- When you feed your pet meat, you need to correct the Calcium/Phosphor ratio. This Calculator helps you to calculate the amount of supplement you need and lets you print out an analysis of the meat.
- So, how does it work? A pull-down menu at the top of the screen lets you select a meat. At this point, nothing visible happens yet. Now, select the Phosphor/Calcium ratio of your liking via the pull-down menu at the right of the screen. Then, type in the amount of Phosphor and Calcium in milligrams (0.001 gram) per gram (or type in the percentage and let the program calculate the milligrams). Finally type in the amount of meat you want to feed. That's it! Now, push the "Calc Nutrient" button. (When you select a type of meat, be patient and watch the statusbar at the bottom of your screen. When it says "document done" or something like that, you can push the "calculate button". If you push the button before the documents have loaded, you will get an error.)
- If you want to print the analysis of the meat, you need to click the frame first with your mousepointer, so it becomes the "active" frame. If you use Netscape, you can try the "Print Preview" option of the "File" menu first, before actually printing.
Have fun! If something isn't working right, just let me know. But be aware, this tool doesn't work with Netscape 2.0 due to a math function that only works in Netscape 3.0 and Internet Explorer 3.0 (sorry!).
- When you add your mineral/vitamin supplement, you add Phosphor as well as Calcium. So the Phosphor content gets even higher. You will see that in the analysis. But if the program sugest you to add an enormous amount of mineral/vitamin supplement to correct the Phosphor/Calcium ratio, you might want to consider using lactic acid Calcium instead of your mineral/vitamin supplement. This only contains Calcium, not Phosphor. Lactic acid Calcium contains about 37% Calcium - 0% Phosphor, so you need less of it to correct the Phosphor/Calcium ratio.
- A Tip: if you use mineral/vitamin tablets you can use this program too. Just type in the amount of Calcium and Phosphor in milligrams per tablet and let the program do its job. If the program suggest to add for instance 5 grams of supplement, just add 5 tablets instead.
- So, what is the best Phosphor/Calcium ratio anyway? Well, you can pick your own preference. If you're not sure, use these:
- Young cats - 1:1.2
- Adult cats - 1:1.1
- Senior cats - 1:1.0
- Just for your information:
- mg = milligram = 0,001 gram
- mcg = microgram = 0,001 milligram (mg)
Back to the Calcium/Phosphor Calculator...
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This Home Page was created on Friday 19 January 1996
Most recent revision on this page Saturday 10 May 1997.