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A pet’s first line of defense to infectious disease is through its immune system. Maintaining a properly functioning and effective immune system requires optimal nutrition (clean air, clean water, minerals, vitamins, protein, fat and carbohydrates). This means selecting a pet food that is formulated to provide these key nutritional needs.
Minerals play key roles in virtually every metabolic reaction in the body. In times of stress and disease, the body draws on its tissue mineral stores to increase the efficiency of its immune response. Proteinated trace minerals have been shown to be more readily absorbed and stored in body tissue thereby improving the mineral status so that the immune system maintains a high state of readiness. Nutritional research in cats and dogs has shown that proteinated trace minerals are far superior to inorganic sulfate and oxide versions. In addition, having bioavailable forms of the minerals copper and manganese is crucial for proper bone growth and development in young animals.