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Table 4 Blood parameters of lean (n = 6) and obese (n = 4) dogs fed low protein diet (LP) and high protein diet (HP) in a crossover design

From: The response of canine faecal microbiota to increased dietary protein is influenced by body condition

Item LP HP P
Lean Obese Lean Obese Diet BC D × BC
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Cobalamin (pmol/L) 416 78 357 112 400 57 406 70 0.635 0.139 0.262
Folate (nmol/L) 26.2 6.3 29.7 5.1 28.2 6.7 20.0 6.7 0.588 0.817 0.061
Indoxyl sulphate (mg/dL) 154 106 118 74 362 351 223 128 0.027 0.841 0.454
SCAC (μmol/L)
 C0 19.2 6.9 19.3 10.8 21.5 8.7 21.6 12.8 0.242 0.998 0.996
 C2 3.04 0.94 3.64 1.62 4.18 2.40 4.33 2.95 0.198 0.742 0.742
 C3 0.138 0.047 0.165 0.070 0.147 0.038 0.203 0.103 0.690 0.918 0.382
 C4 0.080 0.030 0.085 0.052 0.100 0.016 0.085 0.029 0.114 0.531 0.305
 C5 0.075 0.023 0.143 0.118 0.100 0.036 0.150 0.114 0.060 0.908 0.381
 3OH-C4 0.023 0.005 0.028 0.017 0.035 0.026 0.038 0.029 0.191 0.948 0.903
 3OH-C5 0.030 0.006 0.040 0.022 0.047 0.008 0.055 0.021 0.012 0.356 0.859
 C3DC 0.023 0.008 0.025 0.013 0.020 0.009 0.023 0.005 0.429 0.761 0.900
  1. BC: body condition; D × BC: interaction between diet and body condition; SCAC: short-chain acylcarnitines; C0: free carnitine; C2: acetylcarnitine; C3: propionylcarnitine; C4: butyryl- and isobutyrylcarnitine; C5: isovalerylcarnitine, 3OH-C4: 3-OH butyrylcarnitine; 3OH-C5: 3-OH isovalerylcarnitine; C3DC: malonylcarnitine