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Plays a role in feline reproduction retinal function

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Unformatted text preview: in dog and cat foods, although beef tallow and pork lard are also used •  Corn, soybean, and safflower oils are the most commonly used vegetable fats in petfoods •  Fish oils and flaxseed are rich in omega- 3 fatty acids. (Good for anti- inflammatory use) Fats •  Dogs are more efficient than cats in digesting fats •  Cats can still digest and utilize relatively high levels of dietary fat, although are more prone to obesity •  Excess dietary fat may promote obesity •  Overweight cats are more likely to develop diabetes mellitus, experience lameness, have skin disorders, and have a shorter life expectancy Protein •  Protein constitutes nearly one- half of the dry matter of an animalʼȁs body. •  Composed of amino acids attached to each other by peptide bonds •  22 amino acids are important as structural components of body tissues Protein •  10 amino acids cannot be synthesized by dogs and cats and are dietary ESSEN...
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