The Nutritional Requirements of Dogs and Cats

Bengal-16458The 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.

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