Originally Posted by Fubar_ReDRockeT
I've noticed that both Nuto Max and Natural Choice CC Kitten food lists Chicken Meal as the first ingredient. By definition chicken meal is chicken which has been ground or otherwise reduced in particle size. The quality of the protein will depend on the type and amount of chicken meat in the mixture, as well as the amount of bone and connective tissue processed with the meat. Although better than chicken by-product meal, chicken meal is generally a lesser quality of protein source than chicken meat.
What does everyone think about the Purina One Growth and Developement food?? It has Chicken listed as the first ingredient but also has chicken by-product-meal as the second ingredient. Natural choice cc has ground rice as second ingredient, and Nutro Max has Corn Gluten Meal. The purina also has 5 more percent protien than the nutro products. Thoughts?
the chn as first ingrediant is debatable as a true thing.. since ingrediants are listed wet aka raw ...
chn, rice , corn ,chn by product meal
after cooking would read
rice , corn chn by product..then chn
it take five lbs of fresh chn to get one lb of meal and since meal is chn with or without a bit of bone it is the better prrtein source..
Ideally chn meal with some chn is the first five ingrediants...
Another thing to think about is ... Is your food processed by a company that only make s dog and cat food ???