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Objectives of Health Nutrition

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The four objectives of Health Nutrition

Thanks to scientific and veterinary research, the traditional concept of nutrition, i.e. developing, sustaining and providing energy to the body, now has a preventive and, in certain conditions, a curative dimension. These new dimensions mark the birth of Health Nutrition.

Nutrition has four objectives :

  1. Body development and maintenance : Amino acids, minerals, trace elements, vitamins and fatty acids respond to the basic nutritional needs for the development maintenance of the body.
  2. Energy provision : Lipids and carbohydrates are the main energy sources for dogs. Cats are also dependent on proteins for their energy metabolism.
  3. Nourishing and prevention: Some nutrients are incorporated in the ration (antioxidants, prebiotics, fibre, essential fatty acids, etc), to prevent such risks as kidney disease, digestive problems and the effects of ageing.
  4. Nourishing and caring: Certain nutrients are added and others limited in food to support the therapeutic or convalescence process, helping pets recover from a number of ailments.