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Table 6 Nutrient composition of study diets

From: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial measuring the effect of a dietetic food on dermatologic scoring and pruritus in dogs with atopic dermatitis

Nutrient Diet A DMB Diet A per 1000 kcal Diet B DMB Diet B Per 1000 kcal
Crude protein 25.0% 62 g 22.7% 55 g
Crude fat 15.0% 37 g 17.0% 41 g
Nitrogen-free extract 40.5% 100 g 53.4% 130 g
Crude fiber 2.5% 6.2 g 1.6% 4 g
Linoleic acid n/a n/a 4.59% 11.2 g
alpha-Linolenic acid n/a n/a 1.11% 2.7 g
Eicosapentaenoic + Docosahexaenoic acid n/a n/a 0.56% 1.38 g
Eicosapentaenoic acid n/a n/a 0.33% 0.81 g
Docosahexaenoic acid n/a n/a 0.23% 0.57 g
Total n-6 fatty acids 2.6% 6.4 g 4.76% 11.6 g
Total n-3 fatty acids 0.3% 0.74 g 1.81% 4.42 g
Zinc 187 mg/kg 0.045 g 267 mg/kg 0.065 g
Vitamin A 20,710 IU/kg 5123 IU 10,638 IU/kg 2590 IU
Vitamin E 473 mg/kg 0.12 g 874 mg/kg 0.21 g
Vitamin C 70 mg/kg 0.017 g 98 mg/kg 0.024 g
Beta carotene n/a   1.6 mg/kg 0.4 mg
Energy (kcal) 4042/kg 3840/kg as fed 4110/kg 3760/kg as fed
Energy (kJ) 16,911/kg 16,066/kg 17,200/kg 15,730/kg
  1. Legend: Nutrient composition of test diets on a dry matter basis (DMB) and per 1000 kcal basis
  2. Metabolizable energy and resultant nutrient concentration per 1000 kcal were calculated based on modified Atwater factors (protein 3.5 kcal/g; carbohydrate 3.5 kcal/g; fat 8.5 kcal/g)