Should I be using Dry Matter Basis or As Fed values?

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by hellolucy, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. hellolucy

    hellolucy Member

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    Weruva sent me their nutritional chart (for anyone interested: https://weruva.com/nutrition-landing/). Should I be looking at the DMB or as fed carb values when choosing a food? The % of carbs are a lot lower in the as fed chart for most of them than the DMB chart.
     
  2. Elizabeth and Bertie

    Elizabeth and Bertie Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm..... If doing a 'percentage of calories from carbs' calculation the result should be the same, since water has no calories....
    Have you done the calculations with both on your own calculator?
     
  3. Elizabeth and Bertie

    Elizabeth and Bertie Well-Known Member

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    Just had a look at the page of pate info. It looks like the table at the top gives 'percentage of calories' for the various elements, including carbs.

    They give the first one on the list, 'Press Your Lunch' as 5.9% calories from carbs. My own calculation (just using their as fed %'s for protein, fat, fibre, ash, and moisture) comes out as 5.6%, which is pretty similar, and I'd say, 'good enough' given how accurate/inaccurate pet food labelling is anyway.... :rolleyes:
    https://weruva.com/nutrition-landing/pates-ni/
     

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