Energy and Nutrients

The following tables have been developed to show the relationship of dog life stage (age) and activity level (energy needed) to daily nutrient requirements. Nutrient requirements established as the daily Recommended Allowance (RA) by the National Research Council (NRC).

As found during the 7 year research phase for the homemade diet workbook, achieving the nutrient levels recommended by the NRC is very difficult. Finding a means to get to the level for each nutrient is the ultimate goal for any food formulation, and adding the supplements into the manufacturing process is the answer. The same process is required with the homemade diet, but in a form that may be added directly to the food or given as a treat.

Whether formulating a homemade diet or commercial dog food diet, the process of choosing ingredients and ratios is very similar. The nutrient deficiencies experienced with homemade diets were also found to show evidence of marginal coverage in commercial dog food. Makes sense…basically the same ingredients to choose from.

Rawproconcepts® was developed to cover the deficiencies for all dogs and all life stages for the homemade diets presented in The Complete Nutrition Workbook For Dogs. It is also used to assist with potential nutrient deficiencies of commercial dog food. Deficiencies not necessarily manufactured into the food, but deficiencies manifested by the choice and or use of the dog food.

ME and RA Change Table Adult Dog 15lb  

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/ME and RA Change Table Adult Dog 100lb

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