NRC Balanced Raw Recipe
The National Research Council (NRC) for dogs and cats has established minimum and recommended allowances (RA) for essential nutrients to maintain optimal health.
Raw diet ratios achieve nutritional balance when the appropriate ingredients are selected and provided in sufficient amounts. Balance can be accomplished using ratios as a guideline to formulate a balanced raw meal with whole foods.
Here is an NRC meal example that favors PMR model guidelines. However, the meal would be deficient in iodine, vitamin e, and magnesium without the inclusion of hemp seeds, kelp, and vitamin e.
The recipe is made balanced as is, ingredient substitutions will affect nutritional balance. This recipe is made to be fed as is without ingredient substitutions. Be sure to use basic food handling and safety practices when preparing raw food.
The nutritional data for duck frames is unavailable. The recipe was formulated using nutritional data on chicken carcasses.
Hemp Seed Hearts
Vitamin E supplement dosages vary but is a fat soluble vitamin that can be balanced over time. Solgar 100IU was used when formulating the recipe, feed 1 pill every 4 days.
Iodine content varies greatly in kelp products. NOW Kelp Pure Powder 450mcg iodine formula was used when formulating the recipe.