Sunday, October 13, 2013

Protein Deficiency in Dogs

Signs your pet may have a protein deficiency

How can you tell if your pet has a protein deficient disorder? Here are the signs:

Constant Craving for treats.  Dogs tend to not want to eat their main food but rather hold out for non nutritious treats; Carbs, sweets, pastries, or chips all in which are not even healthy for us.

Muscle and/or Joint Pain.  The joints stiffen and the muscles tighten, dogs become lame, they are slow in getting up, their walk hunch backed etc.

Symptoms of Severe Protein Deficiency:

  • Edema (swelling)
  • Thinning brittle hair and/or hair loss
  • Brittle toe nails
  • Skin rashes; dry skin, hot spots
  • Weak and tired
  • Muscle soreness and cramps
  • Slow healing
  • Skin ulcers
  • Nausea
  • Depression/anxiety

Options for Treating Protein Deficiency

Add more red meat to the diet, give a supplement such as NuVet Plus (see details and ordering ) Click on link to be taken to their website.  Not sold in Stores but highly recommended by groomers like me.  

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