Can food stamp benefits help your canine digestive health, as they have for pets in the U.S.?
A new study suggests yes, with dogs being able to eat more fruits and vegetables as part of their diet.
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association found that some dogs, particularly those with a history of eating excessive amounts of grain and dairy, could benefit from more frequent meals with fruit and vegetables.
The study, by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University at Buffalo, examined data collected by the National Institutes of Health, which helps support research into the health of the United States and around the world.
“We did this to try to determine if food stamp participation could have an impact on dogs’ diet and food quality,” said lead researcher Dr. Emily Smith, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.
As with other food assistance programs, the program was designed to support families with limited resources.
The study was the first to examine whether food stamps could help dogs eat more regularly.
For example, dogs who received the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, which include food stamps and other financial assistance, ate more fruits, vegetables and grains, and they also had fewer dental cavities and more fecal matter, according to the study.
However, the researchers were not able to determine whether eating more fruits had an impact.
While the researchers found that dogs who participated in the program ate more fruit, they didn’t find any evidence that the fruits helped them feel fuller or more satisfied with their diet, the study found.
“The fruits and veggies they were eating weren’t necessarily good for them,” Smith said.
“The fruits might be more palatable for them, but the vegetables were not.
Instead, they ate more of the same foods they ate a lot.”
Smith said she was not surprised that food stamps had an effect on dogs.
Dogs, unlike people, are typically omnivorous.
They eat a variety of foods, including fruits and vegetable.
They can eat more of what they need, but not what they don’t need.
Smith said that although some dogs might be able to handle a high-fat diet, they might not be able digest it.
It’s important to note, though, that dogs can also eat a high carbohydrate diet, which is a high fat diet.