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Why you shouldn't feed your pets human food

The K9 Experience are passionate about what we do – to help people realise that they could be actually harming their pets by ‘loving’ them too much.

Dogs are a tremendous gift to the world! They are amazingly sensitive, intuitive creatures with the remarkable power to transform the lives of the humans they touch. They have the uncanny ability to understand humans, working side-by-side with us and sharing our lives.

The bond between dogs / cats and humans is so close that it is easy to forget that, being different species, we (humans) have a totally different digestive system​

Human food is NOT dog / cat food – regardless what you hear: carnivores have a different digestive system and by feeding them human, processed food could be actually destroying their natural enzymes in their digestive system

Dogs are, essentially, wolves and, as such, are designed to catch, kill and eat prey. They have a markedly different digestive system from humans and shouldn’t eat the same diet as us, any more than we should eat the same diet as a cow.

A dog’s digestive process starts in its stomach. This differs dramatically from humans. We use our teeth to grind our food and moisten it with saliva containing digestive enzymes so that the digestive process is well in hand by the time we swallow. Dogs, on the other hand, don’t have any digestive enzymes in their saliva and even if they did it would be useless because they can’t grind their food, owing to having jaws that only open and close. Instead, they gulp their food with a view to getting it to where the action takes place (the stomach) as quickly as possible.

No matter how sweet and innocent a dog may look, the inside of his or her mouth tells a different story. Dogs have five types of teeth, each designed to perform different and precise functions: fang teeth to catch and kill prey and to tear off meat; front teeth to scrape meat off bones; small incisors to grab and hold; large incisors that work like scissors to cut sinews and muscles; and molars to crush bones. None of these teeth, however, is capable of grinding food. Indeed, if you gently try to move a dog’s jaw from side to side (necessary for grinding and chewing) you’ll find that it is impossible. A dog’s jaw can only move up and down.

Source: DNM

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