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:
Whole herring or herring cuttings that have been dried and ground up. Cannot be decomposed, unclean, or excessively salty.
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.Dry Meat Meal:
This ingredient has had its water content removed, thus there is a lot of it packed into the food. Unlike wet weighed meats, you can be confident that it belongs at its current place on an ingredients list. As a downside however, it has been more heavily processed.
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