Did you know cooked food kibble diets, metabolize as SUGAR in your dogs and cats body? It's sadly true. Which explains why cats and dogs experience so many health problems! Well 50% of their kibble turns into sugar, an their little bodies can't sustain the cooked diets you are feeding them, no matter how much you "love" that kibble brand. Ferox gives your pets a voice, and your pet doesn't care about that "brand name" from Texas or that Fake "grain-free" kibble with the matte bag finish that makes it look organic and classy. That bag is trashy. But, this blog isn't about cooked food, it's about the book on nutrient requirements of dogs and cats. It's a well published book, written and peer-reviewed by doctors, nutritionists and veterinarians.
So, If there is one book you read regarding your pet's health at home, Ferox suggests, hands-down, this book is the one. Titled, "Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats" is a must-read for pet owners. This report by the National Research Council provides nutrient recommendations based on physical activity and stage in life, major factors that influence nutrient needs. Most notably, the NRC looks at how nutrients are metabolized in the bodies of dogs and cats, indications of nutrient deficiency, and diseases related to poor nutrition.
The report provides a valuable resource for industry professionals formulating diets, scientists setting research agendas, government officials developing regulations for pet food labeling, and as a university textbook for dog and cat nutrition. It can also guide pet owners feeding decisions for their pets with information on specific nutrient needs, characteristics of different types of pet foods, and factors to consider when feeding cats and dogs.