As you may already know, we need protein for our body to function properly. We simply cannot function without the amino acids present in protein – protein is basically the building block of our body! So, needless to say, our furry friends need protein, as well. That includes dogs, cats, horses, you name it. Every animal needs protein to function, no exceptions.
But exactly how much protein does your pet need? For dogs, general guidelines recommend 1 gram of protein per pound of ideal body weight; cats would need 2 grams of protein per pound of ideal body weight. As such, a 20 lbs. dog would need 20 grams of protein, whereas a 5 lbs. cat would need 10 grams of protein. These guidelines change depending on the life stage (puppy, kitten or senior animals), medical conditions, and surgery or trauma.
Now that we got that out of the way, let’s discuss presentation. Your pet is probably consuming a food that contains a combination of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. This food may be dry, canned, or refrigerated; but all in all, it is solid. To make a complete meal, these foods combine protein, carbs, and fats with other ingredients, and include some sort of binder or fillers to keep it all together. To know the exact amount of protein you will be giving your pet, you need to read the food label and hope that what you’re reading is accurate.
Liquid protein, on the other hand, contains no binders, fillers, or other unnecessary ingredients. But perhaps the best part of the liquid presentation is that the body absorbs up to 98% the protein that has been consumed. Liquids go straight into the bloodstream. What would be the benefit of having a high protein food if your body can’t absorb it properly? Liquids also make it simpler for adequate dosing and administration.
“Ok! Now I will only give my pet liquid protein! Thanks!”
Hold up. This is definitely not the case.
Liquid protein, especially our AminoPets Liquid Protein, is a supplement. It is not meant to replace dog food. As stated before, pets need a variety of nutrients for their bodies to function properly – fats, carbs, vitamins, etc. For healthy pets, there is no need to change their diet if they are consuming adequate quantities of the nutrients they need.
Nonetheless… liquid dietary protein is recommended for pets that are undergoing surgery, recovering from surgery, trauma, or illness, those with certain medical conditions, senior pets who need to rebuild muscle, puppies or kittens that need supplementation, and malnourished animals.
Liquid protein, in these cases, is beneficial as the amount of protein that is being administered will be properly absorbed and, thus, utilized by the animal body. For animals that don’t have an appetite, a liquid source is much more easily administered than solid foods. This is especially important when pets need to recover, and their bodies need to be kept strong and healthy for subsequent treatments. Administering liquid protein is quick, easy, and an efficient way to ensure that your pet has the amino acids required to function properly.
In the unfortunate event that your pet is in need of a protein source, opt for AminoPets Liquid Protein. AminoPets liquid protein has 15 grams of pure, hydrolyzed protein in just 30 ml. It can be easily administered directly via syringe or added to water. It has no fat, sugar, carbs or any additional fillers than can be harmful to your pet. It’s a quick and easy solution when you need to supplement your pet’s diet adequately.
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