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Dog and Cat Food Nutrition / Pet Food News / Pet Food Ingredients / Research Notes / Pet Food Safety
on May 1, 2018

Dogs likely evolved to eat cooked meat and carbohydrates

Dog foods marketed as replicating wolves’ raw meat diets may actually satisfy human fantasies more than dogs’ dietary needs, said one scientist.

As the top omnivore on Earth spread, some wolves took advantage of a rich new food source humans left in their wake, namely garbage. That involved eating the cooked meat and starchy plant matter that people threw out, said Brian Hare, PhD, associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University

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