Ingredient Database:
chicken by-products

Best available AAFCO definition: "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.

Simple Definition: Assorted chicken parts such as necks, feet, eggs, organs, and intestines. Does not contain extra feathers.

Categories this ingredient falls under:

Animal Protein: This is a protein-based ingredient from an animal source: the main requirement in a carnivore diet.
By-Product: By-products are not necessarily harmful, but they should by no means make up the majority of your pet's food. Carnivores should be eating mostly muscle meat, and will be missing out if by-products are the main protein source in their food. A wild carnivore imitation diet is typically modeled as 80% muscle meat, 10% bone, and 10% organs (by-products).

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