What is an omnivore? Merriam-Webster defines it as: “an animal that eats both plants and other animals.” Omnivores eat plants, but not all kinds of plants. Unlike herbivores, omnivores can't digest some of the substances in grains or other plants that do not produce fruit. They can eat fruits and vegetables, though. (1)
This definition perfectly describes dogs. Their textbook diet includes animal protein and plants without the grains. We have also found that many dogs have adverse reactions to grains in their diet. If your dog is suffering from skin irritations, hair loss, or ongoing hot spots, try changing your dog’s diet to one that does not contain any grains. After about 1-2 weeks, you should see an improvement in skin condition.
Many people want to classify dogs as carnivores, only being able to consume and digest animal protein. Dogs have a longer digestive system enabling them to digest plant material. They prefer a protein heavy diet, and frankly so do we. That’s why our recipes for dogs use the following basic breakdown: 75% protein, 10% organ meat, 15% fruits and vegetables.
If you’d like to try our food bars for your pup, start here: