Amino Acids in Dog Nutrition and Health

Anita M. Oberbauer, Jennifer A. Larsen

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

The dog has assumed a prominent role in human society. Associated with that status, diet choices for companion dogs have begun to reflect the personal preferences of the owners, with greater emphasis on specialty diets such as organic, vegan/vegetarian, and omission or inclusion of specific ingredients. Despite consumer preferences and many marketing strategies employed, the diets must ensure nutritional adequacy for the dog; if not, health becomes compromised, sometimes severely. The most frequent consideration of consumers and dog food manufacturers is protein source and concentration with a growing emphasis on amino acid composition and bioavailability. Amino acids in general play diverse and critical roles in the dog, with specific amino acids being essential. This review covers what is known regarding amino acids in dog nutrition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
PublisherSpringer
Pages199-216
Number of pages18
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Volume1285
ISSN (Print)0065-2598
ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019

Keywords

  • Amino acids
  • Dog
  • Nutrition
  • Protein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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