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Author Topic: Adding taurine to baby food  (Read 2199 times)
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« on: March 09, 2011, 06:49:19 PM »

Does anyone recall how much taurine would need to be added to a jar of baby food?  Thought there were posts here about that.

These are the small jars of Gerber meat and broth only. 

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2011, 09:00:57 PM »

JM, I have to apologize. It's late and I can't even think straight right now. The minimum amount of taurine required for cats is 10 mg/kg bodyweight/day. It's OK to provide more as there is not upper limit in the NRC book. NRC recommended allowance in food is .4 g/kg DM (400 mg/kg dry matter). AAFCO requirement is much higher.

ETA: Argh. Again. the 400 mg/kg DM is for highly digestible foods. Canned cat food is 1700 mg/kg DM and dry is 1000 mg/kg DM. Amt per kg BW^.67=.0099 g, which is essentially 10 mg/kg bodyweight. All from NRC.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 09:12:36 PM »

JM- what mg is your taurine ? If its capsules of 500 mg you can try opening & using 1/4 capsule per jar if its a 2 oz jar.
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2011, 02:27:01 PM »

Thanks bug and leslie,

They are 2.5 ounce jars and I do have 500 mg capsules.
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 03:28:00 PM »

If thats all he's eating, start with 1/4 -1/2 & if he will eat it slowly up it. If you put the taurine in the bowl & just add a tiny bit of baby food its easier to mix. Then add the rest of the baby food & stir.You can do the same with any hard vitamins by crushing them.
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