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[FH] Re: NUTRO Nat Choice/**BIG FIND!

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  • turkishangoraathumanesociety
    Oh Shoot! That figures...Lillie has eaten 4 or 5 packets of it since yesterday. I will try to call Nutro...They never answer any emails I have ever sent
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 1, 2004
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      Oh Shoot! That figures...Lillie has eaten 4 or 5 packets of it since
      yesterday. I will try to call Nutro...They never answer any emails I
      have ever sent them...

      --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, savionna@a... wrote:
      > Hi Robin,
      >
      > In a message dated 12/31/03 4:36:05 PM,
      > turkishangoraathumanesociety@y... writes:
      >
      > << To anyone who may not already know... I just found out
      >
      > (from the label, believe it or not) that the Nutro Natural Choice
      >
      > SENIOR in the POUCHES is only .08% for sodium!!!!!!!!! >>
      >
      > If you got the information from the product label, it is part of
      what's
      > called the "guaranteed analysis." This is a set of maximum and
      minimum values the
      > mfr must provide to meet labeling requirements...and does *not*
      necessarily
      > accurately express what is in the package itself. To get the
      chemical analysis of
      > the ingredients in the package, you would need what's called
      the "as-fed"
      > analysis...which the mfr can provide.
      >
      > The charts at Kat Karma are expressed in what's called "dry matter"
      analysis,
      > which is, basically, the as-fed analysis minus the moisture. Most
      mfrs will
      > provide a dry matter analysis as well. If they can't, you can
      convert according
      > to the formula on this site (which also contains a good deal of
      reliable
      > information on feline nutrition):
      www.maxshouse.com/feline_nutrition.htm.
      >
      > This means that the 0.08% sodium on the label *cannot* be compared
      with the
      > figures for the foods on the Kat Karma charts. //Rosemary
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