Balance IT Carnivore Blend
Balance IT is a website that sells supplements that can help you create complete and balanced homemade meals for your dog or cat, using a limited amount of some common foods. Balance IT is based on the commercial AAFCO standard. The supplement we will be adding to our database contains all minerals and vitamins needed on a daily basis by dogs and cats, including the amino acid taurine.
Below is a tutorial to add Balance IT Carnivore Blend to Pet Diet Designer.
Food Wizard Tutorial
Following we have a series of screenshots that show the values that we enter into the Food Wizard. Open the Food Wizard and start entering the values as shown.
Step 1 - Add Common Measure
The image below shows the first tab in the Food Wizard. We are entering the values for one teaspoon of the Balance IT Carnivore Blend. One teaspoon weighs 4.09 grams. So we will use this as our common measure.
Step 2 - Food Name
The image below shows the second tab in the Food Wizard. The only required value that you have to enter in this tab is the name of the food or supplement.
Step 3 - Macronutrients
The image below shows the third tab in the Food Wizard. We enter only the values for Protein, Ash, and Water. Food Energy, Fat, Carbohydrate and Fiber are zero.
Step 4 - Amino Acids
The image below shows the fourth tab in the Food Wizard. The only value entered in this section is for Taurine.
Step 5 - Fatty Acids
The image below shows the fifth tab in the Food Wizard. There are no fatty acids in this supplement so leave this section blank.
Step 6 - Minerals
The image below shows the sixth tab in the Food Wizard. It is straightforward to enter all the values for minerals exactly as shown in the image below. Pay particular attention to the units. The first 6 minerals are in grams, while the last 6 minerals are in milligrams.
Step 7 - Vitamins
The image below shows the seventh, and final, tab in the Food Wizard. It is straightforward to enter the values for vitamins as is. Pay attention to the units.
That's it! We press the SAVE & CLOSE button on the ribbon and all the values are converted and stored in the database as 100 grams of Balance IT Carnivore Blend. Next we will show our new food / supplement in the Foods module. Then we will enter "ounces" as a common measure. This will let us work with grams, teaspoons, and ounces of this supplement. Click on the FOODS button on the ribbon to open up the Foods module.Looking at our newly entered food
With the Foods module open, enter "carnivore" in the search textbox and click the FIND button. With the newly entered Balance IT Carnivore Blend record entry highlighted, click on the EDIT button on the ribbon to see a detailed view of our newly entered values.