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Understanding Pet Food Ingredients

Poultry By-Products: Parts can include heart, kidneys, intestines (cleaned of contents), heads, feet. Feathers can’t be included.

Chicken By-Product Meal: consists of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered chicken, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice.

Animal Digest: A broth made from meat and meat by-products that is often sprayed onto pet food.

Corn Gluten meal: the dried residue from corn after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ, and the separation of the bran by the process employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm.

Bone Meal: Bone from the slaughtered animal that is finely ground.

Ground Corn: Corn kernel that is ground or chopped.

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