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Table 5 Comparison of nutrient concentration per 1000 kcal in diets for dogs with meat or vegetarian/vegan

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)
Presence of meat and animal products
Diets with meat (± SD) Vegetarian and vegan diets (± SD) p
Crude protein (g) 25.00 52.10 94.83 ± 29.75 52.41 ± 15.56 < 0.0001
Ether extract (g) 13.80 13.75 28.42 ± 15.15 27.02 ± 20.36 0.6352
Crude fiber (g) 3.97 ± 3.85 6.31 ± 3.11 0.0034
Ash (g) 4.34 ± 3.07 4.41 ± 2.14 0.8007
Calcium (g) 1.00 1.45 0.81 ± 1.04 1.38 ± 1.85 0.1088
Phosphorus (g) 0.75 1.16 1.13 ± 0.45 1.14 ± 0.41 0.8887
Ca:P1 ratio 1.00 0.84 ± 1.22 1.09 ± 1.16 0.1581
Potassium (g) 1.00 1.45 0.80 ± 0.41 0.83 ± 0.25 0.7216
Magnesium (g) 0.15 0.20 0.21 ± 0.11 0.28 ± 0.11 0.0475
Sodium (g) 0.20 0.29 0.42 ± 0.37 0.44 ± 0.48 0.8329
Copper (mg) 1.50 2.08 8.98 ± 9.75 9.57 ± 8.29 0.6918
Iron (mg) 7.50 10.40 12.14 ± 9.90 11.13 ± 4.58 0.5748
Manganese (mg) 1.20 1.67 3.31 ± 3.45 4.62 ± 2.62 0.0356
Selenium (μg) 87.50 87.00 0.58 ± 4.51a 2.42 ± 8.39a 0.3186
Zinc (mg) 15.00 20.80 13.86 ± 9.43 7.27 ± 2.92 0.0327
  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