It turns out that the calculations I made in my recent article about food were in error! How embarrassing. Most of the food I wrote about was treated correctly, though I have made minor adjustments due to rounding off fractions. This accounts as well for the fact that not all the percentages add up to one hundred.
It is in the matter of Merrick and Fancy Feast that the gravest mistakes were made. Though I am not adept at mathematics, it was more the fault of leaving out a step that resulted in higher percentages for carbohydrate-created calories than what should have been. Tales from the Foster Kittens suggested that my sums may have been off, and I am indebted to her for indicating so. I consulted with experts in mathematics (ie. someone who was not me) and came up with revised numbers. Merrick remains high but no where near as bad as I thought it was. Fancy Feast is lower as well.
I have provided the new totals below. This debacle simply demonstrates that the internet is good for entertainment but information derived from it should be verified, especially when it comes from someone whose principal interest is history and not numbers.
But as more than one comment rightly implied, the numbers matter not; it’s what the cats eat that counts. Very true.
Wellness Core (soft food)
Wellness Core (hard food)
Royal Canin Diabetic (hard food)
Orijen (hard food)
Merrick Surf & Turf (soft food)
Fancy Feast Ocean Whitefish (soft food)