Discover Nutrition as Unique as Your Purebred Dog
By Jill Cline, MS, PhD
Nutritional Insights Manager at Royal Canin USA
While it is understood a variety of genetic and environmental factors play a role in determining a breed’s appearance and personality, one less commonly recognized need is their individualized nutritional requirements. For example, the amount of amino acids from protein needed to maintain the long hair of the Yorkshire Terrier may not be the same as the amount needed to maintain the shorter coat of the Chihuahua. Another interesting feature to examine in purebred dogs is how the facial morphology or shape, as well as eating behavior, can influence the plane of nutrition.
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