Dogs need lots of energy to live a full life, and they need to eat a variety of food to keep their bodies full.
But what about a dog’s body fat?
A new study shows that dogs that are given a variety diet rich in whole grain foods have much higher rates of weight loss than those that are fed just corn, wheat, and soy protein, which are all low in protein.
Researchers from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver used data from over 7,000 dogs and examined their fat levels to identify which foods can help lower their weight and improve their health.
They compared the dogs’ diets to those of a control group that was given a typical diet of just beef, pork, and eggs.
The dogs that were fed corn-based dog food had a higher body fat percentage than the dogs that ate just beef and pork, the study found.
Dogs that ate the corn-free diets had a lower body fat than those fed just pork and eggs, the researchers found.
Dogs that ate a mix of whole grain and refined grain foods had a body fat that was similar to that of the dogs on a normal diet, and the higher the body fat percentages of the corn, soy, and rice-based diets, the more likely they were to lose weight.
The researchers suggest that dogs fed corn based dog foods have a lower metabolic rate and a higher risk of heart disease.
The higher body weight of the diet-fed dogs, which was also linked to higher rates, is another indication that the dog was also eating more calories than the other group.
The study also shows that if a dog is on a corn- and soy-based diet, the lower body weight is related to a higher rate of weight gain.
The study found that the rate of obesity-related deaths in dogs fed a high-protein, low-fat diet was higher than in those on a low-protein diet.
This finding suggests that it is not a problem of a higher metabolic rate or higher risk for heart disease, but rather, it is a result of the low-calorie and high-fat foods.
The researchers recommend that dogs be given a low fat, high protein diet as a means of weight control, but caution that it should not be the only diet for your dog.
For the most part, dogs should be fed a balanced diet.
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