Fatty Acid Profile of Commercial Dry Puppies’ Food


  • Matúš Džima Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
  • Boglárka Bodon P.G. Trade, spol. s r.o. Komárno, Slovakia
  • Daniel Bíro Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
  • Milan Šimko Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
  • Branislav Gálik Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
  • Michal Rolinec Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
  • Ondrej Hanušovský Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
  • Mária Kapusniaková Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
  • Stanislava Drotárová Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
  • Andrej Duchoň Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
  • Štefánia Buschbacher Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
  • Ela Tarišková Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
  • Miroslav Juráček Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia


puppy, nutrition, complete food, fat quality


The aim of this study was to determine the fat content and fatty acid profile of 5 commercial dry granulated dog foods purchased in Slovakia and to compare the  analyzed content with the  minimum requirements for fat and fatty acid content according to FEDIAF (2021), and also to compare the fat content with the manufacturer‘s declared fat content on the packaging. The samples were analyzed in the Laboratory of Quality and Nutritional Value of Feeds, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, according to standard laboratory procedures and techniques. The results confirmed that four out of the five puppy compound feeds tested, met the requirements for fatty acid content according to FEDIAF (2021). All samples met the requirements for a minimum fat content of 85.00 g.kg-1 DM, a minimum linoleic acid content of 13.00 g.kg-1 DM, a minimum arachidonic acid content of 0.30 g.kg-1 DM, and an α-linolenic acid content of 0.80 g.kg-1 DM. Four samples met the minimum EPA + DHA content requirement, while sample E did not meet the minimum limit (0.50 g.kg-1 DM). When comparing the declared fat content on the packaging and the determined total fat content of the tested foods, we found a lower fat content of 0.23% for sample B and 4.78% for sample C.


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