First off, I did look to see if I could find a thread that covered my question and didn't find what I was looking for. I went as far back as Malcolm's Billy's awesome posts and her success with a vegan diet for Malcolm. If there is a thread that already covers this, please point me to it! I also did an internet search, and while my scientific background makes me skeptical of what is out there on the net, I don't really know how to determine if the info I found is based in fact or opinion.
It's kind of stupid but I got involved in a FB discussion regarding a raw diet for dogs. The original poster claimed that dogs are obligate carnivores and I started that they are not, but cats are......and that dogs can be healthy and happy on a veg diet (I didn't even claim vegan diet) Of course, I got the normal reaction (ie. cut and paste of the classifaction of dogs as carnivora, a dog expert "groomer" who talked a bit about teeth and intestines but based his argument IN CAPS around an anecdote of an unhealthy vegan dog). They didn't really matter to me, but the original poster did ask if I had any research to back up my claim, and frankly I don't
Her post mattered to me since I see that she is really interested, and I see the potential to influence her. I don't want to respond with anecdotal evidence (stories of happy, healthy dogs). I would like actual evidence (if it exists) that dogs are omnivores and can live healthy lives on a plant based diet. My internet search keeps telling me that dogs are more carnivorous than omnivorous.
Does anyone have good links (based in science/research) or even better....an argument already constructed that I could borrow?