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Basics of Canine Nutrition and Feeding.

Do you want to provide your dog the greatest possible nutrition? If that’s the case, you’ll love this article! Read on to learn the fundamentals about dog nutrition and food, as well as how to make sure you’re giving your pet the best possible care. After all, we know that’s what you want for them.

Canine Dietary Requirements: A Quick Guide

First and foremost, all dogs have basic nutritional requirements that must be addressed through their diet. Unless there are allergies, prior diseases, or other special circumstances, most dogs should be able to get their nutritional needs from any high-quality commercial dog food. Dogs have six basic nutritional requirements that are critical to their well-being and growth:

Water: Water is a necessity for all living things, including dogs. Water deficit can lead to major medical problems in adult pets.

Protein: When it comes to protein sources, there are a wide range of animal and plant-based foods that can be used to meet your pet’s nutritional needs.

Fatty Acids: Fats are a concentrated version of nutritional energy and are crucial for the health of a pet’s cells, hormones, and organs.

Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates increase the energy, digestion, and reproduction of a pet. The most essential carbohydrate in a dog’s diet is fiber, especially moderately fermentable fibers.

Vitamins: A dog’s metabolic health depends on a healthy supply of vitamins. As long as your dog is eating a balanced diet, vitamin supplements aren’t essential and may even be harmful to them.

Minerals: Minerals play a vital part in bone and tooth formation.

Do your homework and think about what’s best for your pet.

There is some consistency in a dog’s diet, but no two dogs are the same. Because every dog is unique, we recommend contacting your veterinarian about what foods are best for your pet and keeping in mind the following:

• Age
• Weight
• Health & Energy Levels

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