Salt has two main benefits:
- It is a food that helps balance the electrolytes and also leads to nerve and muscle development.
- Acts as a preservative, helps to bind moisture in food
Remote dog food, some of the reasons
- Increases salt flavor, possible dogs are more likely to eat
- Helps producers fix food – moist foods and cold foods, if any
Most recipes contain salt, but how much salt is too much?
There is nothing bad about salt, but excessive salt or high salt intake in a short period of time can pose a health risk.
Puppies require at least 0.45% salt in their food, but as it gets older, it drops to a minimum of 0.12%. In fact, there is an upper limit recommended by the association AAFCO, on which most dog food dietary recommendations are based.
Be careful about salty foods.
Most commercial dog food will have healthy salt levels for all life stages, but some may not be enough to raise puppies. For this reason, you really need to pay attention.
Semi-moist and flexible processes are the most risky as producers may contain plenty of sugar and salt to increase yields.
This is why bacon and other processed meats are removed from the menu when the salt level is high.
Which breeds and health problems is to follow salt intake?
Some dogs with medical conditions may require a salty or low salt diet.
If your dog has ‘Congestive heart failure’ that causes fluid to build up in your body, your vet can refer you to a low-salt diet. Many dogs showing signs of kidney disease are also recommended to limit salt intake.
If you are unsure about salt and your dog, ask your dog food brand how much salt they have in their food and talk to your vet.