Ingredient Database:

Best available AAFCO definition: "Meat" is the clean flesh derived from slaughtered mammals and is limited to that part of the striate muscle which is skeletal or that which is found in the tongue, in the diaphragm, in the heart, or in the esophagus; with or without the accompanying and overlying fat and the portions of the skin, sinew, nerve, and blood vessels which normally accompany the flesh. It shall be suitable for use in animal food. If it bears a name descriptive of its kind, it must correspond thereto.

Simple Definition: Bison meat from body muscle or from muscle in the tongue, diaphragm, heart, or esophagus. The attached fat, skin, sinew, nerve, and blood vessels (which are a part of the muscle flesh) may be included.
The bison must be properly slaughtered.

Categories this ingredient falls under:

Animal Protein: This is a protein-based ingredient from an animal source: the main requirement in a carnivore diet.
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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