Want to know what phosphorous is and why is it important in your pet’s diet?
Phosphorous is the second highest nutrient mineral in the body of cats and dogs.
Meat is very high in phosphorus, and it is abundant in organ meat. The main function of phosphorus is in forming bones and teeth.
It plays an important role in the body’s use of carbohydrates and fat as well as in synthesizing protein for the growth, maintenance and repair of cells and tissues.
Phosphorus is also crucial for the production of ATP, a molecule the body uses to store energy.
Phosphorus works with the B vitamins. It also helps with muscle contraction, kidney function, heartbeat regularity and nerve conduction.
In a raw diet especially, it is rare to have a lack of phosphorous.