Ingredient Database:
fish oil

Best available AAFCO definition: "Fish oil" is oil from rendering whole fish or cannery waste.

Simple Definition: Oil from rendering (cooking down) either whole fish or cannery waste

Categories this ingredient falls under:

Animal Fat: This is a fat-based ingredient from an animal source. Ferrets can easily convert this to energy.
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.
Unspecified Source: This ingredient doesn't specify what kind of animal it came from. Usually this is an indication of low quality. It's better to know exactly where your meats and fats are coming from to ensure quality and consistency between food batches.

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