Ingredient Database:Best available AAFCO definition:
"Fish meal" is the clean, dried, ground tissue of undecomposed whole fish or fish cuttings, either or both, with or without the extraction of part of the oil. If it contains more than 3% salt (NaCl), the amount of salt must constitute a part of the product name, provided that in no case must the salt content of this product exceed 7%. The label shall include guarantees for minimum crude protein, minimum crude fat, maximum crude fiber, minimum Phosphorus (p) and minimum and maximum calcium (Ca). If it bears a name descriptive of its kind, it must correspond thereto.Simple Definition:
Presumably whole cod fish or cod fish cuttings.
Categories this ingredient falls under:Animal Protein:
This is a protein-based ingredient from an animal source: the main requirement in a carnivore diet.Fish:
Fish is highly nutritious to carnivores, but some people feel it makes their pet or their waste smell worse and prefer not to feed it. There is also sometimes concern about heavy metal build-ups or preservatives in fish sources.Wet Weighed Meat:
This ingredient has an excessively high water content, meaning that it is heavy but not very nutrient dense. With its water removed (which happens during the process of making kibble) it would likely belong lower on the ingredients list than where it currently is.
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