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?
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%.