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Title: Modern nutrition impact on the health and life longevity of dogs and cats
Other Titles: Impacto da nutrição moderna sobre a saúde e longevidade de cães e gatos
Keywords: Caloric restriction
Animais de companhia
Restrição energética
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Zootecnia
Citation: SAAD, F. M. de O. B. et al. Modern nutrition impact on the health and life longevity of dogs and cats. Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia, Viçosa, MG, v. 40, p. 242-250, 2011. Suplemento especial.
Abstract: For some time the primary role of diet in supplying the nutritional and metabolic requirements has been highlighted, however, recent studies have pointed out the importance of energy and nutrients in the modulation of physiological body functions in therapeutic aid (prevention and treatment) of some diseases and promoting the well-being of the animals. The nutritional concepts are expanding and currently emphasizing the use of food as means to enhance the quality of life by improving health, reducing the risk of diseases and promoting well-being. Thus, the expectancy and quality of life for pets (regarding less susceptibility to disease and ability to maintain an active life) can be increased through nutrition, appropriate feeding management and use of functional food. So, food restriction, the use of antioxidant nutrients (like vitamins C and E, beta carotene, taurine), certain fibers and polyunsaturated fatty acids as well as the use of techniques and knowledge such as nanotechnology and nutrigenomics can promote good health and increased longevity of pets.
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