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Rich in nutrients dogs foods. Hill's Science Plan Adult. A requirement for dietary protein actually represents the need for essential amino acids and adequate nonessential amino acids to maintain body protein and to supply nitrogen for the synthesis of nonessential amino acids and other essential nitrogen-containing. This requirement is commonly expressed as a protein requirement because amino acids and nitrogen-containing compounds are most typically supplied in the diet in the form of intact protein.

Adult animals require dietary protein to maintain whole-body protein turnover. This turnover represents the synthesis and breakdown of proteins in all tissues of the body, including skin, hair, skeletal muscle, digestive enzymes, hormones, serum transport proteins, and mucosal cells. It is the sum of the losses of all of the body's individual proteins and nitrogen-containing compounds that ultimately determines an individual's daily protein (amino acid) requirement.

Young animals have the same maintenance requirements as adult animals, plus an added requirement for the deposition or growth of new tissue. Protein in the diets of adult dogs, adult cats, puppies, and kittens is necessary for the replacement of protein losses in the skin, hair, digestive enzymes, and mucosal cells, as well as amino acid losses from normal cellular protein catabolism. Puppies and kittens also require protein for growth.

Dogs Adult Healthy Mobility Food

Hill's Science Plan Adult - Saver Pack: Turkey

Hill's Saver Pack, Turkey

Hill's Science Plan Adult 1+ Healthy Mobility Large Breed with Chicken - 14kg

Hill's Mobility Large Breed

Hill's Science Plan Adult 1-6 Medium Culinary Creations Duck & Potato - Economy Pack: 2 x 2.5kg

Hill's Culinary Creations Duck

Hill's Science Plan Adult 1-6 Medium with Lamb & Rice - 18kg

Hill's Adult Lamb & Rice

Hill's Science dry food made entirely of natural ingredients

Hill's Science Plan Adult Culinary Creations Duck Potato is a comprehensive dry meal for adult dogs, thanks to its delicious flavor, appealing texture, and high-quality ingredients. This balanced recipe is intended especially for dogs between the ages of one and six years old that weigh 11 to 25 kg. It has lean muscle mass-building and maintenance-promoting healthy protein from duck meat, and other readily digestible ingredients ensure that the correct amount of nutrients are taken in.

For this Hill's Science Plan Adult Culinary Creations, Levels 1-6, the ideal mixture Due to its superior ingredients and lack of artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, veterinarians recommend duck potato. Most dogs also love its mouthwatering flavor and enticing texture. Levels 1-6 of Hill's Science Plan Adult Culinary Creations Quickly, Duck Potato: Dry food made entirely of natural ingredients for older dogs, 11-25 kg, ages one to six.

Excellent quality: a dish made exclusively with first-rate ingredients High protein content: Duck meat contains high-quality protein that can help maintain and grow lean muscular mass. Easy to process: contains elements that are easily digested, such as potatoes, to ensure optimal nutritional intake. Superb approval: scrumptious taste and captivating texture No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives; veterinarians recommend it as being well-digested and safe.

Grain Free Cats Food: Yarrah Organic Grain Free Cats Food

Adult 1-6 Medium with Tuna and Rice

Hill's Science Plan Adult 1-6 Medium with Tuna & Rice - 12kg

Hill's Science Plan Adult

<Hill's Science Plan Adult Small & Mini Mousse - Saver Pack: Chicken

Hill's Saver Pack, Chicken

Hill's Science Plan Mature Adult 7+ with Chicken - Chicken

Hill's Mature Adult 7+

Hill's Prescription Diet Canine z/d Food Sensitivities - 12 x 370g

Hill's Food Sensitivities

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Historically, the response criteria that have been used to determine protein requirements in dogs and cats are nitrogen balance and growth rate. Nitrogen balance studies are based upon the fact that protein, on the average, contains 16% nitrogen. The nitrogen contents of food, feces, and urine are commonly measured using analytical tests. Measuring nitrogen intake and excretion provides a rough estimate of the body's protein status. Nitrogen balance is calculated as: Nitrogen balance = Nitrogen intake from food - Nitrogen excretion through urine and feces. The nitrogen in the feces is comprised of unabsorbed dietary protein and nitrogen from endogenous sources, such as intestinal cells and gut microflora. Urinary nitrogen is composed primarily of urea, which is the end product of amino acid catabolism. Further nitrogen losses occur from desquamated cells of the skin surface, hair, and nails.

However, these losses are very difficult to measure and are usually not considered when measuring nitrogen balance in experimental studies. Requirement studies with growing animals use maximum positive nitrogen balance and growth rate as response variables to indicate an adequate level of protein in the diet. Studies of adult companion animals at maintenance use zero nitrogen balance to indicate dietary protein adequacy. Zero nitrogen balance provides an indirect measure of whole-body protein turnover and suggests that the body's daily loss of protein is replaced by intake, without a net gain or loss in total body protein.

Although the majority of requirement studies have used zero nitrogen balance to assess the protein requirement of adult animals during maintenance, it is important to recognize that there are certain limitations to the use of the nitrogen balance technique. First, nitrogen balance does not provide information regarding the adequacy of individual amino acids. Therefore amino acid requirement studies have been conducted independently of protein requirement studies. Second, the minimum level of protein needed to maintain zero nitrogen balance may not be adequate to promote optimal performance and health.

Hill's Perfect Weight, Active Mobility

Hill's Science Plan Adult 1+ Perfect Weight & Active Mobility Large - 12kg

Hill's Science Plan Adult

Hill's Science Plan Adult 1-6 Small & Mini with Lamb & Rice - Economy Pack: 2 x 6kg

Lamb & Rice - Economy Pack

Hill's Science Plan Adult 6+ Senior Vitality Large Breed with Chicken - 14kg

Large Breed with Chicken

Hill's Science Plan Adult 7+ Senior Vitality Medium with Chicken - 14kg

Hill's Science Senior Vitality

The caloric density of the diet

The determination of the exact protein requirements for dogs and cats is a difficult task because many factors affect an individual animals need for protein. Dietary factors that affect protein turnover (nitrogen balance) include protein quality and amino acid composition, protein digestibility, and the energy density of the diet. In addition, an animal's activity level, physiological state, and prior nutritional status can all influence protein requirement as determined by nitrogen balance, wholebody protein turnover, or growth rate.

An animal's protein requirement varies inversely with the protein sources digestibility and with its ability to provide all of the essential amino acids in their correct quantities and ratios. As protein digestibility and quality increase, the level of protein that must be included in the diet to meet the animal's needs decreases. Early protein requirement studies with dogs and cats used either purified or semipurified diets; the protein and amino acids in these types of diets are highly digestible and available. In contrast, most of the protein sources used in commercial pet foods have comparatively lower digestibility coefficients.

However, when the fat content of the diet was increased to 30%, 29% crude protein was necessary to support maximal growth. The reason for this change relates to an animal's tendency to eat to satisfy its energy needs. Provided that these controls are in place, an animal will naturally consume less of a more energy-dense ration.

Pet owners who use portion-controlled feeding regimens usually adjust quantity according to their pets body weight and/or growth rate. Therefore portioncontrolled feeding schedules are still regulated according to a pet's energy requirements. When lower quantities of food are fed because of greater energy density, protein must contribute a higher proportion of the diet so that the animal is still able to meet its total protein needs. Although protein is the most commonly used example, this relationship with energy also applies to all other essential nutrients.

As your dog gets older.