Recommended Daily Supplement Allowances for Canines

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The below figures are provided by the National Research Council in it’s latest book published in 2006. Each Measurement listed is amount needed per kg. of body weight unless otherwise indicated.

According to theĀ National Research Council, dogs naturally eat between four and eight meals per day.The lowest calculations for caloric intake, for sedentary dogs, is recommended at 95 Kcal per K of body weight.A summary of the book can be found at theĀ National Acadamy PressĀ site under “download free”.

Water

According to the descriptions in the NRC’s latest book, dogs are quite capable of getting daily requirements for water in canned food, during the day, and still drinking more, just out of habit, or stress.
It is common for dogs to consistantly consume 30ml of water per Kg body weight, per day, however requirements can increase depending upon the activity level of the dog. There seems to be a wide variation of figures involved, and it is suggested that fresh water be available at all times.

Protein

Measurements in grams unless otherwise indicated.

Total ProteinĀ Minimal Requirement – 2.62; Recommended Daily Allowance – 3.28

Amino Acids:

ArginineĀ Minimal Requirement – 0.092; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.11

HistadineĀ Minimal Requirement -0.048; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.062
IsoleucineĀ Minimal Requirement -0.098; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.12
LeucineĀ Minimal Requirement -0.18; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.22
LysineĀ Minimum Requirement – 0.092; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.11
MethionineĀ Minimum Requirement – 0.085; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.11
Methionine-cystineĀ Minimum Requirement – 0.17; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.21
PhenylalanineĀ Minimal Requirement – 0.12; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.15
Phenylalanine-tyrosineĀ Minimal Requirement – 0.19; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.24
ThreonineĀ Minimal Requirement -0.11; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.14
TryptophanĀ Minimal Requirement -0.036; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.046
ValineĀ Minimal Requirement -0.13; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.16

Fat

Measurements in grams unless otherwise indicated.

Total FatĀ (g) – Adequate Intake – 1.3; Recommended Daily Allowance – 1.8; Safe Upper Limit – 10.8

Fatty Acids:

Linoleic AcidĀ (Alpha Linolenic Acid) Omega 3 (g) Adequate Intake – 0.14; Recommended DailyAllowance – 0.12; Safe Upper Limit – 1.4
Arachidonic AcidĀ Omega 6
Eicosapentaenoic & Docosahexaenoic AcidĀ Adequate Intake – 0.03; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.03; Safe Upper Limit – 0.37

Minerals

Ā Measurements in grams unless otherwise indicated.

CalciumĀ Minimum Requirement – 0.059; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.13
PhosphorusĀ Adequate Intake – 0.10; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.10
PotassiumĀ Adequate Intake – 0.14; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.14
Sodium(mg) Minimum Requirement – 9.85; Recommended Daily Allowance – 26.2
Chloride(mg) Adequate Intake – 40; Recommended Daily Allowance – 40
Magnesium(mg) Minimum Requirement – 5.91; Recommended Daily Allowance – 19.7
Iron(mg) Adequate Intake – 1.0; Recommended Daily Allowance – 1.0
Copper(mg) Adequate Intake – 0.2; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.2
Iodine(Āµg) Minimum Requirement – 23.6; Recommended Daily Allowance – 29.6
ZincĀ (mg)Adequate Intake – 2.0; Recommended Daily Allowance – 2.0
Manganese(mg) Adequate Intake – 0.16; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.16
Selenium(Āµg)Adequate Intake – 11.8; Recommended Daily Allowance – 11.8

Vitamins

Measurements in grams unless otherwise indicated.Āµg = micrograms 1Āµg = 40 IU

Vitamin A, (Āµg retinol) Āµg Adequate Intake – 40; Recommended Daily Allowance – 50;Safe Upper Limit – 2,099 (IU)
Vitamin D3, (Cholecalciferol) Āµg Adequate Intake – 0.36; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.45; Safe Upper Limit – 2.6
Vitamin E, (alpha tocopheral), mg Adequate Intake – 0.8; Recommended DailyAllowance – 1.0
Vitamin K, (menadione) mg Adequate Intake – 0.043; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.054
Thiamin, mg Adequate Intake – 0.059; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.074
Riboflavin, mg Minimum Requirement – 0.138; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.171
Pyridoxine, (B6) mg Minimum Requirement – 0.04; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.049
Niacin, (B3) mg Adequate Intake – 0.45; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.57
Pantothenic Acid, (B5) mg Minimum Requirement – 0.39; Recommended Daily Allowance – 0.49
Folic Acid, (B9) Āµg Minimum Requirement – 7.1; Recommended Daily Allowance 8.9
Biotin, (B7) aka, Vitamin H; For normal diets not containing raw egg white, adequate biotin is probably by microbial synthesis in the intestine. Diets containing antibiotics may need supplementation
Vitamin B12Ā (Cobalamine) Āµg Adequate Intake – 0.92; Recommended Daily Allowance – 1.15Ā CholineĀ mg Minimum Requirement – 45; Recommended Daily Allowance – 56

Note:
Vitamin C, (ascorbic acid) The liver of cats and dogs have the key enzyme L-gulono-Y-lactone oxidase, (EC 1.1. 3.8), which is able to synthesize the needed ascorbic acid from glucose. The NRC warns against high intake of ascorbic acid, stating the following: “High intake of ascorbic acid may act as a prooxidant andĀ induce lipid peroxidation.” This includesĀ Fenton’s reaction, which will enhanceĀ iron absorptionĀ and cause a resulting overdose of this mineral. This reaction is reduced with an increase in Vitamin E levels in the diet.

Source

National Research Council

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