Dogs do a lot of bizarre things, and one of these oddities is eating grass on the street. Veterinarians say that about 80% of furry Pets like to eat greens. Curiously, the reason for this phenomenon, scientists have not yet found out.
Veterinarians do not know why dogs eat grass, but they can accurately name factors that are not the cause of a sudden passion for greenery. Experts say that:
The dog doesn’t eat grass for lack of vitamins. The digestive tract of dogs simply does not contain enzymes that can digest greens.
Quadrupeds eat greens regardless of the diet and type of food. Continue reading
With age, digestion and absorption of food deteriorates significantly. In most cases, this problem is also joined by a bad condition of the teeth. During this period of life, the need for calories is reduced, but now you need more protein, trace elements and vitamins. It should be borne in mind that the daily diet of the cat now needs to be divided into 3-4 parts. This will avoid additional stress on the digestive system. Proper feeding during this period will support the weakening body and prevent the development of chronic diseases.
Example of an aging cat’s diet:
30-40% – fish and meat; Continue reading
The epigraph of this work is the statement of a specialist in the field of animal feeding for a reason. This phrase reflects the whole essence of the problem of feeding animals and is the main rule of feeding any animals (and humans). This is especially true for highly specialized species of animals, such as herbivores and carnivores, since mixotrophophores (bear, pig, and… man) are characterized by a diverse diet, but at the same time they also have their own laws of norms and quality of food consumed.
The reason for writing this article was the ongoing discussion about what to feed dogs and cats, what diet is better for them. Although we must pay tribute to most of the issues and problems of feeding — the merit of manufacturers of ready-made commercial feed and nothing more. Continue reading