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 fish or fish 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.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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