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Table 4 Comparison of nutrient concentration per 1000 kcal in diets for cats with or without supplementation

From: Influence of number of ingredients, use of supplement and vegetarian or vegan preparation on the composition of homemade diets for dogs and cats

  NRC
(/1000 kcal)
FEDIAF
(/1000 kcal)
Mineral supplementation
Diets without supplement (± SD) Diets with supplement (± SD) p
Crude protein (g) 50.00 83.30 97.66 ± 57.37 142.52 ± 41.41 0.0605
Ether extract (g) 22.50 22.50 34.64 ± 23.67 33.56 ± 15.03 0.9050
Crude fiber (g) 5.81 ± 4.51 3.36 ± 3.07 0.4203
Ash (g) 4.56 ± 2.03 6.20 ± 1.33 0.0114
Calcium (g) 0.72 1.97 0.70 ± 0.70 2.26 ± 1.22 0.0011
Phosphorus (g) 0.64 1.67 1.29 ± 0.39 1.33 ± 0.51 0.6827
Ca:P1 ratio 1.00 0.50 ± 0.38 2.26 ± 2.19 0.0002
Potassium (g) 1.30 2.00 1.00 ± 0.52 1.07 ± 0.36 0.7207
Magnesium (g) 0.10 0.13 0.27 ± 0.11 0.23 ± 0.07 0.2521
Sodium (g) 0.17 0.25 0.46 ± 0.36 0.78 ± 0.41 0.0458
Copper (mg) 1.20 1.67 7.23 ± 8.21 15.53 ± 12.88 0.0613
Iron (mg) 20.00 26.70 10.19 ± 3.47 15.51 ± 5.55 0.0095
Manganese (mg) 1.20 1.67 3.63 ± 4.98 1.65 ± 3.14 0.3042
Selenium (μg) 75.00 100.00 20.70 ± 62.10a 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.4000
Zinc (mg) 18.50 25.00 10.27 ± 5.52 19.51 ± 8.19 0.0037
  1. Legend: NRC recommended intake according to Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats [16], FEDIAF recommended intake according to Fédération Européenne de l’Industrie des Aliments pour Animaux Familiers [15], SD standard deviation; 1Ca calcium, P phosphorus
  2. aAll diets had a deficiency of this nutrient