Meat by-products are the parts of an animal which are not muscle meat. This can include things are are actually healthy for our pets such as organs; liver, heart, spleen. However, this can and does, include things that are severely lacking in nutritional value and very difficult to digest, such as chicken heads and feet!
Here is an official statement from the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) on the definition of poultry by-products: “Poultry by-products must consist of non-rendered clean parts of carcasses of slaughtered poultry such as heads, feet, viscera, free from fecal content and foreign matter except in such trace amounts as might occur unavoidably in good factory practice.”
I don’t know about you… but I don’t want my pets eating any of that! Get rid of your cat’s canned food and look for a BETTER brand (contact me for help if you need.) if you see any of the following:
1. Meat By-Products❌
2. By-Products ❌
3. Poultry By-Products❌
4. Beef By-Products ❌
5. Pork By-Products❌
Sincerely, your PetCoach
April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., P.M.H.