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Table 1 Composition of the control (CON) and cardiac protection blend (CPB) diets

From: Dietary intervention reduces left atrial enlargement in dogs with early preclinical myxomatous mitral valve disease: a blinded randomized controlled study in 36 dogs

IngredientsCONCPB
%Diet
Basal diet mix190.7086.00
Egg Protein1.990
Beef fat9.300
MCT Oil05.00
Fish Oil02.85
Fish Meal03.39
L-lysine01.26
DL-methionine01.02
Taurine00.13
Magnesium sulfate00.20
DL alpha tocopherol, supplemental00.15
 %Dry matterPer 100 Kcal ME
Nutrient content2CONCPBCONCPB
g/100 Kcal
Crude protein28.7029.927.167.67
Fat (acid hydrolysis)16.6514.884.163.82
Crude fiber3.823.920.951.01
Ash5.495.921.371.52
Carbohydrate (by difference)45.3345.3511.3111.63
Lysine1.162.120.290.54
Methionine0.611.490.150.38
EPA and DHA0.060.7213.88183.57
   mg/100 Kcal
Na0.230.2458.5561.46
Mg0.110.1428.0235.20
Taurine0.070.2017.3052.21
Vitamin E (α-tocopherol)30.150.843.8021.46
ME (calc.), kcal/g4.003.89  
  1. ME, metabolizable energy; EPA, Eicosapentaenoic acid, and DHA, Decosahexaenoic acid, are omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil
  2. 1Basal diet composed on grains (corn, rice, wheat), proteins (poultry, corn gluten and corn germ meal), dietary fibers (beet pulp, cellulose), vitamins and minerals, and flavoring additives
  3. 2Average nutrient analysis is based on the mean of 3 separate manufacturing runs of diet
  4. 3Vitamin E level is expressed as either IU/g (in dry matter) or IU/100 kcal