Vitamins were the last group of dietary essentials to be recognized.
In 1906, Fredrick Hopkins stated that" Diseases like rickets and scurvy are very likely caused by a
lack in the diet of very tiny, even trace amounts of substances which he re
Background Information on Cats
Origins of the Cat
Cats are descendants of the same carnivorous, tree-climbing Miacis from which dogs
descended. Proailurus, the first cat, appeared about 35 million years ago. Modern cat
types with normal canine teeth appea
Nutrition of the Adult Cat
A completely balanced commercial premium cat food is the best diet for the adult cat at
maintenance. Recommendations on the label should be followed and if the cat is fed ad
libitum, then it is recommended to feed ju
Kitten Nutrition and Care
At birth, kittens average 10 to 15 cm in length and weigh between 85 to 120 g with a
mean weight of approximately 100 g. During the first 24 to 72 hours after birth, the
queen provides colostrum to the kitten. Colostrum provides
Introduction to Nutrition of Cats
Who are you feeding?
The cat is a true carnivore because it requires animal tissue to meet its metabolic needs.
Although many species of animal may be carnivorous, few are true carnivores. This is
one of the many unique f
Feeding Working Dogs
In general, working dogs require more energy and nutrients than adult dogs at normal
maintenance. Working dogs include sled dogs, livestock-herding dogs, guide dogs for
the disabled, protection dogs, hunting dogs and service dogs (sce
Feeding Adult Dogs for Maintenance
Maintenance after a dog has reached full maturity, this time is referred to as the
maintenance period. Mature adult dogs that are not working hard or in a state of
reproduction are in a state of maintenance. Normal healt
Uncle Sam was a New York packer who sent barrels of pork to troops in the War of 1812
Living high on the hog came about because the higher rank you were in the army, the better cut of
pork you got.
Heaviest hog ever was a Pol
Draft horses: 1600-2100 pounds. In 1920, 80% of United States horses were draft horses.
Belgian: from Belgium. United States association started in 1887. It is the most popular U.S. draft
horse. They are the lowest set, but heavier muscled so it