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Posted on 08-15-2016
Do you have a new puppy that you can't wait to take for walks, play with, cuddle with, and teach new tricks? While all of this is certainly important, you want to be sure to make your puppy's nutrition a priority. Here are three reasons puppy nutrition is vitally important.
Our Carlsbad vet will be the first to tell you that one of the reasons nutrition is important for your puppy is that it gives them protein to help them grow and build new tissue. Chances are your new puppy is full of energy and getting adequate amounts of protein, fat, and calcium is important for helping them to maintain their energy levels. Puppies that burn off a lot of energy, tends to sleep better which is also important while growing.
Another reason our Carlsbad veterinarian feels proper nutrition is so important for your puppy is that it can actually boost immunity and prevent disease. Vitamins and minerals are vital to your puppy's health. Vitamins can help reduce damage to cells in your puppy's body and minerals help promote the normal function of cells. Vitamins and minerals can come from either plant or animal sources and together they work to keep your puppy healthy.
One more reason puppy nutrition in Carlsbad is vitally important is because it is necessary for a healthy coat and healthy skin. Our Carlsbad vet recommends giving your puppy a proper balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. In doing so, you will notice your puppy's coat will shine and shed less. Also, your puppy's skin won't dry out which can reduce irritation.
Do you have questions about puppy nutrition in Carlsbad? If so, our vet can help. Carlsbad Animal Hospital is located at:
2739 State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Contact us at 760-729-4431 to schedule your appointment so that you can discuss pet nutrition in Carlsbad with our vet.
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