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Pet Food Ingredients

Lamb vs Lamb Meal:
Lamb is weighed with its full moisture content (about 80% water). A dry food listing Lamb as the first ingredient may therefore not really contain much lamb! By comparison, Lamb Meal is fresh lamb dehydrated prior to weighing, resulting is 7 times more lamb used. In Poultry Meal, there is 5 times more poultry used than in Poultry alone.
Poultry Meal vs Poultry By-Products Meal:
By law, when companies use poultry leftovers (not fit for human consumption) they have to list them as Poultry By-Products which include: beaks, heads, necks, feet, bones, innards and feathers. Obviously, Poultry Meal is the preferred choice.
A source of protein that is difficult for carnivorous animals to digest. It is a common sources of gas.
Meat & Bone:
Often listed as one ingredient to hide the fact that it is mostly bone with little (if any) meat! Furthermore, the source of the "meat is not identified and could change at any time.
Animal Fat:
Lacks consistency. The source is not identified (generally whatever is the cheapest available).
Poultry Tallow:
Poultry tallow (fat) is more digestible amd more palatable. Although more expensive to use, poultry fat provides consistent quality and taste.
BHA,  BHT, Ethoxyquin: (Chemical preservatives commonly used in pet foods)
Unlike humans. dogs and cats eat the same product on a regular basis, the large quantity of chemicals has a cumulative effect. TLC has always used natural vitamins C & E and many companies are now following suit.
Most low priced pet foods use grains such as corn and wheat as the primary ingredients; these are called "fillers". Low priced foods have low priced ingredients and require that the pets eat much larger quantities.