Have you ever wondered what defines a nutritionally balanced diet?
It is the combination of all foods ingested by an animal to provide energy that, combined, ensures that the specific nutritional requirements are being met for the body to function optimally.
Each species of animal will have different nutritional requirements and will need different types of food in different proportions. Most commonly, a nutritionally balanced diet will include water, fibre, carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins and minerals.
Speak to your vet about a suitable nutritionally balanced diet for your pet.
By: Dominique Kuhlmann, general manager, Pet Food Industry Association of Southern Africa (PFI)
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