Chicken by-products in dog food are the parts of a chicken that remain after meat is removed. They can include lungs, spleen, liver, and kidneys. Purina dog foods never include parts like feathers, hide, hair, or intestinal contents.
Yes! Every ingredient we use in our dog food plays an important role in providing your dog with the complete and balanced nutrition he needs to thrive. Your dog can’t get all of the nutrients he needs from meat alone, and chicken by-products are an excellent source of protein and healthy fats — plus essential vitamins and minerals. Chicken by-products in dog food contain between 60 and 70 percent protein, and they’re highly digestible.
Yes! The chicken by-products we choose to use in Purina dog foods meet the careful criteria established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), and they also meet our own strict safety guidelines. We source our chicken by-products from non-rendered, clean chicken parts.