Calculating dry matter

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    Laura D
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    Feel like this is a stupid question, but I need to ask it. Have a dog who had pancreatitis. So the fat content is a concern in any food. She also has food sensitivities/allergies. We knew to chicken, but have learned through the prescription vet food also to pork.

    I noticed while with vet that they had a binder with all the info on fat content once they calculated the dry matter, etc. I know it applies to canned and have found info on how to calculate. But is dry food…well, dry and there is no need to calculate any moisture out?

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    pugmomsandy
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    Dry food still has between 7-20% moisture so I would calculate dry food into dry matter as well. For instance some dehydrated foods have really low moisture around 7-8%, kibble can range from 9-12% and semi moist food (dry to the touch like Core Air Dried) is around 20%.

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