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Design pet diets that are more complete and more precisely balanced than commercial pet food.
Instantly view changes in nutrient profiles
PDD Beta makes it so easy to view your pet's precise nutrient requirements against a recipe's total nutrient levels. Instantly see changes in a recipe's nutrient levels when selecting or deselecting ingredients or making changes to ingredient amounts. Painless ad hoc recipe design.

Recipe Balancer

More complete and more precisely balanced than commercial pet food.
Create homemade diets for your pets that are more complete and more precisely balanced than any commercial pet food. PDD Beta tracks more nutrients than commercial pet food and balances critical fatty acids that the commercial pet food industry has failed to include in their product offerings. With PDD Beta you can create meals and snacks that are precisely optimized for only your pet. We call this "personalized" nutrition. It's like having your own animal nutritionist right by your side!

Nutrient Summary for Pet Diets

Nutrient summary graphs let you quickly see if you have reached your pet's nutrient requirements for a recipe or for more meals spread throughout the day. You can even include snacks and treats, if desired.
Nutrient summaries are expressed as a percentage and are color coded
Nutrient summaries are expressed as a percentage and are color coded
A green bar means that the requirement has been met. A yellow bar means you are short of the nutrient, while a red bar means that you have surpassed the safe upper limit for that nutrient.
 Adjust ingredient amounts and select (or deselect) ingredients
Adjust ingredient amounts and select (or deselect) ingredients
You can easily adjust ingredient amounts and select (or deselect) ingredients to instantly see if your recipe meets the minimum or recommended nutrient levels for your pet. Each pet has different requirements so you can imagine the time you will save by using PDD Beta to create meals precisely optimized for your cat or dog.

Perfectly Balanced for Pet Diets

Balance key nutrients with ease, including important fatty acid ratios.
PDD Beta dynamically calculates all the important nutrient ratios for you and shows you graphically if you are within the recommended range when you are formulating diets for your cat or dog. So creating balanced meals is now easy.
Nutrient ratios are extremely important for your pet's health. A diet that is complete means that it contains all the essential nutrients for your dog or cat. However, a complete diet does not necessarily make it balanced or healthy.
For instance, too much calcium can interfere with the absorption of zinc and possibly lead to zinc responsive dermatosis. Calcium also interferes with magnesium and manganese absorption.
Perhaps the most important, and well known, ratio is the Calcium-Phosphorus ratio. This ratio is particularly important during the growth stage (esp. for large breed puppies). Imbalances in this ratio can lead to disease conditions such as osteochondrosis, hip dysplasia, hypertrophic osteodystrophy and other skeletal defects.

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Nutrient Graphs for Pet Diets

Detailed pet nutrient requirements and total ingredient nutrient levels.

Detailed Nutrient Data

View detailed information on all nutrients that your pet needs for the current recipe. Nutrient levels for each ingredient are summed and displayed graphically as bar graphs.

Comprehensive Graphs

The graphs are divided into Fats, Macrominerals, Trace Minerals, Amino Acids, and Vitamins. As you adjust the quantity of each ingredient, the graphs will update in real time.

Precise Nutrient Requirements

Your pet's precise daily nutrient requirements are overlayed as line graphs so you can instantly see if the nutrient levels of your recipe are correct for your pet.

Popup Info Panels

Placing your mouse cursor over each bar graph displays a popup info panel with the precise nutrient level of the recipe and the exact minimum and recommended nutrient requirement for your pet.

Ingredient List

Do all of your work here. Just add ingredients and change amounts.
Chances are your recipe contains more than one ingredient. This is where the ingredient list shines! Quickly add ingredients to the ingredient list. Change the food quantity and instantly get results. Most ingredients have common measures so you can choose whether to use grams or cups or teaspoons, etc. When adding a food to the recipe database you can also input your own common measures.

Powerful Reports

Amazing recipe and nutrient analysis reports with just a few mouse clicks.
  • Recipe reports
  • Nutrient analysis reports
  • Generate in seconds
  • Preview and print
  • Export to many formats
  • Email reports
  • Easy to use
  • Many more features


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Pet Manager

Manage an unlimited number of pets.
Recording physiological, environmental and lifestage data is critical to designing complete and balanced meals for a pet. A handy pet info panel lets you know if you require any additional info on your pet so that you can create and balance recipes for that pet.

Diet Tracker

Keep a history of exactly what you have fed your pet.
The Diet Tracker module is where you record your pet's meal history. Just drag and drop a recipe onto the calendar and a dialog pops up. Here you can choose exactly how you have fed your recipe. Record the recipe as fed, by volume, by weight, or by ingredient. We've covered all the bases with our powerful diet tracker.

