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USask archeological research digs into evolution of dog diets in new study

• arclein

In the past, it was assumed dogs evolved to eat the grain-rich diets they often do today due to a genetic adaptation that developed after humans took up agriculture. After studying the bones of several hundred ancient dogs, the research team determined that while this specific genetic adaptation appears in dogs from approximately 7,000 years ago, there are clues to indicate dog diets were much more diverse than those of their wolf ancestors and extended far beyond consuming starch and grains.

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