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Table 1 Average dietary composition based upon typical analysis of the 4 diets assessed used during the study

From: Comparison of voluntary food intake and palatability of commercial weight loss diets in healthy dogs and cats

Criterion Diet C1 Diet C2 Diet F1 Diet F2
Species Dog Dog Cat Cat
ME contenta 12041 KJ/kg
2876 kcal/kg
12996 KJ/kg
3104 kcal/kg
12405 KJ/kg
2963 kcal/kg
14302 KJ/kg
3416 kcal/kg
  Per 100 g AF g/1000 kcal Per 100 g AF g/1000 kcal Per 100 g AF g/1000 kcal Per 100 g AF g/1000 kcal
Moisture 9.5 33 8.5 27 5.5 19 5.5 18
Protein 30 104 26 84 34 118 37.7 121
Fat 9.5 33 11.4 37 9 31 12.8 41
Crude fibre 16.6 58 13.4 43 13.9 48 9.1 29
TDF 28.1 98 23.8 77 23.6 82 16.6 53
NFE 29.1 101 35 113 28.8 100 28.8 93
Ash 5.3 18 5.7 18 8.8 31 6.1 20
Ingredients Vegetable Fibres, Dehydrated Poultry Protein, Wheat Gluten, Tapioca, Maize Gluten, Hydrolysed Animal Proteins, Maize, Wheat, Animal Fats, Beet Pulp, Fish Oil, Minerals, Fructo-Oligo-Saccharides, Soya Oil, Psyllium Husks and Seeds, Hydrolysed Crustaceans, Marigold Extract, Hydrolysed Cartilage; Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, E1 (Iron), E2 (Iodine), E4 (Copper), E5 (Manganese): E6 (Zinc), E8 (Selenium), Preservatives, Antioxidants Chicken By-Product Meal, Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Pea Bran Meal, Soybean Meal, Soybean Mill Run, Dried Tomato Pomace, Chicken Liver Flavour, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Coconut Oil, Pork Fat, Lactic Acid, Powdered Cellulose, Pork Liver Flavor, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Iodized Salt, Dried Carrots, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Lipoic Acid, Choline Chloride, Manganese Sulphate, Ferrous Sulphate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulphate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols, L-Carnitine, Beta-Carotene, Phosphoric Acid, Natural Flavours Dehydrated Poultry Meat,
Vegetable Fibres, Tapioca, Wheat Gluten, Wheat Flour, Maize Gluten, Hydrolysed Animal Proteins, Animal Fats, Minerals, Chicory Pulp, Fish Oil, Psyllium Husks and Seeds,
Hydrolysed Crustaceans, Marigold Extract, Hydrolysed Cartilage, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, E1 (Iron), E2 (Iodine), E4 (Copper), E5 (Manganese), E6 (Zinc), E8
(Selenium), Preservatives, Antioxidants
Chicken By-Product Meal, Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Powdered Cellulose, Dried Tomato Pomace, Flaxseed, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Liver Flavor, Coconut Oil, Pork Fat, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Sulfate, L-Lysine, Choline Chloride, Carrots, DL-Methionine, Taurine, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), minerals (Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Carnitine, Mixed Tocopherols, Beta-Carotene, Phosphoric Acid, Natural Flavours
  1. a Metabolisable energy content for each diet was calculated using Modified Atwater factors, based on the declared average dietary composition information for each diet. The effect of possible batch variation was not taken into account. AF as fed, NFE nitrogen free extract, TDF total dietary fibre. Diet C1: Satiety Weight Management Canine, Royal Canin, Aimargues, France; Diet C2: Prescription Diet® Canine Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Topeka, KS, USA; diet F1: Satiety Weight Management Feline, Royal Canin, Aimargues, France; Diet F2: Prescription Diet® Metabolic Feline, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Topeka, KS, USA