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Nutritious Foods for Pets & their Implications
Posted on : 02/25/2015 12:14:32 AM



According to many renowned veterinary doctors, a well-balanced diet plays an important role in the optimal health maintenance and physical development of animals. A series of journals and papers are releasing worldwide, citing a lot of clinical studies that highlight the fact that good nutrition eradicates chances of diseases in pets and improves the overall health.

One of the most important dietary supplements prescribed by the doctors for pets includes; Omega-3 fatty acids and its source is the fish oil. Pet owners are recommended to add fish oil supplements to their pet's diet for maintaining the respiratory system, brain functioning and the renal tube system. 

Nowadays, doctors also prescribe the use of antioxidant supplements for the pets to prevent pancreatic and gastric problems arising in animals. These health issues can also be of help under situations of a congestive heart failure.

Sources of Antioxidants for Pets

It is important for pet owners to list down the positive implications of giving amino acids to their pets. Some amino acids such as glutamine serve as an efficient source of energy for body cells and the immune system.

Just like in human beings when pets undergo stress, their body demands an increased amount of amino acids and therefore obtaining those through a particular diet is very important. Pet lovers should enlighten themselves more with the positive effects of glutamine since it also plays a major role in shock proofing the cells against injury. The most commonly available dietary sources that L-glutamine has include:

Fish, Chicken and Beef,

Dairy products like wheat, milk, and eggs, 

There are vegetables such as cabbage, spinach, parsley, beets and beans.

There is a huge list of food sources that contain antioxidants the pets require. According to USDA, the top twenty antioxidant sources include:

All types of berries such as blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, and raspberries.

There are beans like red beans, pinto beans, red kidney beans, and black beans.

Specific fruits such as apples, Gala apples, cherries, plums, black plums, and prunes are some of the best antioxidant sources.

Other food items include artichokes, pecans, and russet potatoes.

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