Effect of domestication on food preferences and metabolic capacity of dog
– why a dogs don’t eat like a wolfs?
In order to be able to live near human settlements, the ancestor of the dog had to not only break the fear of human, but also adapt the body to make maximum use of the waste food. Some of metabolic pathways have been modified, and new digestive capacity has emerged. This is the true species evolution that the dog’s progenitor had to undergo in order to finally become a domestic animal!