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Grandma Lucy's Freeze dried food? - Tuesday, February 15, 2011 3:13 PM
I feed my dogs this and I was wondering if it would be okay for ferrets? Right now I feed Foster and Smith.
Or are the vegetables bad?

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Re:Grandma Lucy's Freeze dried food? - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:01 AM
It's not that the vegetables are bad (you'll see that ferret kibbles and other raw foods contain vegetables) - what's bad is the amount of vegetables.

I don't see what percent chicken it is (most will say 90% chicken or something), but you can tell by the guaranteed analysis:
Crude Protein (min): 26%  
Crude Fat (min): 12%  
Crude Fiber (max): 6%  
Moisture (max): 7.5%

That's high on the fiber (therefore lots of vegetables in the mix).

The protein and fat are also not high enough for a ferret.  AFA guidelines are at least 36% protein and 20% fat.  Fiber should be around 3%.

PSSST - check out my siggy for inexpensive freeze dried dog, cat, and ferret foods.

<message edited by Snapper13 on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:10 AM>

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