NRC Balanced Raw Puppy 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.
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.
Provides calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium.
* Duck neck and head was used in the recipe photo but the full nutritional analysis on these items does not exist. Turkey neck nutritional data was utilized for recipe formulation.
Raw Venison Meat
Provides amino acids and B vitamins.
Provides manganese and amino acids.
Provides LA fatty acids and calories for energy.
Provides iron and amino acids.
Provides EPA/DHA fatty acids and vitamin D.
Provides copper, vitamin A, and B vitamins.
Provides zinc, copper, and EPA/DHA fatty acids.
0.6 tsp (1.13g)
Provides ALA fatty acids.
0.5 scoop (0.05g)
* Iodine content varies greatly in kelp products. NOW Kelp Pure Powder 450mcg iodine formula was used when formulating the recipe.
Purple Antioxidant Vegetable Mash
This puppy recipe has been formulated with animal based foods and can be fed without adding any vegetables. However, adding the purple vegetable mash provides beneficial fiber and antioxidants to the recipe!
The macronutrients of this recipe demonstrates the amount of calories, protein, fat, carbohydrates, and ash present in the recipe: