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Can dogs eat meats?

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Get THEM from: Dog-friendly vegetables, fruits, legumes and gluten-free grains.
The importance of each nutrient class could — and does — take up entire books, so I’ve only skimmed the surface. The bottom line in dog nutrition is that all dogs need an ample supply of nutrients to survive and thrive. The fewer of these nutrients that come from food, the more supplementation is needed to fill the gaps.
Power Sources for Dog Nutrition
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Not sure which foods hold the most nutrient “bang for their buck”? Check out this list to get you started:
Water • Filtered tap water: Clean; pure; cost-efficient; readily available
Protein • Whole egg: Considered the most bioavailable source of protein (1 large egg provides about 6 grams of protein)
Fat • Sardines: Low mercury; nutrient-rich; high in the essential omega-3 acids EPA and DHA
Carbohydrates • Butternut squash: High in vitamins A and C; loaded with antioxidant-rich carotenes; excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins E and B6, magnesium, manganese and potassium.
Vitamins • Dark leafy greens: Rich in vitamins A, C, E, K and folate; also high in carotenoids and many minerals; shown to
protect against cancer
Minerals • Oysters: Excellent source of copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, zinc; also rich in vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids
Tell us: Did you know these facts about dog nutrition? What do you feed your dog?
This piece was originally published in 2017.
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