Food consists of the following components:
- Carbohydrates (Including fiber)
Ash is the residue remains if you burn everything up.
Typically values for ash content are between 10%-6%
Estimating carbohydrate content on Fido’s Reviews from the Guaranteed analysis we use the following steps.
To estimate the carbohydrate content we make the assumption the ash content is 9% (Dry Matter).
Calculate the carbohydrate content without fiber using the following:
%Carbs Estimated = 100% – ( %Protein + %Fat +% Fiber + 9% Ash )
*Note: The estimated Carb value is limited to accuracy and is only a rough estimate, since we make an assumption about the ash content, and the Guaranteed analysis reported by the dog food company are Min and Max values for: protein, fat, fiber, and moisture.