• Linda, you re quite right to point this out. The wet food Megan now likes has a moisture content of 82% I ll get out the calculator. Sheenah ... and dry ...
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Linda, you're quite right to point this out. The wet food Megan now
likes has a moisture content of 82% I'll get out the calculator.

Sheenah

--- In feline-heart@y..., "Linda Fischbach" <fischbl@e...> wrote:
> Hi Sheenah,
>
> Cat food nutritional percentages are computed two ways -- as fed,
and dry
> matter. Since canned food is roughly 75% water (varies from 70%
to 80%),
> the dry matter percentages are about 4 times as high as the "as fed"
> percentages. For example, a 160gm can has about 40gms of dry
matter.
> 16grams of protein would equal 16/40 or 40% based on a dry matter
analysis,
> but 16/160 or 10% based on "as fed".
>
> It sounds like your first numbers are based on "as fed", and the
second
> numbers are based on "dry matter".
>
> You can call the company and get the exact number, including the
exact
> percentage of water.
>
> Linda
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sheenah" <catsruleok@b...>
> To: <feline-heart@y...>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 10:22 AM
> Subject: [FH] Diet
>
>
> > Dear All,
> >
> > I'm wondering whether I need to careful about what I feed Megan.
>snip
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