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How good is the protein in your pet’s food? Amino acid availability as a measure of quality. (Part 4)

Protein in Pet Food
  • 9 April 2021
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Last, but not least, amino acid availability must be considered when the quality of protein is assessed. What is amino acid availability? Amino acid availability depends on the integrity of the chemical structure of an amino acid. If the chemical structure of an amino acid changes for any reason, then that amino acid is not … Continue Reading...

How good is the protein in your pet’s food? Protein digestibility as a measure of quality.

Protein pet food
  • 1 April 2021
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Protein in pet nutrition (Part 3 of 4) by Dr. Anoosh, Pet Wants Lubbock Another measure for assessing dietary protein for pets is protein digestibility. Your pet’s body must break proteins down into amino acids in his/her digestive tract.  Your pet will then absorb those amino acids across the wall of its intestine and into … Continue Reading...

Protein in Pet Nutrition

Protein in Pet Nutrition
  • 12 March 2021
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Protein in Pet Nutrition – Part 1 by Dr. Anoosh, Pet Wants Lubbock I often get questions such as “how much protein should be in the diet of my pets?”, or I hear that pet owners are looking for a “high protein food” for their fur child(ren). To understand the answer, you need to first … Continue Reading...