Balancing Sources of Healthy Fats for Dogs
The key word there is balance.
Let’s take a look at how fueling dogs with a balanced diet that includes fat can help to boost health.
What Role Does Dietary Fat Play in a Dog's Diet?
Dietary fats give your dog energy; yielding 2.5 times as much energy as protein or soluble carbohydrates. They also help keep your dog's skin and hair healthy and are necessary for the normal development and function of body cells, nerves, muscles, and body tissues. Although fat digestion is more complex than that for carbohydrates or protein, healthy dogs can still digest fats efficiently. In fact approximately 90-95% of the fat dogs eat will get metabolized.
Dietary fats for dogs are important to aid in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins such as: A, D, E, and K and help to transport nutrients to cells. Your dog cannot make enough essential fatty acids on his own, so he needs to eat foods that have them. If a dog does not eat enough fat, he may become nutrient or energy deficient, resulting in poor growth, unwanted weight loss, decreased physical ability and reduced reproductive performance.
Common Sources of Healthy Fats for Dogs
When choosing food for your dog, be sure to look at the source of fats - some of which are more beneficial than others. Common sources of healthy fats for dogs include fish oils (from herring, salmon, etc.) as well as coconut, flaxseed and canola oils.
And, as nature intended, eggs are one of the most complete and nutritious sources of healthy fats you can choose for your dog. Egg whites and egg yolks are both rich in nutrients (proteins, vitamins and minerals), but it’s the yolk that contains the important fat soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B12, iron, folate, selenium, riboflavin as well as healthy fatty acids. Egg yolks are also rich in biotin to help keep your dog's skin moisturized and his coat shiny.
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Remember, the key is balance. Many vets recommend that a dog’s diet should include approximately 10 to 15 percent fat (for normal, healthy adult animals) to maintain health.
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