Monday, March 19, 2007

Protein

Measurements in grams unless otherwise indicated.
Total Protein Minimal Requirement - 3.97; Recommended Daily Allowance - 4.96
Amino Acids:
Arginine Adequate Intake - 0.19; Recommended Daily Allowance - 0.19
Histadine Adequate Intake -0.064; Recommended Daily Allowance - 0.064
Isoleucine Adequate Intake -0.11; Recommended Daily Allowance - 0.11
Leucine Adequate Intake -0.25; Recommended Daily Allowance - 0.25
Lysine Minimum Requirement - 0.067; Recommended Daily Allowance - 0.084
Methionine Minimum Requirement - 0.033; Recommended Daily Allowance - 0.042
Methionine-cystine Minimum Requirement - 0.067; Recommended Daily Allowance - 0.084
Phenylalanine Adequate Intake - 0.099; Recommended Daily Allowance - 0.099
Phenylalanine-tyrosine Adequate Intake - 0.38; Recommended Daily Allowance - 0.38
Taurine Minimum Requirement - 0.0079; Recommended Daily Allowance - 0.0099
Threonine Adequate Intake -0.13; Recommended Daily Allowance - 0.13
Tryptophan Adequate Intake -0.032; Recommended Daily Allowance - 0.032
Valine Adequate Intake -0.13; Recommended Daily Allowance - 0.13

3 comments:

Masatomo said...

Hey there.. I see from your post that a cat requires more or less 10 mg of Taurine per kg of weight.
I've calculated that Hill's cat food, for example, gives 110mg of Taurine for 100grams of food. Because my cats need 100grams, they're taking 110mg of Taurine, isn't that right?

This should be definitely such an overdose in respect of the measures you have written down here!

Pat said...

Masatomo, proteins are not given "upper limits" by the NRC because cats can have excess amounts without dire consequences although some balances of amino acids such as the balance between arginine and lysine tend to have an impact on any body. There has never been an issue with taurine as far as I know.

Russell Reed said...

Hi Pat,

I accept what you had written about "arginine supplements"

Russell Reed