Wolves Vs. Your Dog

 

Dogs share 99.9% of their genes with wolves, but that 0.1% is much larger than you'd think - tens of thousands of years of evolution say so.

Diet

Wolves:

Carnivores. They can digest raw meat, bones and organs, go longer without meals, and they absorb nutrients in a different manner. 

Your Dog:

Omnivore. Your dog has evolved to digest what you eat: lean proteins and carbs. Their ability to stave off common pathogens in raw food is very limited, and they do not demand as much protein as their ancestors. 

Environment

Wolves:

Hunt for every meal and have to fend for themselves in the wild.

Your Dog:

Spends 50% of the day sleeping, 30% of the day lounging, and 20% of the day being active.

Lifestyle

Wolves:

Live alone or in packs, aren't spayed or neutered, and answer to nobody.

Your Dog:

Depends on you for everything, goes on vacations, has healthcare, dental care and vaccinations, and allows you to make all of their decisions for them.

Lifespan

Wolves:

6-8 years

Your Dog:

10-14 years

Your dog isn't a wolf or even an all-star athlete, feed them like you'd feed yourself: a balanced diet consisting of whole-food, fresh ingredients.