Rawproconcepts® Premier Supplement Products
The basis for establishing feeding and nutrient requirements for all dogs begins with understanding the Metabolizable Energy (ME) and the Maintenance Energy Requirements (MER) of each dog.
ME is defined as the net energy available to an animal after the utilization of some energy in the processes of digestion and absorption, and the loss of some of the material as being undigested or indigestible.
All dogs are assumed to have the same Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) which is the amount of energy expended at rest. The feeding requirements for each dog starts with the BMR formula as a baseline value before other factors are applied.
In order to provide appropriate daily feeding requirements for dogs, certain factors must be applied to the BMR to correctly figure the Maintenance Energy Requirement value. Factors include: the age of the dog, the activity level of the dog, and sometimes the breed of the dog.
One of the most difficult tasks when formulating dog food diets is to choose the precise combination of raw food ingredients that provide for the highest energy and nutrient combination. This is an extremely precise process that requires give and take in choice of ingredients to achieve the best ratio for both maximum energy and nutrient capabilities of the food.
The National Research Council (NRC) has also established a very precise table of nutrient requirements for dogs and set them to a standardized set of values known as the Recommended Allowance (RA). Combined into mathematical formulations, the Maintenance Energy Requirement along with the RA, applied to a precise combination ratio of raw food ingredients, sets the basis of the food formulation and the amount of food required to feed a dog to maintain homeostasis.
Homeostasis is the tendency of the dog to regulate its internal conditions, such as the chemical composition of its body fluids, so as to maintain health and functioning, regardless of outside conditions. Simply put, body weight and overall health.
The Rawproconcepts® program has been developed targeting the needs of all factors affecting homeostasis, as well as the RA in accordance with the NRC guidelines, and is the only supplement program available formulated to balance and fill all of the deficiencies of the homemade diet.
Rawproconcepts® being formulated to target homemade diet deficiencies becomes the choice for ALL dog owners feeding commercial dog food.
Rawpromax™—Specially formulated for adult dogs – contains dietary protein and supplemental vitamins and minerals deficient in the food.
Rawpromax™Puppy—Specially formulated for puppies – contains dietary protein and supplemental vitamins and minerals deficient in the food.
- Protein provides essential amino acids.
- Vitamins are essential organic compounds required to sustain metabolic functions.
- Minerals are essential for strength of bones as well as teeth and support the physiological function of the dog such as: energy metabolism, nerve impulses and muscle contraction.
Rawpromega™—Specially formulated for adult dogs – contains Linoleic Acid (LA), an Omega n-6, Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA), Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), all Omega n-3’s.
Rawpromega™Puppy—Specially formulated for puppies – contains Linoleic Acid (LA), an Omega n-6, Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA), Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), all Omega n-3’s.
- Omega series n-6 are important for cell functions such as stability and structure. The liver, muscles, and kidney have cell membranes in which n-6 fatty acids predominate.
- Omega series n-3 combined with Omega series n-6, but with a higher proportion of Omega series n-3 types, are contained in specialized tissue such as reproductive tissue and neurological tissue.
Rawprobial™—Specially formulated for adult dogs only – contains microbials, digestive enzymes, joint health, and eye health supplements.
Probiotics, or direct–fed microbials influence the gut flora to have a beneficial effect on gastrointestinal health and function.
Digestive enzymes catalyze (speed up) the breakdown of food by reducing the dog's energy requirement to do so.
Direct fed joint health supplements for all adult dogs improve the overall joint health of the dog.
In dogs, dietary lutein and xeaxanthin stimulates both cell-mediated and humoral immune response. Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids that filter harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light and act as antioxidants in the eye, helping protect and maintain healthy cells.
RawproCa:P™—Special use formulation – contains calcium and phosphorus.
RawproCa:P™ should not be given to puppies or adult dogs being fed a commercial dog food program unless the analysis amounts of Calcium and Phosphorus contained in the feeding program (food + supplements) proves to be insufficient for the life stage of the animal.
RawproCa:P™ is formulated and required for ALL puppies on a homemade diet.
RawproCa:P™ is formulated and required for gestating and lactating animals being fed a homemade diet.