Ingredient Database:

Best available AAFCO definition: none exists

Simple Definition: No AAFCO definition exists. Presumably the seed or whole pod of the pea plant (Pisum sativum)

Our Comments:

Peas are often used in grain-free pet foods as a low-glycemic or hypoellergenic replacement for more common binders such as corn, rice, or even potatoes.

Categories this ingredient falls under:

Vegetable: This is not a natural part of a ferret's diet, and may not be not well digested. A small amount of vegetables is typically needed to bind meat together in kibble, and vegetables are sometimes used to provide needed vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, vegetables are often added in larger amounts as 'filler' to reduce the ingredients cost for the manufacturer, so watch out for how high up on the ingredients list they appear.

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