COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF VEGETARIAN AND NONVEGETARIAN DRY PET FOOD ON PALATABILITY AND FOOD EFFICIENCY SHOWN BY GROWING NON-DESCRIPT FEMALE DOGS

Article Id: ARCC2375 | Page : 219-221
Citation :- COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF VEGETARIAN AND NONVEGETARIAN DRY PET FOOD ON PALATABILITY AND FOOD EFFICIENCY SHOWN BY GROWING NON-DESCRIPT FEMALE DOGS.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2008.(42):219-221
B.C. Debnath and M.B. Patil
Address : Department of Animal Nutrition, Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai-400 012, India

Abstract

A study was conducted on 12 growing non-descript female dogs to compare and evaluate
vegetarian and non- vegetarian dry pet foods on palatability and food efficiency. The non- vegetarian
group consumed more food and the same was also reflected in the significantly higher gain in
weight, but the apparent differences in dry matter intake were statistically non-significant. The DCP
intake of non- vegetarian. group was significantly higher (P ≤ 0.05), which also reflected significantly
higher (P0.01) gan in weight than that of vegetarian group. Non – vegetarian group had significantly
(P ≤ 0.05) higher food efficiency than that of vegetarian group. Dogs on vegetarian. diet required
more DCP/kg. gain than those on non- vegetarian diet, but apparent difference in efficiency was
non-significant.

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