AAFCO Guidelines

% or per Kg of diet

Growth and Reproduction Minimum

Adult Maintenance Minimum

Adult Maintenance Maximum

Protein

22.0

18.0

Arginine % 0.6 0.5
Histidine % 0.2 0.2
Isoleucine % 0.5 0.4
Leucine % 0.7 0.6
Lysine % 0.8 0.6
Methionine + Cystine % 0.5 0.4
Phenylalanine + Tyrosine % 0.9 0.7
Threonine % 0.6 0.5
Tryptophan % 0.2 0.2
Valine % 0.5 0.4

Fat

% 8.0

5.0

Linoleic Acid % 1.0 1.0

Minerals

Calcium % 1.0 0.6 2.5
Phosphorus % 0.8 0.5 1.6
Ca;P Ration % 0.0 0.0 0.1
Potassium % 0.6 0.6
Sodium % 0.3 0.1
Chloride % 0.5 0.1
Magnesium % 0.0 0.0 0.3
Iron mg/kg 5.0 5.0
Copper mg/kg 7.3 7.3 250.0
Manganese mg/kg 5.0 5.0
Zinc mg/kg 120.0 120.0 1000.0
Iodine mg/kg 1.5 1.5 50.0
Selenium mg/kg 0.1 0.1 2.0

Vitamins

Vitamins A iu/kg 5000 5000 250000
Vitamins D iu/kg 500 500 5000
Vitamins E iu/kg 50 50 1000
Thiamine mg/kg 1.0 1.0
Riboflavin mg/kg 2.2 2.2
Pantothenic Acid mg/kg 10.0 10.0
Niacin mg/kg 11.4 11.4
Pyridoxine mg/kg 1.0 1.0
Pyridoxine mg/kg 1.0 1.0
Nutrient requirements are indicated on a dry-matter basis and are per kg of diet, not per kg of body weight of animal. These AAFCO nutrient profiles for dog foods presume an energy density of 3.5 kcal ME/g dry matter. Rations >4 kcal/g should be corrected for energy density.