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Old 01-09-2015, 03:30 PM
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Kibble digests faster than raw??

This link shows the speed at which kibble/raw digest through the use of barium so that the food could be tracked using X-Rays.

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I found that very interesting (very cool dog BTW). I've always thought that the claim that they should not be fed together, because of digestive rates, is fairly ridiculous (look at all the different stuff we eat at one time!). The only good reason I can see for separating mealtimes, is to keep track of any issues and figure out what may be causing them. No reason to not feed "half and half", other than--why feed kibble?

A couple of concerns, though. The dog in this exercise presumably never is fed kibble. So that might affect the digestive process for him, much as we process things a lot faster when they are not easily digestible for us, or irritating to the digestive tract. His stomach flora is not used to the ingredients in kibble. Also I wonder if a meal without bone would digest a lot faster. I also take issue with her extrapolating that the increased nutritional effect of raw is due to slower digestion--huh?? I think not. And smaller poops are also not a result of slower digestion, raw is just plain more digestible.

Unfortunately the issue of raw feeding has gotten clouded with so many myths and misunderstandings. It is so hard to get good information, and most rely on anecdotes, or just guesses, in the worst case. Hopefully now that some of the bigger raw food manufacturers have banded together, some good scientific studies and qualified information sources will become available.
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