When it comes to feeding your dog or cat, guidelines are meant to used as just that. Guidelines. They are not written in stone and they can be changed when needed. There are several important factors in deciding how much your pet should eat. It should not be based solely on the weight of the animal. Let's take a look:
Age. How old is your pet? A growing dog or cat will sometimes eat twice or three times as much as an adult of their weight. A senior may eat substantially less than a young adult. The metabolic rate and needs of your pet will change over the course of their lifetime. You must observe and adapt to these changes. Young animals' bodies are busy building bone and other important tissues as well as running the every day systems. Cells are producing rapidly and the amount of food they will need to fuel healthy growth will vary. Senior dogs often slow in their metabolism and may need less food than they once did in their younger bodies. Middle-aged dogs will need a maintenance diet that will reflect their health status and lifestyle.
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Organ meats? Gross, right? Well, even though they may seem gross to most of us, organ meats are an extremely important component of a carnivore’s diet. They contain an array of important trace minerals, vitamins and amino acids that are essential for helping your pet stay healthy and vital.
Dogs: Approximately 10% of the dog’s diet should consist of organ meat.
Cats: Cats require 15-20% of the total diet to consist of organ meat, mainly liver and heart. Heart meat is a great source of taurine for cats and is essential to them since they cannot synthesize it from precursor substances.
Menu items from 3P Naturals include: Heart & liver from beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, turkey, duck and more
NUTRIENTS FOUND IN LIVER AND HEART
Just by adding organ meats to the diet, you will be providing the following important nutrients.