Nutrients are the substances used by living cells. They provide energy, act as structural material, help chemical reactions, transport materials and regulate body temperature. Nutrients even affect the taste of food. When a pet’s nutrient level is not correct then several things can go wrong.
Hundreds of years ago we recognized that there were three nutrient types, carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Now we recognize over 40 animal nutrients and we have added three important categories, water, minerals and vitamins.
So when feeding your pet you need to look for foods that not only have carbohydrates, vitex vitamins, fat and protein but also contain the necessary vitamins and minerals to keep your pet healthy. Many commercial pet foods do not.
Don’t waste your money supplementing a poor diet. Place you pet on a quality food and then supplement from there.