♦ Teeth that rip and tear
♦ Jaws that are hinged to open and close, not move side to side
♦ Short, straight digestive tract
♦ Opportunistic Hunters – they hunt but not always successful
♦ When unable to eat fresh kill, will eat a variety of available options
♦ Dogs have evolved to eat what was available to them. They now produce amylase, a digestive enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates
♦ Dogs do not thrive on carbohydrates, but they can survive on them.
With Domestication Comes Change