Is protein heating in horse feed?

Anyone with any involvement with equines will have some understanding of the vast amount of diets available now on the market. Like human athletes, horses in work have more specific dietary and energy needs to ensure their optimal health and balance. If their food and energy levels are not correct it can result in poor performance, which of course is undesirable! This article will explore what is meant by ‘heating’ and ‘non-heating’ feeds and when they are used.

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How much protein do dogs actually need in their diet?

Animal nutrition is a hugely topical (often controversial!) subject and the literature discussing pet nutritional requirements is vast. Unfortunately, there is no ‘one diet fits all’ scenario and this would definitely make everyone’s lives easier if this were the case! You may already be aware that protein is an important component of your dog’s diet, but how much protein is required to ensure optimal health? This article will discuss the importance of dietary protein and aims to explore how much protein dogs actually need in their diet.

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