Taurine-rich food for dogs
If we have in our house a dog with heart problemsand we are looking for specific foods for this, we find in taurine a very beneficial complement.
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In addition to eating we should also look at obesity, concrete diagnosis, treatment and moderate exercise. Caring for a dog with heart problems is not easy since you should dedicate your energy and much affection by reviewing all the points and guidelines fixed by the expert.
In this article of YourCatCareguide we show you the foods rich in taurine for dogs , but remember that before giving them to your pet, you should make sure that it is a good option by asking your veterinarian.
Taurine, health benefits of dog
Providing adequate nutrition to a dog with heart problems greatly reduces his discomfort and for this are many foods low in salt, high in protein (whenever it does not harm the liver or kidneys) as well as rich in taurine.
As a rule, taurine is already present in high-quality commercial dog food, but we can look for foods rich in taurine to strengthen our best friend’s heart.
After conducting several studies on the effect of taurine on dogs , veterinary cardiology technicians at the University of Sacramento have concluded that ” a lack of taurine can cause heart disease .” Therefore, they guarantee that ” dogs with heart problems will benefit from a supplement of taurine “.
Some benefits of taurine:
- Prevents muscle degeneration
- Strengthens the heart muscle
- Prevents arrhythmias
- Improves vision
- Eliminates harmful substances
Food of animal origin
As already mentioned in our article on the types of feed for dogs , the dog is an animal that feeds mainly on meat and to a lesser extent on vegetables, this is a plus since we find taurine in food of animal origin .
Chicken muscle offers a significant amount of natural taurine especially in the paws or liver, where it is found in greater quantity. Other meat very rich in taurine are the pork and cow, we can use the heart and elaborate homemade diets for our dog. Other products like eggs (boiled) or dairies (cheese) always in small doses also offer taurine and can be of great help to our pet.
Finally and to finish the list of foods of natural origin we must highlight the octopus (cooked for example) with source of taurine.
Food of plant origin
Likewise we also find taurine in foods of vegetable origin although not all of them are suitable for dogs. We can give our dog recipes that contain yeast, beer, or green beans.
Remember that about 15% of your total food based on fruits and vegetables is the recommended amount for our pet.
Artificial products containing taurine
In addition to natural products we also find taurine preparations in capsule or powder form . If you have decided to give taurine to your dog in this way you should first consult the veterinarian about what amounts to administer.