Archive: Nov 2021

Managing Phosphorus Levels in Pet Food to Support Health, Mitigate Risk

The story of phosphorus is a complicated one; it plays a vital role in animal health and nutrition. From transferring biochemical energy and regulating metabolic processes to combining with calcium to form bone, it is an essential nutrient for dogs and cats. In fact, calcium and phosphorus are the first and second most abundant minerals in animals’ bodies and they serve in both structural and functional roles. Insufficient phosphorus can cause improper bone developments in kittens and puppies. Conversely, too much phosphorus and calcium can negatively impact bone development, especially for large breed dogs during their growth phase. As animals… Read More


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