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Why are fats good for your dog?

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Fats give your dog energy. They also help keep your dog's skin and hair healthy. Some important fatty acids for your dog are:

Your dog's body can't make enough essential fatty acids on its own, so he needs to eat food that has them.

  • Omega-6 -- linoleic acid
  • Omega-3 -- DHA and EPA

From: The Facts About Dog Nutrition WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

ASPCA: "Nutrients Your Dog Needs," "Feeding Your Adult Dog," "Feeding Older Dogs."

AVMA: "Raw or Undercooked Animal-Source Protein in Cat and Dog Diets."

Merck Manual for Pet Health: "Providing a Home for a Dog."

VMRCVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital: "Nutrition for the Adult Dog." 

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on June 14, 2018

SOURCES:

ASPCA: "Nutrients Your Dog Needs," "Feeding Your Adult Dog," "Feeding Older Dogs."

AVMA: "Raw or Undercooked Animal-Source Protein in Cat and Dog Diets."

Merck Manual for Pet Health: "Providing a Home for a Dog."

VMRCVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital: "Nutrition for the Adult Dog." 

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on June 14, 2018

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