Dog Nutrition Basics

As a pet owner there are some basic principals of nutrition for dogs that you should be aware of – including how to read a pet food label, how to identify marketing claims vs. factual claims, and how to compare dog foods. But for those looking to go beyond just choosing a food – Dog Nutrition Basics will provide you with information about the unique nutritional needs that dogs have. And potentially explain why certain diets are formulated in certain ways.

Protein

Fat

Essential Fatty Acids for Puppies

The Fats your Puppy Needs in their Diet

According to AAFCO (the Association of American Feed Control Officials), and the NRC (the National Research Council) there are four main “essential” fatty acids for dogs: Linoleic acid, alpha-Linolenic acid, arachidonic acid, Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and Docosahexaenoic acid.

Carbohydrates

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