Pets' need for protein



Protein is the cornerstone of animal nutrition.They are one of the most important nutrients in the diet and are currently one of the most widely disputed.The discussion about protein began during World War II,when commercial dog food became more and more popular and began to replace traditional meat and meat by-product diets.At first,cheap leftover meat was placed in food,with little consideration for flavor or fashion.But as interest in health is related to diet,a new generation of dog food has entered the market.These quality foods challenge the early foods by promoting a better product than ever before.This article will answer some questions about protein in your pet's diet.

Why do dogs and cats need protein?Protein is necessary for all aspects of growth and development,and is very important in structural composition and immune system.In addition,they are burned as calories and can be converted into fat storage.Dogs can synthesize taurine,so it is not supplemented in food.This is why dogs can eat cat food,but cats cannot eat dog food.Any amino acid deficiency may cause health problems.

Protein requirements vary from species to species,and vary greatly in fast-growing stage and aged animals with damaged kidneys.I will explain some special cases where protein levels need to be changed,but the following levels generally apply.

Pregnant and lactating dogs may need to feed puppies to give them the necessary protein.Sick,weak and weak animals also need extra protein.Animals with kidney disease may need to use a protein-restricted but high biological value diet to reduce the effects of kidney disease.

Can I feed too much protein?

Theoretically,if a healthy animal eats too much protein,some will be excreted in the urine,and the rest will be used as calories or converted into fat without causing any harm.But protein is the most expensive ingredient in food,why should it exceed the demand?