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Table 1 Analytical composition of the dog food products and fatty acid (FA) pattern (%) of dog food.

From: Fatty acid patterns of dog erythrocyte membranes after feeding of a fish-oil based DHA-rich supplement with a base diet low in n-3 fatty acids versus a diet containing added n-3 fatty acids

Components Joy special meal Eukanuba® medium breed puppy
Raw fat 11·0% 18·0%
Crude protein 27·0% 29·0%
Crude fiber 4·0% 4·0%
Moisture 10·0% 8·0%
energy content 14·6 kJ/g 18·0 kJ/g
Fatty acid pattern   
  FA in g/kg total diet
LA*1 19·69 35·64
AA†1 0·25 1·13
ALA‡2 2·86 1·76
SDA| 0·2 0·16
EPA2 - 1·66
DHA2 - 1·1
Total n-3 3·08 5·22
Total n-6 20·35 37·8
Total n-7 FA 5·09 14·33
Total n9 FA 39·8 64·49
Total SFA 38·61 54·0
Ratio total n-6/total n-3 6·61/1 7·24/1
  1. Data are based on an as fed basis. The FA included for the calculation of total n-3, total n-6 and total saturated FA are listed in additional file 1.
  2. *LA, linoleic acid; †AA, arachidonic acid; ‡ALA, α-linolenic acid; | SDA, stearidonic acid; 1 n-6 FA 2 n-3 FA