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Cat Food Glossary: AAFCO Definitions of Cat Food Ingredients

Understanding cat food labels can become a whole lot easier if you know the definitions of some of those mysterious ingredients. For example, what is really in "chicken by-products?" Read on and learn more here.

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AAFCO Definition: "Animal Digest"
Learn to understand the ingredients listed on cat food labels, by reading their AAFCO definitions. Here's the definition for 'animal digest'

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AAFCO Definition: Beet Pulp
Learn to understand the ingredients listed on cat food labels, by reading their AAFCO definitions. Here's the definition for 'beet pulp.'

AAFCO Definition: Brewer's Rice
Learn to understand the ingredients listed on cat food labels, by reading their AAFCO definitions. Here's the definition for 'brewer's rice'

AAFCO Definition: Brown Rice
Learn to understand the ingredients listed on cat food labels, by reading their AAFCO definitions. Here's the definition for 'brown rice,' used as both a source of protein and carbohydrates in many cat foods,

AAFCO Definition: Chicken By-Product Meal
The AAFCO definition of chicken by-product meal as used on pet food labels. Don't have a clue what by-products are? Are they good or bad? Check here for more information.

AAFCO Definition: Chicken Liver Meal
The AAFCO definition of chicken liver meal as used on pet food labels. Is chicken liver meal good or bad in your cat's food? Learn more here.

AAFCO Definition: Chicken Meal
What exactly is "chicken meal?" Is it a desirable ingredient in cat food, or one you should bypass when reading cat food labels?

AAFCO Definition: Chicken
Chicken is one of the most popular protein sources of cats. Learn the AAFCO definition of "chicken" as used on pet food labels, and what it means to your cat's nutritional needs.

AAFCO Definition: Corn (ground)
Learn to understand the ingredients listed on cat food labels, by reading their AAFCO definitions. Here's the definition for 'ground corn,' a popular filler in many dry cat foods.

AAFCO Definition: Corn Gluten Meal
Learn to understand the ingredients listed on cat food labels, by reading their AAFCO definitions. Here's the definition for 'corn gluten meal'

AAFCO Definition: Fish Meal
The AAFCO definition of fish meal as used on pet food labels.

AAFCO Definition: Meat By-Products
The AAFCO definition of meat by-products as used on pet food labels. Meat by-products are listed on the label of many popular cat foods. What do meat by-products include?

AAFCO Definition: Meat Meal
Learn to understand the ingredients listed on cat food labels, by reading their AAFCO definitions. Here's the definition for 'meat meal,'a protein source used only in the poorest grades of cat food.

AAFCO Definition: Natural
Although "natural" has been touted on pet food labels for several years, the AAFCO has only recently defined it. Learn what "natural" really means on that bag of cat food.

AAFCO Definition: Poultry By-Product Meal
The AAFCO definition of poultry by-product meal as used on pet food labels.

Turkey Meal Defined by AAFCO
Turkey meal is often included in dry cat food ingredients. Learn the AAFCO definition of "turkey meal," and find out more information about this cat food ingredient.

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