Freshpet conducted digestibility trials according to the current AAFCO standards. This article discusses data based on dogs consuming our Freshpet Vital Complete Meal.
PROTOCOL: Digestibility trials are conducted according to the current AAFCO protocol. During the study, dogs are housed to allow for fecal sample collection.
All analyses are performed by a certified outside laboratory:
All calculations are determined as a dry matter basis.
Energy is determined by bomb calorimetry.
Fat is determined by acid hydrolysis.
Carl Fischer moisture used with soft-moist foods.
Metabolizable energy assumes a urine loss of 1.25kcal/g protein digested.
Digestibility data based on dogs consuming Freshpet Vital Complete Meals