Do High Level of Protein in Diet Cause Aggression and Kidney Failure In Pets

Do High Level of Protein in Diet Cause Aggression and Kidney Failure In Pets

Protein is one of the major component of the diet & supports your pet’s growth & development.
Protein Requirement as per your pet’s lifestage
(As per the *NRC guidelines)
• 25g of protein per 1000 kcal is the recommended protein intake for an adult dog, according to the National Research Council.
• This requirement increases to 50 g/1000 kcal for pregnant female dogs.
• In case of puppies, it is 56g/1000 kcal.
• Protein requirements is higher for working & racing dogs
*National Research Council

Why protein is needed?
• Protein facilitates many processes that go on within our body such as digestion, metabolic reaction, etc.
• Protein is the building block that supports all the body tissues.
• It is also responsible for keeping our immune system in check.
• Skin and coat maintenance can use up to 30-35% of dietary protein.
Amino Acids- Protein is made of Amino Acids.
• Dogs can synthesize 12 of the 22 different amino acids in their body. These are non-essential amino acids.
• The remaining 10 amino acids – the essential, must be obtained through the diet. Hence, it is important that your pet’s diet contains all these 10 amino acids- arginine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine as per your pet’s requirement.

How much protein is too much?
• Dietary protein and amino acid requirements depend on the dog’s life stage, lifestyle, pre-existing medical conditions, environmental temperature and stress levels.
• The nutritional value of the diet depends on how digestible the protein is and how well its amino acid profile meets the amino acid needs of body.
• There is no recommended maximum protein intake prescribed for dogs.

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