Nutrient Database

Detailed nutrient profiles for 8000+ foods and supplements.
Search or filter foods by name, food group, id #, or manufacturer. When selecting a food from the food list you get a summary of the macro-nutrient content of the food, as well as a quick view of the detailed nutrient content of the food.
View and edit detailed nutrient information on any food or supplement. You can add up to 20,000 user-defined foods or supplements.
Additionally you can add, edit, or delete common measures for all foods. Common measures lets you easily work with ingredients in teaspoons, tablespoons, cups, or any type of measure that you might normally use for an ingredient.




Recipe Balancer

  • Balance Meals & Treats
  • Personalized Nutrition
  • Balance Key Ratios
  • Integrated Weight Loss
  • Precise Calorie Targets
  • Optimized Nutrient Targets
  • Ingredient Search
  • Nutrient Search
  • Ingredient List
  • Common Measures
  • Ad Hoc Recipe Design
  • Better Than Commercial Pet Food
  • Nutrient Summary Graphs
  • Detailed Nutrient Graphs
  • Macro-Nutrient Pie Chart
  • Crude Protein - Total Fat Graph

Diet Tracker

  • Powerful Diet Tracking
  • Drag and Drop
  • Record Meal/Snack As Fed
  • Record Meal/Snack By Volume
  • Record Meal/Snack By Weight
  • Record Meal/Snack By Ingredient
  • Meal Calendar
  • Change Active View
  • Change Layout
  • Change Time Scale
  • Quick Navigation
  • Date Navigator
  • Print Preview
  • Print Calendar

Weight Management

  • Weight Management
  • Easy to Use
  • Unlimited Weight Loss Programs
  • Automatic Graphing
  • Select Weight Unit
  • Enter Pet Weight
  • View Estimated Weight Loss
  • View Actual Weight Loss
  • Target Weight Loss
  • Calories to Lose
  • Calories Needed for Normal Weight
  • % of Calories to Feed for Normal Weight
  • Calories to Feed Daily
  • Calories Needed to Burn Fat in One Week
  • Fat to be Lost Each Week
  • Weeks Needed to Lose Excess Fat
  • Adjust Chart Point Labels
  • Add Notes

Recipe Manager

  • Dozens of Recipes
  • Add Recipes
  • Copy Recipes
  • Edit and Delete Recipes
  • Filter Recipes by Category
  • Filter Recipes by Fields
  • Recipe Ingredients
  • Recipe Directions
  • Recipe Parameters
  • Recipe Summary and Notes
  • Add Recipe Image
  • Assign Recipe Categories

Nutrient Database

  • Nutrient Database
  • Foods and Supplements
  • Edit Foods and Supplements
  • Common Measures
  • User-Defined Foods and Supplements
  • Edit or Delete User-Defined Foods
  • Search Foods
  • Custom Filters
  • Macro-Nutrient Pie Chart
  • Nutrient Summary
  • Edit Nutrient Values
  • Calculator
  • Measures Lookup Panel
  • Message Panel

Appointment Manager

  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Familiar User Interface
  • New Appointment
  • New All Day Event
  • New Recurring Appointment
  • New Recurring Event
  • Day and Work Week View
  • Week and Full Week View
  • Month and Multi-Week View
  • Timeline View
  • Group by Date View
  • Group by Pet View
  • Built-in Reminders
  • Time Zone Support
  • Date Navigator
  • Resource (Pet) Filter
  • Built-in Data Import and Export
  • Built-in Printing

Recipe Organizer

  • Recipe Categories
  • Delete Categories
  • Top Categories
  • Add Top Categories
  • Edit Top Categories
  • Reorder Top Categories
  • Sub Categories
  • Add Sub Categories
  • Edit Sub Categories
  • Move Sub Categories

Pet Manager

  • Manage Pets
  • Unlimited Pets
  • Add Pets
  • Edit or Delete Pets
  • Search Pets
  • Filter Pets
  • Profile
  • Identification
  • Body Condition Score
  • Activity Level
  • Breed
  • Notes
  • Info Panel
  • Image
  • Pet Defaults
  • Physiology
  • Lifestage
  • Weight
  • Heart Rate
  • Breathing Rate
  • Temperature
  • Height

Food Wizard

  • Food Wizard
  • Automatic Conversions
  • Enter Values Per 100 Grams
  • Enter Values for Common Measures
  • Enter Food Name and Quantity
  • Enter Macronutrients
  • Enter Amino Acids
  • Enter Fatty Acids
  • Enter Minerals
  • Enter Vitamins

Contact Manager

  • Contact Manager
  • Sample Data
  • Add, Edit, or Delete Contacts
  • Map Contact
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We offer scientific, evidence-based DIY diet formulation to the world of homemade pet food. Take your pet diet formulation skills to the next level with the world's best pet nutrition software.

Our software complies with the guidelines set by the 2006 NRC publication, "Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats". This publication is the gold standard for dog and cat nutrition worldwide.

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