The history of dog food and nutrition, from hunting to the raw food movement


The history of dog food and nutrition, from hunting to the raw food movement Compared to the projected $82 billion dog food market Hypercube Insights forecasts by 2026, the origins of the domesticated dog's diet are quite humble. Around 20,000 years ago, early hunter-gatherers, hoping to spare themselves from the consequences of excess protein consumption, such as diarrhea and protein poisoning, would give wolves spare scraps of meat. The practice not only laid the groundwork for dog nutrition and today's pet food industry but may have even played a pivotal role in the domestication of dogs themselves. Ollie looked at news articles, research journals, and historical sources to outline the major milestones in the history of dog food and nutrition. The nutritional needs of dogs began diverging from those of their wolf ancestors due to genetic changes that allow modern dogs to digest starches much more efficiently. The shift paralleled advances in agriculture and dog domestication....

The history of dog food and nutrition, from hunting to the raw food movement

Compared to the projected $82 billion dog food market Hypercube Insights forecasts by 2026, the origins of the domesticated dog’s diet are quite humble.

Around 20,000 years ago, early hunter-gatherers, hoping to spare themselves from the consequences of excess protein consumption, such as diarrhea and protein poisoning, would give wolves spare scraps of meat. The practice not only laid the groundwork for dog nutrition and today’s pet food industry but may have even played a pivotal role in the domestication of dogs themselves.

Ollie looked at news articles, research journals, and historical sources to outline the major milestones in the history of dog food and nutrition.

The nutritional needs of dogs began diverging from those of their wolf ancestors due to genetic changes that allow modern dogs to digest starches much more efficiently. The shift paralleled advances in agriculture and dog domestication….

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Ollie looked at news articles, research journals, and historical sources to outline the major milestones in the history of dog food and nutrition.

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