Food Nutrition Calculation For Your Cat

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Daily Intake

Cats offered a choice of 3 foods with variable amounts of protein, carbs and fat mixed them to achieve a daily intake as per the following

100 calories or 52 percent from protein

67 calories or 35 percent from fats

24 calories or 12.5 percent from carbs

Cats are designed to process fats much more efficiently than carbohydrates.

AAFCO Nutrient Requirements for Cats

AAFCO recommend that adult cats have a minimum of 26 percent protein in their diet. Kittens should have a minimum of 30 percent protein in their diets.

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Nutrient (% or per kg of diet) Growth and Reproduction Minimum Adult Maintenance Minimum Adult Maintenance Maximum
Protein (%) 30.0 26.0
Arginine (%) 1.25 1.04
Histidine (%) 0.31 0.31
Isoleucine (%) 0.52 0.52
Leucine (%) 1.25 1.25
Lysine (%) 1.20 0.83
Methionine + cystine (%) 1.10 1.10
Methionine (%) 0.62 0.62 1.5
Phenylalanine + tyrosine (%) 0.88 0.88
Phenylalanine (%) 0.42 0.42
Taurine (extruded, %) 0.10 0.10
Taurine (canned, %) 0.20 0.20
Threonine (%) 0.73 0.73
Tryptophan (%) 0.25 0.16
Valine (%) 0.62 0.62
Fat (%) 9.0 9.0
Linoleic acid (%) 0.5 0.5
Arachidonic acid (%) 0.02 0.02
Minerals
Calcium (%) 1.0 0.6
Phosphorus (%) 0.8 0.5
Potassium (%) 0.6 0.6
Sodium (%) 0.2 0.2
Chloride (%) 0.3 0.3
Magnesium (%) 0.08 0.04
Iron (mg/kg) 80 80
Copper (mg/kg) 5 5
Iodine (mg/kg) 0.35 0.35
Zinc (mg/kg) 75 75 2,000
Manganese (mg/kg) 7.5 7.5
Selenium (mg/kg) 0.1 0.1
Vitamins
Vitamin A (IU/kg) 9,000 5,000 750,000
Vitamin D (IU/kg) 750 500 10,000
Vitamin E (IU/kg) 30 30
Vitamin K (mg/kg) 0.1 0.1
Thiamine (mg/kg) 5.0 5.0
Riboflavin (mg/kg) 4.0 4.0
Pyridoxine (mg/kg) 4.0 4.0
Niacin (mg/kg) 60 60
Pantothenic acid (mg/kg) 5.0 5.0
Folic acid (mg/kg) 0.8 0.8
Biotin (mg/kg) 0.07 0.07
Vitamin B12 (mg/kg) 0.02 0.02
Choline (mg/kg) 2,400 2,400

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