Ik ben lid van RawDogCanada waar Mogens ook lid van is. Ik mocht dit stuk met zijn toestemming citeren:
Whether or not dogs and wolves are the same species
> (which they are), then the TERMS we give them to live under are NOT the
> If you truly are to COPY the wolf's diet, we also have to copy its life
> conditions. And I don't think very many dog owners are prepared to do that.
> Wolves are ON THE GO for at least 14-16 hours per day. How many dog owners
> walk their dogs that much - at the dog's natural speed (that means that you
> RUN or use a bicycle)? Just 10% of that? How many hands...?
> Wolves have about 2-3 serious chases per day, attempting to kill a large
> ungulate - with serious risk for their own lives... How many dogs get this
> kind of exercise that often?
> Wolves stay outside, in frost and snow, all winter long. How many couch
> potatoes do we have as dogs?
> Wolves get fed only twice per month in the winter. Where are the "prey
> model" people who do that to their dogs?
> Dogs and wolves may have the same need for fundamental body-building
> nutrients to maintain their bodies and their function. But the wolf needs
> about three times as much energy, in average, in order to keep its body
> temperature up - and its activity level. Wolves burn PROTEIN, mainly, for
> the energy - which makes them go through three times as much "good food" as
> a dog. Which also means that they get about three times as many of those
> fundamental nutrients for their bodies to grab. With our dogs being given
> only their one third of what is "natural", we have to be far more careful
> about balance than a wolf does! What is a good balance for the wolf does
> not have to be a good balance at all for our "lazy" dogs! The wolf can
> afford to eat a lot of not-very-nutritious food - simply because it gets
> burned into calories. If we feed our dogs that way, they get so fat that
> they can't walk!
> The conclusion of this is that WHAT IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE WOLF IS NOT
> NECESSARILY GOOD ENOUGH FOR OUR DOGS.
> The only dogs on the planet that come reasonably close to the wolf, in terms
> of life conditions, are the Inuit's sled dogs. And yes, I agree that their
> experiences are very valuable - and still not completely covering for our
> companion dogs.
> I am a strong advocate of us LEARNING from the wolf. But learning does NOT
> mean COPYING. I think we got right to the core of a very fundamental reason
> for that.
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> Is the wolf's natural diet a relevant feeding guide for your dog? What do
> we know and what is still unknown about this? What conclusions can and
> should we draw? Get the answers from http://k9joy.com/TheWolfsNaturalDiet<unquote