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Mine aren't allergic to corn... as long as they aren't allergic to it, is it truly that bad?

I hear it contributes to Bones & Joints, Dental, Skin and Coat, Immune System, Vision, Digestive System, Muscles, Energy, and is a good source of linolic (forgive me if I spelled that wrong) acid and protein.

Yet so many others say it's terrible fillers and such with no value whatsoever.

I'm confused - are they trying to snow me with the 'there is nothing wrong with corn' stuff or are they telling the truth? :confused:
 

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I wouldn't say BAD per se, but it is pretty useless. Especially since it's incredibly hard to digest. You can see that in our own.. waste ;)
Since they don't really digest much of it, the nutrients aren't quite useful. Dog foods have other ingredients that provide what you stated above. So I don't see the point in using it. It's just something cheap for dog food companies to use. Plus it just isn't a natural food item for dogs to eat.
 

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Early dogs would have scavenged any leftover food from human settlements, this ability to adapt is partly how they became a separate species from wolves. Dogs can, and do, survive on all manner of foods. Their bodies and digestive systems are still designed to eat other animals though!
 

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It isn't exactly "bad" for dogs, but it is pretty much a useless filler. Their bodies don't utilize it, so feeding it is pointless. Any food with corn probably contains other bad ingredients as well.
 

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Corn is usually just a filler in dog food. It does not contribute much, basically a waste of space. And it incredibly difficult for dogs to digest. Also, a lot of corn for human consumption is genetically modified. If corn for humans is GM, I can only imagine the kind of crap corn they put in dog food. No thanks.
 
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