Just as we humans need amino acids, so do our furbaby’s. Amino acids are necessary to make proteins. And proteins are needed in the body for functions like: building and repairing muscles and other body tissues, regenerating new skin cells, hair growth, building muscle tissue, and more. Proteins also provide energy (like carbohydrates do) and work to keep the immune system strong. A dog’s body is can only make about half of the 22 amino acids necessary to make proteins, so the rest must come from the your pet’s diet. Deficiencies in any of the essential amino acids over time can lead to health problems which can be of particular concern to pet parents of picky and light eaters.
If your feel your pet may be lacking in their protein requirements, ask your veterinarian about adding an amino supplement.