As with humans, a poor diet can leave your pet feeling tired, run-down and prone to infections and ailments. Without adequate nutrition, they would not be able to maintain muscle tone, build and repair muscles, teeth and bone, perform normal daily activities with ease or fight-off infection. Fortunately nowadays more and more pet owners are extending to their animals the same nutritional concern and high food standards they apply to themselves.
The proper balance of nutrients is essential. Animals (and humans) need a certain combination of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and water every day in order to function normally. Balanced nutrition is no accident.
Is important to understand the purpose of each and every ingredient:
- Proteins provide a source of energy, help with muscle function, and growth.
- Fats provide energy, help the brain function, and keep the skin and hair coat shiny and healthy.
- Carbohydrates supply a source of quick energy that allow your dog to be active and energetic.
- Vitamins and minerals are necessary for muscle contraction and nerve conduction and help prevent diseases.
Always read the lebels of the food packaging so that you know the diet your pet gets.