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Table 5 Proximate and total dietary fibre analyses of the veterinary therapeutic food fed in this studya

From: Bacterial fecal microbiota is only minimally affected by a standardized weight loss plan in obese cats

 UnitsContentb
Moistureg/100 g5.5
CF (by acid hydrolysis) (DM)g/100 g13.0
CP (DM)g/100 g38.6
NFE (DM)cg/100 g36.3
Cf (Cf) (DM)g/100 g6.3
Total dietary fibre (DM)g/100 g18.5
CA (DM)g/100 g5.8
Energy density (DM)dkcal/100 g372.7
  1. CF crude fat, CP crude protein, NFE nitrogen-free extract, Cf crude fibre, DM dry matter, CA crude ash
  2. The food was fed as the only food source to lean cats (LEAN, n = 14) for adult maintenance for 4 weeks and to obese cats for adult maintenance for 4 weeks (OBWL, n = 17), followed by a 10-week weight loss period (OAWL, n = 16)
  3. aHill’s Prescription Diets Metabolic Feline (dry), which contained 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, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), niacin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin A supplement, riboflavin supplement, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement), taurine, L-carnitine, minerals (manganese sulfate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), mixed tocopherols for freshness, natural flavors, β-carotene
  4. bNutrient content refers to an average of two consecutive laboratory analyses from the same bag, which were performed by Maxxam Analytics International Corporation, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada;
  5. cCalculated using the equation: NFE (g/100 g) = 100 – (CP + CF + Cf + CA) [51]
  6. dCalculated using the equation: Energy density (kcal/100 g) = (CF × 8.5) + (CP × 3.5) + (NFE × 3.5) [51]