Dwarf Divine Terrier
Nutritional Composition of Dog Food:
1. Protein: Dogs need protein from their food to maintain and grow. Protein is made up of about 25 amino acids. Ten of these amino acids are essential and cannot be replaced or synthesized by other amino acids. Dogs can digest 90 to 95 percent of animal proteins, but only 60 to 80 percent of vegetable proteins. If you eat too much, you won’t be able to digest the protein, which can lead to abdominal pain or diarrhea.
Protein-rich foods: There are mainly animal protein and plant protein foods, with animal protein having a higher physiological value. Of course, it is best to eat animal protein, such as: pork, beef, mutton, liver, loin, chicken, duck, fish, etc., such as eggs and duck eggs. Appropriate supplementation for dogs, depending on the actual situation, some puppies and pregnant and nursing bitches.
2. Fats: Most foods contain fats, which are made up of fatty acids, some of which are essential, and a lack of essential fatty acids can produce symptoms of nutritional imbalance deficiency such as itchy skin, excessive dandruff, and dry hair. Sometimes it can make dogs sluggish or nervous. Fat is the main source of energy for dogs, and fat also increases the palatability of food. As a carrier of fat-soluble vitamins, a healthy dog can digest and absorb fat completely.
Fat-rich foods: Canned foods especially canned meat, processed meat foods such as ham sausage, fatty meats, and animal offal foods. Feeding these fat-rich foods to your dog should be appropriate and not excessive, which can lead to obesity in pet dogs. Obesity can lead to many physical ailments.
3. Carbohydrates: Contains sugar, starch and fiber. Dogs can digest and absorb sucrose. Adult dogs cannot digest lactose, and eating too much of it can lead to dysentery.
A carbohydrate-rich food that dogs often eat is rice. It is the cheapest of the three main nutrients and provides the body with calories.
4. Vitamins: Generally commercial packaged dog feeds are fortified with a variety of essential vitamins, and consumption of packaged feeds does not lead to vitamin deficiencies.
5. Calcium and phosphorus: Calcium and phosphorus are two of the most important minerals, essential nutrients for bone growth and development, and must be adequately supplied in the diet.
These two elements play a very important role in the body. The female dog often shows clinical signs of postpartum hypocalcemia and should be supplemented with calcium after delivery. :Phototribe>