The role of energy and weight: from conception to adulthood

Caroline Burke
Monday, May 2, 2022

Growth represents a fundamental phase in a cat or dog's life and plays an important role in their life-long health. Energy intake influences not just bodyweight (both weight gain and loss), but also the rate of growth and even the success of reproduction. This article will take an in-depth look at the changing energy needs of cats and dogs from conception to adulthood and the role weight plays in supporting optimal growth.

Table 1. Definition of a low birth weight in puppies linked to breed size
Table 1. Definition of a low birth weight in puppies linked to breed size

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