Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats

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Updating recommendations last made by the National Research Council in the mid-1980s, this report provides nutrient recommendations based on physical activity and stage in life, major factors that influence nutrient needs. It looks at how nutrients are metabolized in the bodies of dogs and cats, indications of nutrient deficiency, and diseases related to poor nutrition. The report provides a valuable resource for industry professionals formulating diets, scientists setting research agendas, government officials developing regulations for pet food labeling, and as a university textbook for dog and cat nutrition. It can also guide pet owners feeding decisions for their pets with information on specific nutrient needs, characteristics of different types of pet foods, and factors to consider when feeding cats and dogs.

 

Contents

OVERVIEW
1
FAT AND FATTY ACIDS
5
FIGURES
6
PROTEIN AND AMINO ACIDS
17
FEEDING BEHAVIOR OF DOGS AND CATS
22
ENERGY
28
CARBOHYDRATES AND FIBER
49
Basic Concepts
111
Biotin
230
WATER
246
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR LABORATORY ANIMALS
252
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND ENVIRONMENT
258
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275
258
305
DIET FORMULATION AND FEED PROCESSING
313

Amino Acid Minimum Requirements Recommended Allowances Adequate Intakes
120
Dispensable Amino Acids
134
MINERALS
145
Vanadium
186
VITAMINS
193
Vitamin E
205
Riboflavin
216
131
319
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334
NUTRIENT COMPOSITION OF INGREDIENTS USED IN DOG
343
Flavors and Extracts
350
154
359
APPENDIXES
371
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