The nutritional requirements of dogs and cats vary depending on several criteria:
SIZE: differences inherent to size go hand-in-hand with very strong specific characteristics. A Chihuahua should not be fed in the same way as a Saint Bernard!
AGE: Growing puppies and kittens have nutritional needs which differ from those of adult animals.
LIFESTYLE: Outdoor cats are more active than indoor cats and have higher energy requirements.
BREED: Certain dog and cat breeds have specific characteristics requiring a tailored nutritional solution.
PHYSIOLOGICAL STAGE: gestation, lactation, growth, sexual status (male, female, sterilized or not) influence the animal’s needs.