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Macronutrients for dogs: importance and correct composition

The energy supplier - proteins Reading Macronutrients for dogs: importance and correct composition 3 minutes Next Interesting facts about micronutrients

Food intake aims to cover energy needs , which depend on various factors such as the animal's age, activity, breed, reproductive status and housing conditions.

For example, small dogs require more energy per kilogram of body weight than large dogs. A balanced diet for an old dog may not be sufficient for feeding a puppy.

Therefore, appropriate nutrition must be provided for the different age and activity levels . Macronutrients divided


Proteins are complex molecules composed of different amino acids. There are a total of 21 different amino acids, some of which the body can produce itself, while others must be obtained through food. For dogs and cats, 10 amino acids are essential, which means that they cannot be produced by the body itself and therefore must be obtained through food.


Fats are an important component of every cell in the body and, along with proteins and carbohydrates, are one of the most important sources of energy in food. Fat consists of fatty acids, of which there are essential and non-essential. A deficiency in essential fatty acids can manifest itself in a dull and dry coat, poor growth and increased susceptibility to infectious diseases. Linoleic acid is essential for dogs and cats.


Dogs need carbohydrates in their diet as they are an important source of energy. However, the amount and type of carbohydrates in the dog's diet should be carefully considered to ensure optimal nutrient supply. Certain carbohydrates, such as fiber, can also have a positive effect on the dog's intestinal health.

There are two types of carbohydrates:

Valuable carbohydrates found in fruits and whole grain products and empty carbohydrates found in sweets or white flour products. Empty carbohydrates only provide short-term energy, while valuable carbohydrates fulfill many complex functions, such as fiber.

How do we approach this with BugBell?

We know how important nutrition is to the health and well-being of dogs, which is why we attach great importance to a balanced and nutritious composition when producing our products.

Our focus is to produce future-oriented pet food. Therefore, for us, the use of alternative proteins is out of the question with regard to sustainability and resource-saving use. Our dog food contains a variety of high-quality protein sources, from the animal source "insects" to plant sources such as broad beans, sunflower, hemp seeds or potatoes. We only use natural and healthy ingredients that are free of artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

Our goal is to provide our customers with high quality products that keep your dogs healthy and happy. We are proud that we can contribute to improving the health and well-being of dogs.

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