Optimum Pet Nutrition | Maintain a Healthy Diet | Dr. Bill’s Advanced Nutritional Support

We all want our pets to live long
healthy lives. The key to great health for all living organisms is optimum
nutrition. So let’s talk for a minute about how to choose the best diet for
your dog or cat. Hello, I’m Doctor Bill Barnett. American society as a whole is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of nutrition and its effect on health The information is readily available
everywhere you look. The fact that so many of us choose not to embrace this knowledge is baffling to me. Nutrition can be simple if you don’t try
to complicate it. A balanced diet contains optimal proportions of all essential
nutrients so that they can be utilized with maximum efficiency for the billions
of metabolic tasks that occur in your dog’s body everyday. The basic nutritional needs of the dog are as follows: Energy is the first priority of all
animal species. Protein is the most important nutrient of carnivores; it
provides the essential amino acids required to build and repair all of the
cells of the body. Fats provide our pets with essential fatty acids. Fatty acids
are instrumental for cell health, development, immune system response, the regulation of inflammation, and blood clotting. Carbohydrates: a dietary requirement for carbohydrates has never been established for either the dog or cat. Not
even those subjected to hard work. The carnivore digestive system is optimized to get the energy they need from the protein and fat content in their diet. Fiber: its primary use is to provide bulk and regulate intestinal transit. The short intestinal tract of the carnivore is designed for optimal digestion of concentrated protein and fat with as little bulky fiber as possible. Vitamins: with few exceptions vitamins cannot be synthesized in our pets therefore they must come from their food. Vitamins are considered essential for life. Minerals are inorganic compounds found in the earth. Minerals are required for bone metabolism, maintaining intracellular and extracellular fluid volumes and regulating most enzymatic and hormonal functions in our pets. Digestion and utilization of nutrients involves a combination of mechanical, chemical, and microbial events all contributing to the sequential degradation of food components. The digestive system of the
dogs and cats is a carnivorous system designed to process meat and fats. When
you give your dog or cat high levels of carbohydrate or fiber, the result is
inadequate digestion, poor nutrient absorption, intestinal discomfort, and excessive stool formation. When choosing your pet’s diet do not make decisions based on fancy names or advertising. Take a few minutes to learn how to feed
them a biologically correct diet. Learn to read product labels, and know whether a food is either good or bad. Your pet’s health and well-being is
completely in your hands. So if you’d like to learn more about the ideal diet for your dog or cat I encourage you to read the full report on defining pet
nutritional needs that accompanies this video. If you would like to find out about some of my personal recommendations for for kibble and supplements to help your pet maintain optimum health, click on the link to optimum nutrition.