Importance of Providing Balanced Nutrition to Pets

A proper combination of nutrients is highly essential when feeding your pets. This is because, like humans, your pets too require a certain combination of carbohydrates, proteins and other minerals in order to function normally.

Certain nutritional supplements are manufactured keeping specific functions in mind. For instance, some dog foods are meant for specific stages of an animal’s life like pregnant or geriatric dogs, while others are developed for providing hypoallergenic nutrition or for keeping a check on specific health conditions which can be related to the heart, kidneys or any other part of the body.

In other words, each and every nutrient in your pet’s food serves a specific purpose, in the absence of which your pet may not be able to maintain and repair muscles, bones, teeth and fight off infection.Let’s discuss the importance of providing balanced nutrition to pets in detail.

Body Condition and Muscle Tone

Every cell in the body is made of protein which helps in building hair, muscles, organs and other tissues. It is also required in order to repair cells which have been damaged and create new ones. Protein is also important for growing and pregnant pets. The protein in diet ensures that your pet is able to build and maintain strong muscles.

Skin and Coat Health

A dog with a shinier coat is a healthy dog. This is because dogs which are provided with optimal amount of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in their diet will have a skin which is healthy and a coat which shines. Dry skin lead to hair breaking and patches of fur falling out very easily. Additionally, omega-3 fatty acids also have anti-inflammatory effects which reduces itching and other irritation in pets.

Digestion and Elimination

Fiber in food helps in proper digestion and elimination in pets. The pet foods are developed by experts to make sure that the much needed nutrients are easily available and can easily be absorbed by the body of your pet. Digestibility is extremely essential so that your dog can use up all the nutrients in the food and rid the body of what is unwanted. The food provided should be such that it provides all the required nutrition but produces very minimal stools.

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One thought on “Importance of Providing Balanced Nutrition to Pets

  1. Giving proper and balanced nutrition to your pets is as important as it is for humans. Lack of one form of nutritional supplement should be made up by adding another. You can ask your vet to prepare a proper diet chart for your pet so that it gets all the nutrients it needs.

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