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1

Size of a cat kennel

Height (cm) 45.72
Width (cm) 45.72
Depth (cm) 73.39

2

Size of a small dog kennel

Height (cm) 45.72
Width (cm) 60.96
Depth (cm) 72.39

3

Size of medium dog kennel

Height (cm) 76.20
Width (cm) 76.20
Depth (cm) 72.39

4

Size of a large dog kennel

Height (cm) 76.20
Width (cm) 121.92
Depth (cm) 72.39

5

Size of a giant dog kennel

Height (cm) 91.44
Width (cm) 152.42
Depth (cm) 72.39

6

Size of a walk in kennel

Height (cm) 180
Width (cm) 140
Depth (cm) 110

7

How many primary amino acids?

23

8

How many essential amino acids

10, 11 in a cat

9

Name the 11 essential amino acids
(PVT
TIM
HALL)

+ the one that's essential for cats!

Phenylalanine
Valine
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Methionine
Histidine
Arginine
Leucine
Lysine
Essential for cats only; Taurine

10

Definition of "Protein"

Are very large molecules made up of long chains of sub-units called amino acids

11

Function of protein

Important structural role and an essential component of tissues eg muscles, hair
Combines with other nutrients to form enzymes and hormones to regulate metabolism
Necessary for the formation of antibodies
Can be used to supply energy

12

Protein deficiency would present by?

Lack of appetite (anorexia)
Loss of bodyweight/poor growth
Loss of coat condition
Impaired immune function

13

Fats consist largely of?

Triglycerides

14

Function of fats?

Concentrated energy source
Aids absorption of fat soluble vitamins ADEK
Increases palatability
Source of essential fatty acids (EFA)
Linoleic acid
Linolenic acid
Arachidonic (essential for cats)

15

A deficiency in Essential fatty acids (EFA) would present with?

Skin lesions (abdomen, thighs)
Poor coat condition
Impaired wound healing
Reproductive failure

16

Carbohydrates are found as?

Polysaccharides
Disaccharides
Monosaccharides

17

Polysaccharides

Starch, Complex carbohydrates and Milk

18

Disaccharides

Maltose
Sucrose
Lactose

19

Monosaccharides

Glucose
Fructose
Galactose

20

Monosaccharides are absorbed directly into...

The blood stream

21

Function of carbohydrates

Cheap energy source. But not generally considered an essential nutrient

22

High levels of fibre can effect...

Mineral absorption

23

Fat soluble vitamins

A,D,E &K

24

Water soluble vitamins

B & C

25

Vitamin A

helps maintain internal and external linings and is necessary for a healthy reproductive tract

26

Signs of deficiency of vitamin A

include watery eyes, a rough hair coat, and a reduced growth rate.

27

Vitamin D

regulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorus

28

Vitamin D is produced?

When exposed to sunlight

29

Vitamin E

promotes good health

30

Lack of vitamin E causes...

failure of the reproductive system