jgaruba: Your right, lol I'm sorry. I really have lost my mind now adays.
I should have known better then that, I just got done with a discussion with a ferret owner on the Eukanuba vrs Felidae food.
A good example of this for those who are looking on.
Eukanuba (Adult): Chicken, Chicken Liver, Chicken By-Product Meal, Brewers Rice, Chicken By-Products, Fish Meal (source of fish oil), Corn Grits, Chicken Fat...etc
Felidae: Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Brown Rice, Lamb Meal, Chicken Fat, ( preserved with mixed tocopherols and ascorbic acid ), Menhaden Fish Meal, Eggs, Flax Seed Meal... etc
Personally, Felidea is by far the better choice to me, it has all meal products which are better then real meat and by-products, plus it has no corn! And Eukanuba is an evil company anyways for reasons I can't list publicly! :o)
By-Products: I don't like them as much because they are really just the left overs from human grade foods, like heads, necks, guts, feathers, bones, beaks, and feet. They actually contain very little of the meat substances and are harder for your pet to digest, and thusly have very little to no nutritional value.
Chicken vrs. Chicken Meal: For every 5 pounds of raw (wet) chicken that gets cooked into petfood, you are really only left over with 1 pound of meat after the rendering process. As apposed to Chicken Meal which already has the fat and water removed, so when you start with 5 pounds, you still wind up with about 5 pounds after cooking.
However, pet food companies add their measurements on the labels by what they START with, not how much meat is actually left over after they cook it. So even if Chicken is first, it might not actually be the majority of the kibble after rendering, unlike Chicken Meal.
Also, you should check the labels to see if that brand uses human grade ingredients, that is a personal preference of mine.