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From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-05-04 11:04:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Food for Sick Ferret

I'm confused too but I think I'm getting closer. The way I see it,
and just for the sake of easing the calculations, if your ferret ate
a whole can of A/D, 8.5% of what he ate would be crude protein. The
rest would be water and whatever else makes up the remainder of 100%.

Here's where I really get confused... so what does this mean to the
ferret's body. By eating an entire can, did he really get a meal
that was roughly 36% protein because that's the protein content once
the water is factored out? Water, after all, provides little
nutrition other than a few minerals.

My head hurts.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., katharine <shurcool@i...> wrote:
> I have to continue this discussion. If a can of
> wet food lists the protein level at 8.5% (A/D) but
> that's not accurate because of the water content,
> how do you calculate the actual protein level?
> Wouldn't the protein level be less per serving
> (than dry food) if it's watered down?? And, isn't
> this deceptive labeling????