Chapter 9 Pt 1

Only for healthy bones but also for muscle strength

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Unformatted text preview: ologic states requiring protein intake above that needed for maintenance •  Growth •  Pregnancy •  Lactation •  Geriatric Age Protein •  Protein is the most expensive major component of companion animal diets. •  Raw materials of animal origin not suitable for human consumption constitutes high proportion in formulated petfoods •  Animal meats are by- products from •  Meat- packing •  Poultry- processing •  Fish- canning industries •  Important sources of high- quality protein, energy, and minerals. Protein •  Plant proteins have been a reliable source of nutrients in petfoods for decades. •  Soybean meal is the most common plant protein used in dog diets. •  Most other cereal proteins are low in the amino acids lysine, methionine, leucine, and tryptophan. •  Protein quality is especially important in the nutrition and quality of life of dogs and cats. •  Animal proteins are preferred in companion animal diets, especially those of cats Vitamins •  Essential organic elements in companion animal diets •  Involved in more than 30 metabolic reactions in cellular metabolism. •  Two...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2014 for the course AVS 201 taught by Professor Mallilo during the Spring '11 term at Rhode Island.

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