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AAFCO CAT FOOD NUTRIENT PROFILES
BASED ON DRY MATTER
2003 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION

Nutrients

Units DM Basis

Growth & Reproduction Minimum

Adult Maintenance Minimum

Maximum

Crude Protein          %       30.0 26.0  
  Arginine % 1.25 1.04  
  Histidine % 0.31 0.31  
  lsoleucine % 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  
  Threonine % 0.73 0.73  
  Tryptohan % 0.25 0.16  
  Valine % 0.62 0.62  
Crude 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 (extruded) mg/kg 15 5  
  Copper (canned) mg/kg 5 5  
  Manganese mg/kg 7.5 7.5  
  Zinc mg/kg 75 75 2000
  Iodine mg.kg 0.35 0.35  
  Selenium mg/kg 0.1 0.1  
Vitamins & Others        
  Vitamin A IU/kg 9000 5000 750000
  Vitamin D IU/kg 750 500 10000
  Vitamin E IU/kg 30 30  
  Vitamin K mg.kg 0.1 .01  
  Thiamine mg/kg 5.0 5.0  
  Riboflavin mg/kg 4.0 4.0  
  Pantothenic acid mg/kg 5.0 5.0  
  Niacin mg/kg 60 60  
  Pyridoxine mg/kg 4.0 4.0  
  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 2400 2400  
  Taurine (extruded) % 0.10 0.10  
  Taurine (canned) % 0.20 0.20  

 

AAFCO CAT FOOD NUTRIENT PROFILES
BASED ON CALORIE CONTENT'

Nutrients

Units per 1000 kcal ME

Growth & Reproduction Minimum

Adult Maintenance Minimum

Maximum

Crude Protein g 75 65  
  Arginine g 3.10 2.60  
  Histidine g 0.078 0.078  
  lsoleucine g 1.30 1.30  
  Leucine g 3.10 3.10  
  Lysine g 3.00 2.08  
Methionine-cystine g 2.75 2.75  
  Methionine g 1.55 1.55 3.75
  Phenylalanine-
  tyrosine
g 2.20 2.20  
  Phenylalanine g 1.05 1.05  
  Threonine g 1.83 1.83  
  Tryptohan g 0.63 0.40  
  Valine g 1.55 1.55  
Crude Fat g 22.5 22.5  
  Linoleic acid g 1.25 1.25  
  Arachidonic acid g 0.05 0.05  
Minerals        
  Calcium g 2.5 1.5  
  Phosphorus g 2.0 1.25  
  Potassium g 1.5 1.5  
  Sodium g 0.5 0.5  
  Chloride g 0.75 0.75  
  Magnesium g 0.20 0.10  
  Iron mg 20.0 20.0  
  Copper (extruded) mg 3.75 1.25  
  Copper (canned) mg 1.25 1.25  
  Manganese mg 1.90 1.90  
  Zinc mg 18.8 18.8 500
  Iodine mg 0.09 0.09  
  Selenium mg 0.03 0.03  
Vitamins & Others        
  Vitamin A IU 2250 1250 187500
  Vitamin D IU 188 125 2500
  Vitamin E IU 7.5 7.5  
  Vitamin K mg 0.03 0.03  
  Thiamine mg 1.25 1.25  
  Riboflavin mg 1.00 1.00  
  Pantothenic acid mg 1.25 1.25  
  Niacin mg 15 15  
  Pyridoxine mg 1.0 1.0  
  Folic acid mg 0.20 0.20  
  Biotin mg 0.018 0.018  
  Vitamin B12 mg 0.005 0.005  
  Choline mg 600 600  
 Taurine (extruded) g 0.25 0.25  
  Taurine (canned) g 0.50 0.50  

 

Key nutritional factors for adult cats at maintenance 

Recommended food levels*

Factors Young To Middle Aged  Cats   Obese Prone
C
ats

Older Cats

Energy density (kcal ME/g)

    4.0-5.0  

3.3-3.8      3.5-4.5
Energy density (kJ ME/g) 16.7-20.9 13.8-15.9   14.6-18.8
Protein (%)         30-45 30-45   30-45
Fat (%)       10-30 8-17 10-25
Crude fiber (%)          <5 5-15   <10
Calcium (%)   0.5-1.0 0.5-1.0 0.6-1.0
Phosphorus (%) 0.5-0.8 0.5-0.9 0.5-0.7
Ca/P ratio     0.9:1-1.5:1 0.9:1-1.5:1   0.9:1-1.5:1
Sodium (%)   0.2-0.6 0.2-0.6 0.2-0.5
Potassium (%)                    0.6-1.0 0.6-1.0   0.6-1.0
Magnesium (%)     0.04-0.1 0.04-0.1 0.05-0.1
Chloride (% >0.3     >0.3 >0.3
Average urinary pH 6.2-6.5 6.2-6.5   6.2-6.6
*Dry matter basis. Concentrations presume an energy density of 4.0 kcal/g. Levels should be corrected for foods with higher energy densities. Adjustment is unnecessary for foods with lower energy densities.

 

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