Message Number: YG3183 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-05-03 08:42:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Food for Sick Ferret

I was not aware of that method of calculating the protein. Perhaps
that's how they're doing it, though one would think they would use
whatever calculation was available to make it look as good as


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Pam Sessoms <pjdutche@e...> wrote:
> Isn't this one of those deals where you have to account for the
water in
> order to get a percent protein on a dry-matter basis? I have a can
> and it looks like Mike's memory is quite accurate: 8.5% protein.
It says
> it's 78% maximum moisture, so that's 100% total - 78% water = 22%
> matter. 8.5/22 would be 38.6% protein