At Animush Raw Pet Food, we understand that feeding your pet a healthy diet can be a challenge, and that a large part of the difficulty is finding accurate, reliable information about pet nutrition. To help correct this problem, our team has put together this article to provide an overview of dog nutrition and tell you the key information you need to know.
- Proteins. The first thing you need to know about dog nutrition is that dogs require protein. Dietary protein, and especially dietary protein from meat and animal products, contains 10 distinct amino acids that dogs’ bodies cannot produce on their own. Research has shown that dogs can detect the presence of these key amino acids through their sense of smell—meals containing these important proteins will be more appealing to dogs.
- Fats. Another key component of dog nutrition is fat and fatty acids. Fat is the most highly concentrated source of energy in a dog’s diet, and fatty acids contain and deliver essential vitamins as well. In particular, fat and fatty acids are necessary for keeping your dog’s coat, skin, and nails healthy—without these macronutrients, you dog’s hair will grow coarse and brittle, and their skin will become dry and flaky.
- Carbohydrates. Carbs also play an important role in dog nutrition, as carbs from dietary starches, sugars, and fiber provide another key source of energy. Our natural dog food contains natural fruits and vegetables, in addition to meat, to give your dog the energy and vitamins it needs to thrive.