Energy, Protein, Vitamins, Minerals
Carbohydrates contribute 3.5 kcals of energy per gram. They are a nutritious, energy producing nutrient. During digestion, carbohydrates are broken down into glucose which travels through the bloodstream and provides quick energy to requiring cells.
Proteins contribute approximately 4 kcals per gram and are the primary requirement for a balanced diet, as dogs must obtain all 22 essential amino acids from their food. Animal meat, such as meat certified by the USDA fit for human consumption, is currently the most bioavailable and highest quality protein ingredient available for dogs. Protein is made of amino acids, which are required for heathy tissue growth, maintenance, and repair, and is an important source of calories. At JFFDs we formulate our diets with the amino acid balance as our primary focus, using USDA meats rich in high quality protein such as beef, lamb, chicken, and turkey
Vitamins are also essential cofactors in important metabolic reactions and arecomprised of two major categories, fat soluble and water soluble.
Minerals are required to aid in nerve transmission, muscle contraction, development of bone and cartilage, blood regulation, and maintaining water and electrolyte balance, among many others. Many minerals are required in biochemical reactions as cofactors. Without minerals, your dog simply cannot perform all the bodily functions it needs daily.