WALTHAM® pocket book of essential nutrition for cats and dogs Edited by Prof. Dominique Grandjean and Dr. Richard Butterwick.

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   WALTHAM ®  pocket book of essential nutrition for cats and dogs Edited by Prof. Dominique Grandjean and Dr. Richard Butterwick  ContentsHomeQuit  Printer  Back  Next    WALTHAM ®  pocket book of essential nutrition for cats and dogs ContentsHomeQuit  Printer  Back  Next   Contents Foreword ....................................................4WALTHAM ®  ...............................................5The importance of complete and balanced nutrition ..................................6Energy requirements of the adult cat and dog ...............................................8Understanding dogs .............................10 Understanding cats ..............................11Macronutrients ......................................12Water  ........................................................13 Protein  .....................................................14Amino acids ............................................15Methionine and cysteine ...................16Taurine ......................................................17Arginine ....................................................18Lysine ........................................................19Phenylalanine and tyrosine ...............20Branched chain amino acids (BCAA) ......................................................21Histidine ...................................................22Threonine.................................................22Tryptophan ..............................................23 Fats  ............................................................24Fatty acids ...............................................25Omega-3 fatty acids ...........................26Omega-6 fatty acids ...........................27 Carbohydrates  ......................................28Sugars........................................................29Starch ........................................................30Fibre ...........................................................31 Vitamins  ..................................................32Vitamin A (retinol) ...............................33Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) ...............34Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) ...........35Vitamin K (menaquinone-7, MK-7) .36Vitamin B1 (thiamin) ..........................37Other B vitamins ..................................38Choline .....................................................43 Minerals  ...................................................44Calcium (Ca) ...........................................45Phosphorus (P) .......................................46Potassium (K) .........................................47Sodium (Na) ...........................................48Magnesium (Mg)...................................49Chloride (Cl) ...........................................50Iron (Fe) ....................................................51Zinc (Zn) ..................................................52Manganese (Mn) ...................................53Copper (Cu) ............................................54Iodine (I) ...................................................55 Selenium (Se) .........................................56The benefits of manufactured pet foods ..................................................57Healthy weight maintenance ...........58 Essential nutrients Nutrient Key Beneficial nutrients ContentsHomeQuit  Printer  Back  Next   Foreword As a scientist working in companion animal nutrition, I believe that no other factor plays such a crucial role in the health and wellbeing of pets as a nutritionally balanced diet, whether the food format is wet, dry or semi-moist. For those of us that have owned pets, we fully understand their importance as integral members of the family, and our responsibility towards them.The importance of complete and balanced nutrition is as true today as it was when our pet care business first started back in the 1930s. We can be proud of our heritage – but not complacent. Today, as the largest manufacturer of pet food, we hold a very privileged role. This position, however, demands that we act responsibly as a leader in developing the pet food category and, as part of this, that we define the nutritional agenda on behalf of our real customers, lest we forget, dogs and cats. The WALTHAM ®  Centre for Pet Nutrition is a visible and tangible embodiment of the commitment Mars has made, and continues to make, in advancing pet nutrition. WALTHAM ® published its first paper on canine nutrition in 1961, and since then has taken a leadership role in advancing knowledge in dog and cat nutrition. Over the past 50 years, significant steps have been made in defining the nutritional needs of dogs and cats. We now know the ‘essential’ nutrients needed to maintain health and well-being in dogs and cats. We also know that whilst there are some similarities in the nutritional needs of dogs and cats, there are profound differences, which in part reflect the unique nature of the cat as an ‘obligate’ carnivore. For this reason cats should not be treated as small versions of dogs in terms of their nutrient requirements. This book will help to emphasise the specific and unique nutritional needs of these two important species.Advancing knowledge in pet nutrition continues to be a key goal for WALTHAM ®  – however, sharing that knowledge is equally as important. The ambition of this book is to provide you with an insight into the basic building blocks that contribute to complete and balanced nutrition for dogs and cats. The intent of this booklet is to improve  your understanding of the importance of cat and dog nutrition.The book has been designed in bite-sized chunks that you can ingest, digest and assimilate in discrete meals, or as a grand banquet. Whichever way you choose to read it, I hope that it will become a key reference for you – and please recommend it to your colleagues. Finally, I would like to acknowledge the contributors, who have written this because of their passion and commitment to pets. Dr. Richard Butterwick PhD Head of Nutrition WALTHAM ®  Centre for Pet Nutrition WALTHAM ®  pocket book of essential nutrition for cats and dogs – Proteins4 ContentsHomeQuit  Printer  Back  Next   WALTHAM ® The world’s leading authority on pet care and nutrition WALTHAM ®  pocket book of essential nutrition for cats and dogs – WALTHAM ® 5 For nearly 50 years WALTHAM ®  has been the leading authority within the field of cat and dog nutrition. WALTHAM ®  science and publications have been instrumental in helping define the nutrient requirements of cats and dogs, from determining the amino acid requirements of the dog, through to understanding the taurine levels required in manufactured cat foods. Today this knowledge is often taken for granted by the pet food manufacturers of the 21st century. This booklet aims to summarise the essential nutrients required by every cat or dog, regardless of age, size or lifestyle. The WALTHAM ®  approach to pet nutrition WALTHAM ®  scientists work in partnership with the pets at the WALTHAM ®  Centre for Pet Nutrition, where fundamental pet-focused research supporting Mars Petcare delivers scientific breakthroughs in the areas of pet nutrition, health, wellbeing and behaviour.In collaboration with global scientific institutes and experts, the WALTHAM ®  team of pet carers, scientists and research staff support leading Mars Petcare brands such as Whiskas ® , Pedigree ® , Trill ® , Cesar  ® , Sheba ® , Kitekat ® , Aquarian ® , Winergy ® , Nutro ®  and Royal Canin.For every associate working in Mars Petcare, whether for example in R&D, Sales, Franchise, Corporate Affairs, Manufacturing or Commercial, this book provides a valuable introduction to the essential nutrients required by cats and dogs. Today, delivering essential nutrient requirements within manufactured main meal pet foods, regardless of brand positioning, is entry level for the category. A good understanding of essential nutrition and what that means is vital for anyone working in the pet food industry. www.waltham.com ContentsHomeQuit  Printer  Back  Next 
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