Experts say that the ingredients defines the quality of the dog food you feed to your dogs. Living on a tight budget, I look at the price first, what’s on sale next and rarely do I read the label. But lately after some little research it looks like they don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
Meat byproducts are not the healthiest ingredient and unfit for human consumption. But protein is protein right? Some shy away when they hear that those meats are from unidentified animals. But let’s be practical here: can you really tell me an animal that is way to low in the food chain that one cannot consider meat?
How about the disdain of certain animal parts that are classified under byproducts? Chicken feet, pork bellies, cow brains are delicacies in a number of cuisines, the last I checked. And an excellent source of proteins and amino acids to boot.
What concerns me more is the handling of these byproducts. As long as it’s prepared cleanly, and of no spoilage, I really don’t see any problem. Or call me hypocrite as I enjoy my regular Dim sum brunch from Chinatown.