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 The domestic dog (Canis familiaris) is closely related to the wolf & the jackal through a common ancestor, & it has an elongated jaw like them, bearing 42 teeth. In front of the carnassials there are flattened molars, indicating that the canine is not completely carnivorous, & neither are his close relatives the wolf & the jackal. Consider the feeding methods of those feral hunters of the family Canidae. They chase, run down & kill their prey, then lap the blood that pours from the wounds of their victim. They then rip open the belly & devour the contents of the stomach, which is partly digested vegetation; they consume the heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, & the intestines wrapped in fat. They chew the connective tissue, the fatty meat, crush & suck the marrow from the bones, & devour the muscle meat. The predator licks his bloody muzzle, grunts in satisfaction, & trots away through the sun to a stream of cold, rushing, burbling water where he drinks his fill. During the process of devouring his prey the wild canine has consumed proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, fatty acids, roughage, &, from the sun & water he drank, he absorbed more vitamins & minerals. My dictionary defines the word “nutrition” as: “The act or process of nourishing or being nourished. Food; nutriment.” & nutriment is interpreted as “Any matter that, taken into a living organism, serves to sustain it in it’s existence, promoting growth, replacing loss, & providing energy.” So the wild canine has absorbed its nutriments & in doing so has ingested a well rounded meal that “sustains it in it’s existence.”
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 The domestic dog (Canis familiaris) is closely related to the wolf & the jackal through a common ancestor, & it has an elongated jaw like them, bearing 42 teeth. In front of the carnassials there are flattened molars, indicating that the canine is not completely carnivorous, & neither are his close relatives the wolf & the jackal. Consider the feeding methods of those feral hunters of the family Canidae. They chase, run down & kill their prey, then lap the blood that pours from the wounds of their victim. They then rip open the belly & devour the contents of the stomach, which is partly digested vegetation; they consume the heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, & the intestines wrapped in fat. They chew the connective tissue, the fatty meat, crush & suck the marrow from the bones, & devour the muscle meat. The predator licks his bloody muzzle, grunts in satisfaction, & trots away through the sun to a stream of cold, rushing, burbling water where he drinks his fill. During the process of devouring his prey the wild canine has consumed proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, fatty acids, roughage, &, from the sun & water he drank, he absorbed more vitamins & minerals. My dictionary defines the word “nutrition” as: “The act or process of nourishing or being nourished. Food; nutriment.” & nutriment is interpreted as “Any matter that, taken into a living organism, serves to sustain it in it’s existence, promoting growth, replacing loss, & providing energy.” So the wild canine has absorbed its nutriments & in doing so has ingested a well rounded meal that “sustains it in it’s existence.”