Who at no point until that post had ever actually asked for evidence that dogs can digest raw veggies. Raw veggies were also not mentioned by anyone who brought up the research article, in relation to the research article supporting that idea. IceWeasel was originally talking about how dogs only have the same digestive capabilities as wolves:Quote:
I'm not doing your homework for you. As you've said, the proof isn't there that grain feeding by humans altered their digestive systems to accomodate raw vegetables in their diet. What I asked for was evidence that they can digest raw veggies. Rather than throwing out links and demeaning people it would be more prudent to simply post the portion of the article that makes the case.
Mercola has a really good vitamin e supplement. Uses sunflower instead of soy, not synthetic, and has all 8 compounds. The vitamin e supplement I have now, which I occasionally give to my dog since he's getting fish oil every day, is pretty good as far as at least having the 4 tocopherols and being made by a reputable supplement maker but it does use soybean oil & didn't mention anything about the tocotrienols. It's not synthetic though, so I think it probably has all 8 compounds but the tocotrienols aren't really cared about much in the scientific world. The reason why most supplements only have the alpha tocopherol is because that's the only compound that has really been the focus of most studies dealing with the effects of vitamin e on health.
does a product with astaxanthin do the same job vitamin e will? having trouble finding a low dose vitamin e product to give along with the fish oil...i don't really want to give my dogs 400 iu a dose when it seems like i need 10 iu per gram of epa+dha. Krill oil seems safer than fish oil, and usually has the astaxanthin with it, but i'm unsure as to if vitamin e is still needed, or if they do the same function.
the mercola kill oil pump looks interesting-krill oil, astaxanthin, and says tocopherols are also in the 'extra ingredients', tho i'm unsure of how much...or even the epa/dha content.