Read the full analysis on the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center.
Chicken tops the pecking order of pet food proteins, appearing in more dog and cat foods than any other meat, according to an analysis of the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center. Some form of chicken appears in 58 percent of dry dog food in the United States, as listed in the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center. Those chicken ingredients are listed on the ingredient panel as chicken, chicken meal, chicken fat, chicken giblets, chicken liver, chicken byproducts and other forms.
To learn what other meats appear frequently in dog and cat foods, read the full analysis on the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center. New analyses are published frequently, providing insights into how pet food formulators are using specific ingredients.
The Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center provides pet food industry professionals with a database of nutritional information and full ingredient lists for pet foods currently available in the US market. Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center users can learn what competitors in the pet food industry are using in their products, along with how they are marketing those formulations.
The Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center contains exclusive data on which pet food companies are using particular pet food ingredients, along with the nutritional information about these products. Beyond that, the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center database allows users to analyze how pet food companies refer to ingredients, for example chicken byproducts versus coproducts, along with the marketing claims made in the names of the pet foods, such as organic or natural.
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