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Old 03-13-2011, 02:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
Kalandra
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Default Re: Now! grain free senior cat food

I don't understand this sales person's comment on Now being lower in carbs. Its not as high as some, but it doesn't look that much lower than CS lite to me.

To get a rough estimate on carbs, add the protein, fat, moisture, fiber & ash contents. Subtract that number from 100 and you have a rough percentage of carb in the diet.

Chicken soup lite: 32% p, 9% f, 10% m, 8% fiber, unknown ash. You should be able to get this off of the bag, but I cannot find a published amount for it. However, the senior version is 6.5%, so lets use that for now. That's approximately 34.5% carb.

Now! Weight management: 30% p, 14% f, 10% m, 5% fiber, 6.5% ash. Approximately 34.5% carb.

Below is some data I collected from various websites as I searched for foods that fit into the cancer diet/nutritional support plan for Rose. I'm pretty confident I have corrected any typos, but if you decide to change diet because of the numbers below, please double check by visiting the manufacturer's website. I do occasionally make typos. If you find a typo let me know and I'll update the listing. Evo data below is provided to show a true low carb food. Evo Weight Management is one of Evo's higher carb % foods, the regular version is like 8 or 9%.

Innova evo weight control..50% p...15% f...3910 kcal/kg...13% carb
Katz-n-Floken................34% p...12% f...3455 kcal/kg...35% carb
By nature weight control....32% p...12% f...3242 kcal/kg...34% carb
Innova lite....................32% p...10% f...3387 kcal/kg...39% carb
Chicken Soup Lite............32% p...9%f....3225 kcal/kg....??% carb
BLUE Longevity Mature......32% p... 8% f...3228 kcal/kg...39% carb
Felidae Platinum.............30% p...14% f...3534 kcal/kg...33% carb
Now! Weight Manage........30%p...14% f...3800 kcal/kg...34.5% carb
Fromm mature gold..........30% p...10% f...3949 kcal/kg...40% carb
Blue Buffalo weight control..28% p...9% f...3185 kcal/kg...37.5% carb
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