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Why are carbohydrates from plants good for your dog?

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Carbohydrates come from plants. When your dog eats grains and vegetables, he gets:

Carbs power the tissues in your dog's body. They also help keep your dog's intestines healthy.

  • Sugars
  • Starches
  • Fiber

From: The Facts About Dog Nutrition WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

ASPCA: "Nutrients Your Dog Needs," "Feeding Your Adult Dog," "Feeding Older Dogs."

AVMA: "Raw or Undercooked Animal-Source Protein in Cat and Dog Diets."

Merck Manual for Pet Health: "Providing a Home for a Dog."

VMRCVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital: "Nutrition for the Adult Dog." 

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on June 14, 2018

SOURCES:

ASPCA: "Nutrients Your Dog Needs," "Feeding Your Adult Dog," "Feeding Older Dogs."

AVMA: "Raw or Undercooked Animal-Source Protein in Cat and Dog Diets."

Merck Manual for Pet Health: "Providing a Home for a Dog."

VMRCVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital: "Nutrition for the Adult Dog." 

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on June 14, 2018

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