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Amino Acids

01st September 2020 2 min read

Your dog needs a total of 22 amino acids, the building blocks used to make muscles, hair, skin and enzymes. Twelve of them are synthesized in their bodies; the other ten must be provided by diet.

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Amino Acids

Essential amino acids

Your dog needs a total of 22 amino acids, the building blocks used to make muscles, hair, skin and enzymes. Twelve of them are synthesized in their bodies; the other ten must be provided by diet.

What is Amino Acids?

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Proteins are made up of chains of amino acids. There are non-essential ones—named 'non-essential' because they can be produced in the liver—and essential (or indispensable) ones that must be provided through the diet. A high protein diet for your dog is critical.

Arginine: turkey, beef, lamb, pork, chicken, goat, venison

Histidine: beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, goat, fish, eggs

Isoleucine: beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, goat, fish, eggs

Leucine: beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, goat, fish, eggs

Lysine: beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, goat, fish, eggs

Methionine: beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, goat, fish, eggs

Phenylalanine: beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, goat, fish, eggs

Threonine: beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, liver, fish,

Tryptophan: turkey, chicken, rabbit, lamb, beef, goat, eggs

Valine: beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, eggs

If you have any questions regarding any of the above information, please contact us and we'll be happy to have one of our nutritionists answer any questions.

Further Reading

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