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The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA), Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH


(Reference: Fediaf Nutritional Guidelines)

Predictive Equations (NRC 2006a) for ME in prepared foods for dogs and cats

For calculation of ME (Metabolisable Energy) in prepared pet foods for cats and dogs (dry and wet) the following 4-step-calculation can be used:

1. Calculate GE (Gross Energy)
2. Calculate energy digestibility (%)
3. Calculate digestible energy
4. Convert into metabolizable energy

For more details of these calculations please refer to Fediaf Nutritional Guidelines.

To use the calculator, click on Adult Dog Calorie Calculator NRC method.

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