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Chicken is a key ingredient in our dog foods. As an animal-based protein, chicken in a dog's diet can help maintain muscle structure. It's a protein source that naturally provides each of the amino acids that are essential to carnivorous animals like dogs. And chicken adds great taste.
Another common chicken-based ingredient is natural chicken flavor, also called chicken digest. Natural chicken flavor adds palatability and nutrients. It is high-quality protein and fat material that has been reduced to amino and fatty acids to improve taste through an enzymatic process.Return To Top
Internal organs are rich sources of protein, fats and minerals such as iron that are essential to dog health and add to the palatability of the pet food. Including some ground bone provides a good source of minerals, such as calcium. Some pet food manufacturers formulate their products without such ingredients to appeal to dog owners, rather than for optimal health of the dogs themselves. However, the nutritional needs of dogs are not the same as the nutritional needs of humans.Return To Top
Dried chicken protein sources in our chicken-based dog foods undergo an extra refining process to further improve the protein quality. Refined chicken meal and chicken by-product meal are excellent and complete sources of protein since they naturally contain each of the amino acids that are essential to dogs and cats.Return To Top