A nutritional balanced diet is vital for your pet's metabolism and good health. It is important to ensure the nutrients in pet foods are correctly balanced for each species , as imbalance could lead to health problems in your pet ; for example,a deficiency in a certain amino acid could retard growth , if too much protein in a diet leading to an excess of phosphorus may exacerbate kidney disease. Excellent pet nutrition is not just about which ingredients are used , it's about the balance of nutrition ( carbohydrate, protein , fat/oils , minerals and vitamins ) in the formula. An excess of nutrients , as well as insufficiency nutrients can be harmful to your pet's health