MAKING A WISE CHOICE
Which criteria should guide our choices when it comes to our pet’s food? First, we have to look at the animal’s stage of life. For example, a growing puppy or kitten requires a calcium/phosphorus ratio that is optimal to promote healthy bone development. A bone structure that develops at the proper pace is less sensitive to various unwanted conditions. This is the case for cats and dogs.
When it comes to puppies, it is important to know that small breed dogs grow faster than large breed dogs, which can grow for up to two years. Because of this rapid growth, small breed nutrition must fit the dog’s metabolism.
Then, there are also genetics to consider. Some breeds are more predisposed to dental or cardiac diseases, joint problems and so many other conditions. In any case, your veterinarian will be able to recommend the proper nutrition for your pet.