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Postby chow315 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:26 pm

what should chows be fed fed? grain or meat or vegetables or a combination? i buy the best food possible. my 16 yrold died last week of lymphoma. on a different website they said lymphoma was caused by grain in food. anyone know or have ideas?thanks

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Re: food

Postby Tippsy'smom » Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:00 pm

Lymphoma's not caused by grain in food. But dogs can't digest grains and starches like we can.
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Postby Shane » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:43 pm

Yes dogs can digest grains or any for of plant material for that matter. The reason being is because of the plants cell wall (or cellulose). However, once the cell wall is broken down (mainly by the way of cooking) then the nutrients of the cell wall can be assimilated. Naturally a dog can't digest carbohydrates (like I mentioned earlier) also due to the fact that they do not have the flat molars to crush their food, and their digestive enzymes can't break down the cellulose. So in instances when plant material isn't broken down it has the possibility of causing diarrhea (all that fiber like material). However, carbohydrates are

Well about lymphoma, grains are not the source (generally speaking). There are so much variables that can cause any type of cancer (such as chemicals, pesticides, air pollution, genetics, etc.) you name it.


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