For You To Understand The Role Of Fat In Pet Food
Talk about fat for the role of pets.
Cats and dogs in various tissues and organs contain lipids, pet food mainly phospholipids and cholesterol, most of the lipid is an important part of the cell membrane, lipids are cell proliferation, renewal, repair of raw materials, while involved in certain metabolic regulation of cells Material synthesis.
Fat is an important energy material in the body of cats and dogs, pet food is the highest energy of nutrients. When the cat and dog intake of energy in the body more than the actual amount required, the excess energy is mainly stored in the form of fat in the body, and fat can be stored in a smaller volume of larger energy, is the best form of pet storage energy.
Fat also provides all the essential fatty acids needed by cats and dogs.
Vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, carotene is fat-soluble, in the body of cats and dogs must be dissolved in fat can be digested and absorbed, so fat is even more important.
In addition, the high levels of mammalian skin in the skin with resistance to microbial invasion, the role of the protection of the body, pet food subcutaneous fat to prevent the loss of heat, in the cold winter can maintain a good body temperature constant, lipid filled in the organs around , Have a fixed, protective organs and ease the role of external momentum.
Then the content of fat in the cats and dogs in the food level of what impact?
If the lack of fat in food, because cats and dogs usually need enough energy, it will exacerbate the body's protein consumption, so that weight loss, and when the dog during pregnancy, insulin damage, so that fat can not be fully utilized and excluded from the body, Will lead to dermatitis, dander increased, the hair is not shiny, pet food dry skin and other symptoms, the emergence of such symptoms, you can add additional fat in the dog food or corn oil can be.
If the food fat content is too high, can cause obesity (like people). Obesity can cause fatty liver, pancreatitis and other diseases, of course, there are many other negative effects, pet obesity than men appear more serious disease more serious.
AAFCO standard requirements in the juvenile dog fat content of the lowest 8%, the minimum number of dogs into 5%, the standard domestic dog food generally can meet. If the home of the cat and dog in the normal number of normal feeding process, the above said the situation, please timely food. Because it is likely to be caused by high or low fat content in cats and dogs.
In recent years, due to the rapid development of the pet industry, polyunsaturated fatty acids are widely used in functional pet food, for the pet skin and coat health is very important. Many professional formula of dog food, have added a certain percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids or unsaturated fatty acids high content of ingredients.
Unsaturated fatty acids with high levels of fatty acids are up to 20%, but not the highest, sunflower seed oil is up to 65% of unsaturated fatty acids, pet food but pinch, like DHA, EPA, these two unsaturated fatty acids Terrestrial plant oil is not in the fish, but in the marine fish content is more. So, fish oil can not only promote the healthy growth of pet fur, but also to promote its intellectual development (DHA role) and make up for autoimmune defects (EPA role).