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.

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  • Agriculture — Animal Health and Nutrition
  • Biology and Life Sciences — Lab Animal Research

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424 pages | 8 1/2 x 11
Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-309-08628-8
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Front Matter i-xxii
Overview 1-4
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National Research Council. Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2006.

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