Originally Posted by Saddlebag
We don't really know what is in dog foods because it's not regulated. Chicken could mean chicken beaks and claws, even chicken manure. I am not exaggerating. When you read dog food labels, think of the worst it could probably mean, because that's likely what's in it.
That's not really true- there are set definitions what each ingredient name means. While I agree that there is a question about enforcement, when a bag says "Chicken", it does have a definition per AAFCO: "Chicken - the clean combination of flesh and skin with or without accompanying bone, derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken or a combination thereof, exclusive of feathers, heads, feet and entrails." http://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/.../ucm047113.htm AAFCO DEFINITIONS OF DOG FOOD INGREDIENTS