The importance of good nutrition in growing puppies and kittens

Clare Hemmings
Sunday, October 2, 2016

While balanced nutrition is important for the whole of a dog or cat's life, of particular interest is the growth phase, which is the most complex and delicate stage of a dog or cat's life, during which a multitude of macroand micro-nutrients are required at specific levels to ensure ideal growth and development of skeleton, joints and other body systems. This article explores these nutrients and the impact each has on the growing puppy or kitten, examines the complexity of balancing a diet for growth — particularly for large breed dogs — and considers the potential consequences of feeding an unbalanced diet during this key phase.

The importance of good nutrition in growing puppies and kittens
The importance of good nutrition in growing puppies and kittens

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