Updated on June 2, 2021

Are Carbohydrates important in the diet?

Carbohydrate is not an essential macronutrient as cats and dogs can sythesise their own blood glucose from amino acids. Carbohydrates are molecules composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen that have certain chemical characteristics in common. Carbohydrates are predominantly of vegetable origin, with the exception of blood glucose, glycogen in the muscles and liver, and milk lactose.