Rat Nutritional Requirements - Dog Food Comparison (USA)
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Basic Rat Nutritional Requirements
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This is not a list of acceptable dog foods. This is a listing and comparison chart of commonly used dog foods. Just because it is commonly used does not mean it's acceptable.
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ProteinFat*FiberSourcing
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Recommended % for General Maintenance
5-7%5%
As low as possible
http://www.afrma.org/bc_nutritreqrats.htm
http://labsg.org/RatBB9.doc
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK231925/
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Recommended % for Growth/Weanlings
12-17%5%
As low as possible
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Recommended % for Reproduction18-25%5%
As low as possible
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* The minimum requirement for all life stages is 5%, but a range of 5-10% has been found acceptable.
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Brands for comparisonProteinFatFiberFirst Six Ingredients
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Mazuri Rodent Breeder 6F1667Ground
Yellow Corn
Wheat Middlings
Dehulled
Soybean Meal
Porcine
Animal Fat**
Calcium Carbonate
Whole Wheat
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Mazuri Rat and Mouse236.54.5
Dehulled
Soybean Meal
Ground CornWheat MiddlingsGround WheatSoybean SoilCane Molasses
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Oxbow Rat Adult Essentials1542Whole Brown
Rice
Oat GroatsWheat BranWheatSoybean Meal
Menhaden
Fish Meal
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Ingredients Color Key:CornSoy
Named Animal Protein
RiceOatsWheatBarley
Gen. Animal Protein
Other
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* Dyes, especially red dyes, are extremely harmful and should ALWAYS be avoided. Any food with dyes should be immediately discarded and not used.
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** Preserved with BHA
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BrandProteinFatFiberFirst Six IngredientsRed dye?*
Place of Purchase
Price (Average)Largest bag size/Price per lb
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Twin Pet1777Ground
Yellow Corn
Wheat Middlings
Meat and
Bone Meal
Animal fat**SaltPotassium ChlorideNoWalmart$10.00/$5.0030 lb / $.34 per lb - 13 lb / $.39 per lb
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Gravy Train Beefy Classic1784.4CornSoybean Meal
Meat and
Bone Meal
Wheat MiddlingsAnimal FatAnimal DigestYesVarious$19.9935 lb / $.57 per lb
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Doggy Bag18612Wheat middlingsGround
Yellow Corn
Meat and
Bone Meal
Soybean Meal
Calcium Carbonate
Animal fat**
No
Tractor Supply$13.4940 lb / $.34 per lb
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Diamond Naturals Light
Lamb Meal & Rice Formula
1869Lamb Meal
Whole Grain
Brown Rice
PeasOatmeal
Cracked
Pearled Barley
Ground White RiceNoVarious$32.9930 lb / $1.10 per lb
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Alpo PRIME CUTS®188.55.5Ground
Yellow Corn
Meat and
bone meal
Soybean MealBeef Tallow
Corn Gluten Meal
Egg/Chicken FlavorYesVarious$7.6414 lb / $.55 per lb
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Ol' Roy T-Bone & Chicken Flavor1984Ground CornMeat and
bone meal
Soybean Mealanimal fat**
chicken
by-product meal
Corn Gluten MealYesWalmart$22.9850 lb / $.46 per lb
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Ol' Roy Bacon Flavor1984Ground
yellow corn
Soybean Meal
meat and
bone meal
animal fat**
Corn Gluten Meal
Natural FlavorYesWalmart$22.9850 lb / $.46 per lb
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NATURE'S RECIPE® Senior Dog Food1985Lamb MealBrewers RiceBarleyFeeding OatmealBeet Pulp
Dried
Potato Product
NoVarious$31.9330 lb / $1.06 per lb
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Sprout Mature Adult Dry Dog Food20103.5Ground RiceChicken MealRice FlourRice BranDried Beet PulpPoultry FatNoFleet Farm$25.9940 lb / $.65 per lb
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Iams ProActive Health Adult Healthy209-11.55
Ground Whole
Grain Corn
Chicken
By-Product meal
Ground Whole
Grain Sorghum
ChickenDried Beet Pulp
Ground Whole
Grain Barley
NoVarious$41.9438.5 lb / $1.09 per lb
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Kal Kan2084Ground
yellow corn
meat and
bone meal
soybean mealground wheat
chicken
by-product meal
animal fat**NoWalmart$22.6452 lb / $.44 per lb
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4health Original Healthy Weight Formula
2083
Whole grain
brown rice
ChickenChicken MealChicken FatDried Beet Pulp
Natural Chicken Flavor
NoTractor Supply$29.9935 lb / $.86 per lb
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4health Original Mature Adult Formula20104..5LambLamb MealOatmeal
Whole Grain
Brown Rice
Cracked
Pearled Barley
Millet
No
Tractor Supply$31.9935 lb / $.91 per lb
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NATURE'S RECIPE® Adult Dog Food -
Natural, Lamb Meal & Rice
20124Lamb MealBarleyOatmealBrewers RicePoultry FatNatural FlavorsNoVarious$31.9330 lb / $1.06 per lb
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Kirkland Signature Healthy Weight Formula
Chicken & Vegetable
20613Chicken MealBrown RicePeas
Cracked
Pearled Barley
Millet
Powdered Cellulose
NoCostco$38.9940 lb / $.98 per lb
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Sportmix Maintenance21124.5Meat MealGround
Yellow Corn
Chicken
By-Product Meal
Ground WheatChicken Fat Dried Beet PulpNoVarious$25.9944 lb / $.65 per lb
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Ol' Roy Complete Nutrition Adult21105.1Ground CornMeat and
bone meal
Soybean MealWheat MiddlingsPoultry FatCorn Gluten MealNoWalmart$22.9850 lb / $.46 per lb
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Member’s Mark Maintenance21104.5Ground
Whole Corn
Poultry
By-product Meal
Meat and
Bone Meal
Corn Gluten MealPoultry FatSoybean MealNoSam's Club$19.9855 lb / $.36 per lb
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Diamond Maintenance22123.5
Chicken
By-product Meal
Wheat Flour
Whole Grain
Ground Corn
Rice BranDried Beet PulpChicken FatNoVarious$29.9940 lb / $.75 per lb
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Ol' Roy High Performance2714-Meat and
Bone Meal
Ground
Whole Corn
Ground
Whole Wheat
Corn Gluten MealSoybean Mealanimal fat**NoWalmart$23.9850 lb / $.48 per lb
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