Food Nutrient Content

Janet PlymireJanet Plymire IllinoisMember Posts: 344
edited 21 February, 2008 in Food & Nutrition
Does anyone know an easy formula to figure the actual Protein/Fat/Carbs/Calories contained in cat food? We have been looking at Binky\'s Page, but some foods are not listed there and I would like to know the nutrient value, but I cannot figure out how to do it even following the directions given there. I\'m not the brightest bulb :)) Thanks for any help


  • Vanessa BobackVanessa Boback TampaMember Posts: 3,149
    edited 21 February, 2008
    :))! Aw, don\'t feel bad.... I couldn\'t do an equation like that if the answer smacked me in the face!! :)) Hopefully someone can help you on that one. I just leave it to Nature\'s Variety, Innova and Evangers to figure all that out for me!! ;)
  • Karen LeeKaren Lee The kingdom of Mer-lotMember Posts: 89,020
    edited 21 February, 2008
    First you contact the pet food comapny and ask for the \"as fed\" numbers for the food you arei nterested in. You may have to beg for the numbers. Some companies keep the numbers top secret :? Some may tell you to use the numbers on the pet food label but these are just guaranteed minimum and maximum numbers. They cannot be used to calculate exact nutrional content. Once you have the \"as fed\" numbers, use the downloadable spreadsheet here to calcuate the ntrional content of the food. The spreadsheet is set up so that all you do is put in the \"as fed\" numbers and it will automatically calculate the numbers.
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