Introduction of Pet Nutrition: Every Pet Owner Should Know
by Nicole Chen
The science of pet nutrition covers so wide a field. Not does it help
maintain the pet's health, but also manage to control health problems. Pets are
the same as human beings which gain nutrition from the food ingredients, such as
protein, fat and fiber. Ingredients are media that delivers the nutritious
substances into the body. So pet foods with ingredients that deliver balanced
nutrition are the best choices.
Like human beings, each pet has its specific nutrition requirement. For example,
foods for puppies are unsuitable for aged dogs with heart diseases. Both
over-nutrition and under-nutrition are harmful for pets' health. Don't think
adding as much nutrition as you can to pet foods, because over-nutrition will
generate toxins. And nutrition each dog requires is different, which depends on
its ages, health conditions and activities.
Nutrition comes from food mixture that maintains lives. The six type of
nutrition as follows play an important role in pets' health.
1. Protein: the main substance to construct body tissues, such as muscle, blood,
skins, organs, hairs, fingernails. Protein consist of twenty five types of amino
acids, and ten of them are essential which can't be replaced or composed by
other amino acid. Dogs can digest 90 to 95% animal protein, but can only digest
60 to 80% vegetable protein. Taking too much protein will cause stomachache or
2. Carbohydrate: contains sugar, amylum and fiber. It provides energy to bodies.
Taking too much lactose will cause diarrhea.
3. Fat: transport vitamins, keeping the moisture of skin and hair, adding favor
to tastes and providing energies.
4. Water: the most important nutrition.
5. Vitamins: contributes to metabolism and growth.
6. Mineral: an essential for skin, hair and bone health.
About the Author
Nicole works as nutrition specialist in Jitai Forage, http://www.jitaifeed.com/e-index.htm
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