Petfood Raw Materials Specialist @Purina
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Why does pet food contain salt?
Salt provides some of the essential minerals (such as sodium and chloride) that your pets need on a daily basis for the good function of their overall metabolism.
Salt is a source of essential minerals needed for maintaining good health and the right metabolism in both cats and dogs.
It is composed of sodium and chloride, which are two essential minerals for dogs and cats. They both help to maintain the balance of body fluids. They help prevent excessive loss of fluid and dehydration, as well as helping to prevent excessive accumulation of fluid (such as edema and ascites).
Both sodium and chloride also play a major role in regulating the body’s acid base balance.