Unlike humans, your dog’s main energy source comes from fat, not carbs.The data came from Arleigh Reynolds in 1995, as data published in abstract form. Reynolds and Coworkers, FASEB Journal, 1995.
A diet high in fat and protein can increase an active dog’s metabolism and his endurance.Reynolds et al., Iams Nutrition symposium,1996), (Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats in Nutrition Research Council 2008, Ch. 11, pp 285
A dog’s muscles store 50x more energy as fat compared to carbohydrates from glycogen.Internal calculation based on estimates of body fat and muscle glycogen content from Kobryn and Brzezinska, 1978.
During sprint racing, dogs will burn 3 times more energy during the initial bursts of acceleration compared to rate of burning energy during the rest of the run.R. Staaden, 1984.
Dog’s burn fat almost twice the rate that humans do, thus for better endurance.Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats in Nutrition Research Council 2008, Ch. 11, pp 287.
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