What is chicken meal in dog food?

You may have seen chicken meal listed in the ingredients of your dog’s food and wondered exactly what it is. Chicken meal in dog food is the dry, rendered form of real ground chicken, including clean flesh, skin, and/or accompanying bone. It does not contain feathers, heads, feet, or intestinal contents.

Nutritional benefits of chicken meal

  • An excellent source of protein: Chicken meal is packed with protein, an essential nutrient that plays a role in everything from muscle growth to immune functions.
  • A natural source of glucosamine: Glucosamine, a building block of cartilage tissue, can help maintain cartilage for healthy joints and mobility, which can help your dog stay active and healthy for a long time to come.

The chicken meal we use in some of our foods is always carefully sourced, and it always meets our strict quality standards. Click here to learn more about our stringent quality assurance and food safety program. 

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