Corpus ID: 19003901

Influence of dietary protein content and source on fecal quality , electrolyte concentrations , and osmolarity , and digestibility in dogs differing in body size 1

  title={Influence of dietary protein content and source on fecal quality , electrolyte concentrations , and osmolarity , and digestibility in dogs differing in body size 1},
  author={J. Nery and Vincent C Biourge and C. Tournier and V{\'e}ronique Leray and L J Martin and Henri J W Dumon and Patrick Nguyen},
When fed the same diet, large-breed dogs tend to produce feces of poorer quality compared with small-breed dogs. Moreover, German shepherds, although having a BW similar to Giant Schnauzers, are particularly prone to digestive intolerance, producing feces of poor consistency and increased moisture. Digestive tolerance reflects the reaction of the animal to the diet, and it can be assessed by determining fecal quality (consistency, moisture, volume, odor, and color). This study was conducted to… Expand

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