Lots of numbers that are hard to put to practical use.
February 2018 - Look at the label on any package of dog food, and the most dizzying part will no doubt be the Guaranteed Analysis, a bunch of numbers given either as percentages or milligrams per kilogram with no accompanying key to explain their meaning in a dogs diet. To make matters more complicated still, each number is listed as a minimum or maximum, so you dont know whether youre getting the least or, conversely, the most allowed. Its very different from the numbers on the Nutrition Facts label for food eaten by people, which gives more practical information that tells the serving size, the calories in that serving size, and what percentage that serving provides of the total amount advised for various nutrients. It also easily allows people to compare apples to apples, so to speak: one jar of tomato sauce to another, one brand of yogurt to another. Why are the numbers on a dog food label so arcane, by contrast?