Formulating using USDA nutrient data for eastern canned oysters and blue mussels can lead to significant zinc and manganese deficiencies. Here are the data. Zinc in oysters, USDA nutrient database values, and ADF Typicals™ values mg
Only the ADF formulates cooked diets the way people shop. A client has a 30-pound active puppy, needing 1500 kcal per day. She feeds her puppy an ancestral-type diet, lightly cooked. The veterinarian formulates a lightly cooked beautifully balanc
Many vets tell people with fat dogs to "reduce the amount you're feeding." This is bad advice because it will result in significant nutrient deficiencies.
Question to vet: My dog is fat. Can I just reduce the amount of food fed? The client is feeding Dry Foods YES IF (Client is feeding Dry Foods) “If you’re feeding a quality high-protein dry food, and the minerals and vitamin amounts
This table shows the number of kilocalories a dog must consume daily to meet NRC and FEDIAF recommended nutrient levels for adult dogs if the food the dog is eating is formulated to just meet AAFCO nutrient minimums per 1,000 kcal or dry matter bases
Be careful which chicken dark meat you use for formulations. Most formulation programs give you 6 or more choices for chicken dark meat with no skin.