NRC Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats
There are several nutrient guidelines to choose from. These are the NRC Nutrient Guidelines of Dogs and Cats.
The NRC has provided nutrient requirements for cats per 1000/kcal. That means they have defined how many nutrients are needed within the amount of calories being consumed. Don’t worry, we have a handy calculator that we will share in this section.
The NRC has provided nutrient requirements for dogs per 1000/kcal and also per metabolic weight. Your adult dog’s metabolic weight is your dog’s weight in kilograms to the powder of 0.75. This number, the metabolic weight, can be multiplied by each number in this chart.