Clinical Nutrition Links
Nutrient Data & Nutrition Resources: We like to provide you with the most trusted resources.
Reputable nutrition information for pets can be difficult to find, while deciphering fact from fiction can be confusing and daunting. We’ve composed a collection of links to reliable sources you can trust.
Motivated by science, inspired by evidence.
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COMPLETE AND BALANCED DIET:
A complete diet consists of recommended essential nutrients at the adequate levels for canine/feline requirements.
A balanced diet has all required nutrients in the suitable comparable proportions.
NRC, AAFCO, and FEDIAF are all organizations that set nutritional guidelines for companion dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals.
Basic knowledge of clinical nutrition of canines and felines is required, beginning with nutrient profiles as an essential necessity of canine and feline nutrient formulation is obligatory for raw/homemade dietary formulation.
AAFCO Nutrient Requirements for Dogs
2006 NRC Nutrient Requirements for Adult Dogs (Maintenance)
2006 NRC Nutrient Requirements for Puppies after Weaning
AAFCO Nutrient Requirements for Cats
2006 NRC Nutrient Requirements for Adult Cats (Maintenance)
2006 NRC Nutrient Requirements for Kittens After Weaning
FEDIAF Nutritional Guidelines
Cat Body Condition Score
Dog Body Condition Score
Fecal Scoring Chart
(AAFCO) The Association of American Feed Control Officials
The government organization that sets the pet feed industry guidelines for dietary ingredients, labels, nutrient requirements, and determines the nutritional adequacy of pet foods.
(AAVN) The American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition
Advances in Nutrition
American Society of Clinical Nutrition
Association for Pet Obesity
Online formulation software and supplements; generate custom balanced recipes.
Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionists®
Full list for referring veterinarians (from Balance IT)
Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition
Canadian Nutrient File (CNF)
A comprehensive, computerized bilingual database that reports up to 152 nutrients in over 5690 foods. The database can help you find values for nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, protein, energy, fat and many more, and is updated periodically.