Corn is a very prominent filler when it comes to dog foods. Next time you are strolling through the isles at your local discount store, take a look at the ingredients of the dog foods they carry. Most have corn as their first and most abundant ingredient! It is very nutritionally lacking and doesn’t offer much in the way of hunger satisfaction. Imagine eating a plate full of corn for dinner. You would probably feel hungry again pretty soon. It just isn’t a viable option for dog food. Also, because your dog doesn’t get full, he will require more of this type of food, causing him to create a much bigger mess in the back yard. In the long run, food with little to no corn in it will benefit both you and your dog.
A dog’s body is not equipped with the chemicals to break down the walls of corn and other vegetables. Feeding a dog corn and vegetables is like feeding a person bones. Our bodies are just not prepared to eat such things and dogs are not equipped to deal with the “cheap” corn that is in many dog foods. Although corn may have small traces of nutrients, these nutrients just aren’t benefiting the dog, simply because he is so ill-equipped that he isn’t soaking in any of it. Corn is simply a filler.
The argument of many is that people eat foods that are good for them as well and they don’t see the reason to make their dog eat so much better than them. That may be true. However, we don’t consistently eat just that bad food and nothing else – well most of us don’t anyway. By doing so, we would make our bodies outrageously unhealthy, and the same truth goes for feeding your dog nothing but corn. It isn’t good for him, he doesn’t get full on it, and he just isn’t equipped for it.
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