Nutritional requirement of healthy dogs and cats


Welcome to our educational course on the nutritional requirements of healthy dogs and cats. Our course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of the specific nutrient requirements that dogs and cats need to maintain good health.

Nutrition plays a vital role in the overall health and well-being of dogs and cats. Feeding them a balanced and complete diet is essential for maintaining their health, growth, and development.

Dogs and cats require specific nutrients, including proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals, in their diets. Proteins are important for building and repairing tissues, while fats are necessary for energy, insulation, and the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. Carbohydrates provide energy, and vitamins and minerals are essential for various metabolic functions, such as maintaining healthy bones, teeth, and skin.


  • Assistant Professor of Veterinary Nutrition, Long-Island University-Post Affiliate Faculty, Colorado State University.
  • Clinical Instructor, One Health Faculty Fellow, Colorado State University
  • Senior Research Scientist, Waltham Centre of Pet Nutrition 2013–2016
  • Resident, UC Davis 2007–2013
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