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Table 1 Analysis of body weight and faecal consistency scores, dry matter, pH and NH 3 (n = 3 faecal samples for each variable per diet period) of 5 dogs

From: Impact of diets with a high content of greaves-meal protein or carbohydrates on faecal characteristics, volatile fatty acids and faecal calprotectin concentrations in healthy dogs

Variable Baseline (DC) DC1 HPGM 2 HCS 3 Kruskal-Wallis Mixed model
      p-value p-value
Body weight, kg 19.0 [18.3–19.3] A 19.78 [18.15–21.10]A 20.00 [18.60–21.65] A 19.40 [18.80–20.85] A > 0.10 > 0.10
Faecal consistency score 2.5 [2.0–3.0] B 2.5 [2.0–3.0] B 4.0 [ 4.0 5.0 ] A 2.5 [2.0–3.0] B < 0.01 < 0.01
Faecal dry matter, % 32.2 [30.1–36.2] A 32.4 [30.6–35.4] A 32.2 [13.6–35.9] A 32.5 [29.8–35.7] A > 0.10 > 0.10
Faecal pH 6.9 [6.8–7.1] A,B 6.7 [6.5–7.0] B 7.5 [ 6.6 7.9 ] A 7.2 [7.0–7.5] A,B < 0.01 < 0.01
Faecal NH 3 , μg/g wet faeces 1 245 [982–1 482] A 1 079 [693–1 468] A,B 1 191 [710–1 778] A 835 [ 657 1,162 ] B 0.03 0.01
  1. 1DC: dry commercial diet.
  2. 2HPGM: high-protein greaves-meal diet.
  3. 3HCS: high-carbohydrate starch based diet.
  4. Values are expressed as medians and ranges [min–max]. For each variable, diets not sharing a common superscript (A, B) are significantly different at p < 0.05 and are marked in bold.