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Canine Nutrition: The importance of minerals in the health of dogs

Authors: Milena Živanović 1 , Staniša Stojiljković 2 , Sasha Pavlovic Riess 3, 1 Unversity of Niš Serbia , Faculty of Technology, 2 Shenemil Niš Serbia , 3 Pure Love & Harmony, Miami, Florida United States.

To Be Published: EC Nutrition


Abstract  Although the science and technology of nutrition have advanced a lot, there are more and more negative consequences of the modern way of feeding dogs, primarily dehydrated food. A dog, like most mammals, has a similar tooth structure. Their teeth and intestinal tract are adapted to omnivores, i.e. a combination of plant and animal food. Dogs can also thrive if fed a well-balanced vegetarian diet. A diet of only meat would be insufficient for the functioning of our pets. That's why now, in addition to the energy needs for the structure of food, which are dry, the processes in the body are analyzed in parallel. In this way, food processing processes are integrated with the respiratory system. This leads to equilibrium conditions in many biochemical reactions. There are more and more confirmed scientific and clinical studies that show the influence of minerals, trace elements and heavy metals on the biochemical and other processes of our pets. This provides new guidelines for returning to traditional methods of food preparation, which will not be dry-vapour balanced, but with its consistency and mineral composition will enable better digestion of food. That is why bone marrow and the bone itself have been the essential components of dog food for centuries. We know that the dog often buried the bone in the ground to ferment and then consumed it.

Status: Completed, Accepted:  ECNU-23-RW-148, peer-reviewed.