Objectives of Health Nutrition

The four objectives of Health Nutrition

Nutrition has four objectives:

  1. Body development and maintenance: Amino acids, minerals, trace elements, vitamins and fatty acids respond to the basic nutritional needs for the development maintenance of the body.
  2. Energy provision: Lipids and carbohydrates are the main energy sources for dogs. Cats are also dependent on proteins for their energy metabolism.
  3. Nourishing and prevention: Some nutrients are incorporated in the ration (antioxidants, pre-biotics, fibre, essential fatty acids, etc), to prevent such risks as kidney disease, digestive problems and the effects of ageing.
  4. Nourishing and caring: Certain nutrients are added and others limited in food to support the therapeutic or convalescence process, helping pets recover from a number of ailments.


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