Nutritional dog requirements

How much should I feed my dog? Does the food I’m providing meet my dog’s
nutritional needs? As our knowledge of the relationship between diet and
health continues to advance and as the range of foods available for dogs continues to expand, it’s more important than ever to base feeding choices on
good information.
The information in this pamphlet is based on Nutrient Requirements of Dogs
and Cats, a technical report issued by the National Research Council as part
of its Animal Nutrition Series. The Food and Drug Administration relies on
information in the report to regulate and ensure the safety of pet foods. Other
reports in the series address the nutritional needs of horses, dairy cattle, beef
cattle, nonhuman primates, swine, and small ruminants. Scientists who study
the nutritional needs of animals use the Animal Nutrition Series to guide
future research. The series is also used by animal owners, caretakers, and
veterinarians to develop specialized diets for individual animals.

Author: admin-Ben