Petdoor: Nutritional Requirements of Cats and Dogs
Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats, a 400-page
report by an international team of experts, is the most comprehensive
assessment of the daily nutrient and calorie requirements for dogs and
cats. Updating recommendations last made by the Research Council in the
mid-1980s, the report provides nutrient recommendations based on
physical activity and stage in life, major factors that influence
nutrient needs. It also looks at how nutrients are metabolized in the
bodies of dogs and cats, indications of nutrient deficiency, and
diseases related to poor nutrition.
The report provides a valuable resource for industry professionals formulating diets, scientists setting research agendas, government officials developing regulations for pet food labeling, and as a university textbook for dog and cat nutrition. It also can guide pet owners feeding decisions for their pets with information on specific nutrient needs, characteristics of different types of petfoods, and factors to consider when feeding cats and dogs.
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Click here to read the overview and purchase the book.
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