in lower thyroid antibodies. It also led to improvements in mood and general well-being in patients with Hashimoto’s disease
When your dog needs rapid nutrition that energises them like when they are recovering from surgery or have delivered a litter, it is important to have your doggy fed during severe stress on the body.The dog’s body processes refined grains quickly, resulting in a more immediate impact on blood glucose levels. Examples of refined grain products are white flour, degermed cornmeal, white rice, and pasta (semolina). Vegetables and fruits are also common sources of carbohydrates. Tapioca, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and taro, among others, contain starch, and are typically higher in carbohydrate, but are also healthful sources of calories in moderation. Like humans dogs should have a varied balanced diet, many dry foods simply cannot supply a dogs true dietary needs and sadly this does include foods being promoted in veterinary surgeries and on shop shelves , plastered all over them is "Designed by vets" , ANY food with this written on its packaging is meant to draw you in to buy it and nothing more.Many veterinary surgeons advise special foods usually made by Hills when an internal gastro issue arises, yet if you care to read the ingredients you find that your own home diet is far better. There are two main reasons why we feed carbs to dogs. The first reason is because we can. Dogs can utilise just about anything we feed them; their digestive tracts are extremely versatile. The second reason is economic; fat and protein sources are much more expensive than carbohydrates and that has to come into play unless of course you have money coming out of your ears !
All I would like is for all owners to have their pet for as long as possible and disease free without constantly attending vets. Because dogs are protein and fat eaters we should consider commercial based vet made diets as a poor feeding regime simply due to the high level of carbohydrates they always contain. Low-carbohydrate diets are sometimes recommended for dogs with diabetes and cancer. Clinical trials run by Gregory Ogilvie, DVM, DACVIM, suggest that a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet containing fish oil and arginine accelerated time to remission in lymphoma patients and may extend the disease-free interval
To work out how many carbs are in the food that you buy for Fido : To roughly calculate the percentage of carbohydrate in a food, look at the guaranteed analysis on the label, and subtract the protein, fat, moisture, and ash content from 100 percent. (You may have to contact the manufacturer or look at its website to get the ash content; it’s not required on the label.) The remainder is an approximate percentage of carbs in the diet, and includes the food’s crude fibre

When feeding your doggy try your hardest to feed high levels of protein , feed fats but remember that dogs eating too much fat can develop pancreatitis. .Each dog is individual and the diet one gets may be insufficient or inadequate for your dog, the way to tell is to look at the dogs coat, its skin, its eyes, Does it vomit or get diarrhoea ? If so run an elimination diet over a 3 month period, Elisa tests are not accurate but are expensive. The very best way to check if your dog is intolerant to any food is to use the elimination diet (it is on this page in files ) Most dogs are NOT intolerant to the foods but they are intolerant to the environment they live in !
Remember that during severe stress your dog should have carbohydrates for recovery but then should eat proteins and fats.....
References
https://www.liebertpub.com/action/captchaChallenge

https://academic.oup.com/jcem/article/10...37/2836081
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21775560
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5307254/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3723386/
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