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Table 1 Average nutrient content of the diet used for weight loss in the study dogs

From: Assessing the adequacy of essential nutrient intake in obese dogs undergoing energy restriction for weight loss: a cohort study

Nutrient a Weight loss diet
Kcal/kg Metabolisable Energy b 2900 ---
  Per 100 g as fed Per 1000 kcal
Crude protein (g) 30 104.0
Arginine (g) 1.6 5.4
Histidine (g) 0.6 2.0
Isoleucine (g) 1.1 3.8
Met and Cys (g) 1.0 3.6
Leucine (g) 2.2 7.7
Lysine (g) 1.2 4.1
Phe and Tyr (g) 2.8 9.6
Threonine (g) 1.0 3.3
Tryptophan (g) 0.3 0.9
Taurine (g) c 0.2 0.7
Valine (g) 1.3 4.4
Total fat (g) 9.6 33.0
Linoleic acid (g) 2.1 7.3
Calcium (g) 0.9 3.1
Phosphorus (g) 0.7 2.4
Magnesium (g) 0.05 0.2
Sodium (g) 0.3 1.0
Potassium (g) 0.8 2.8
Chloride (g) 0.9 3.0
Iron (mg) 16.5 57.0
Copper (mg) 2.0 6.9
Zinc (mg) 20.0 69.0
Manganese (mg) 7.0 24.0
Selenium (mg) 0.02 0.1
Iodine (mg) 0.3 1.0
Vitamin A (IU) 2027 6990
Vitamin D3 (IU) 70 24
Vitamin E (IU) 80 276
Thiamine (mg) 2.6 9.0
Riboflavin (mg) 5.2 18.0
Pyridoxine (mg) 2.3 8.0
Niacin (mg) 16 56
Pantothenic acid (mg) 4.6 16.0
Cobalamin (mg) 0.02 0.06
Folic acid (mg) 0.4 1.5
Choline (mg) 249 860
  1. aThe values reported are the average nutrient content as analysed
  2. bMetabolisable energy content, as measured in animal trials according to the AAFCO protocol [16]
  3. cAlthough taurine is not an essential amino acid, it is supplemented within the diet