Good nutrition is just as important to your pet’s health as your own health. Your pet needs a balanced diet to keep it healthy. Unlike humans, pets have the same diet every day. Therefore, your pet must meet all nutritional requirements and requirements for proteins, vitamins, fats and minerals in this diet.
Good nutrition is not only good for the overall health of pets, but also for their skin and hair. Proper nutrition will affect the overall internal functioning of pets to get the best health, happiness and longevity!
Now we will take a long time to understand some of the important nutritional values that your dog’s diet should include:
Protein intake is essential for pet health. It is the source of amino acids needed to make bones, muscles, hair, skin and everything else in the body. Protein is an important part of the diet and nutritional needs of pets. It is roughly estimated that the protein needed in his diet is 20% in dog food and 30% in cat food.
Cats are carnivores, meaning they need meat proteins and usually need more protein. Dogs are omnivores like humans, so they can eat meat and vegetables. In fact, dogs can do well on a well-balanced vegetarian diet, while cats may not, as they need more protein.
Dietary fat provides most of the body’s caloric and essential fatty acids needs. In fact, “fat” is the most expensive ingredient in pet food. It is for this reason that some cheap dog food companies are frugal with the quality and quantity of fat in pet food. Insufficient fat and poor quality can lead to poor health of your pet’s skin and coat. There are some dog food manufacturers who add extra essential fatty acids to their food to promote skin and coat health – you prefer food that you feed your dog!
Fiber (from plants) is a non-digestible substance in food. A small amount of fiber is essential for proper digestion of food. Without proper fiber intake, pets will develop diarrhea, leading to more potential health problems and risks.
Poor quality pet food contains more fiber because it is cheaper than fatty acids, making your pet product poop more than average. With the right amount of fiber, your pet owner can reduce the number of times he has to scoop poop!
Vitamins and minerals require small amounts but are essential for your pet’s health. Calcium and phosphorus (part of bone), sodium (an important part of the enzyme system) and iron (part of hemoglobin) are just a few of the many essential vitamins and minerals pets need for optimal health and nutrition.
The last ingredient found in pet food is a preservative. Preservatives are necessary to prevent food oxidation – there are no preservatives in dog food and the ingredients will quickly diminish.
So there you have it – basic feeding tips will ensure that your pet is getting a balanced diet, which will ensure his overall health and well-being. We hope this article makes it easier for you to manage your pet’s diet because you better understand his needs!