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From: Linda Iroff
Date: 2001-03-11 18:31:00 UTC
Subject: RE: corn over rice

Kat writes:
> but HOW does the ferret's body...or any body...know if the source was
> meant to be PROTEIN or CARBOHYDRATE?

It doesn't, but the manufacturer does! If corn is used as a protein source,
there has to be LOTS of it, since the protein content of corn is low
compared to the protein content of, say chicken meal.

If corn is one of the first two ingredients, or corn gluten (which is
higher in protein) is listed in the first several, you can bet it is
contributing to the guarenteed protein analysis. Which means less meat,
which is the best protein source for fuzzies. If corn is further down the
list, or it's listed as corn grits which has little protein, then it is
probably just there as a charbohydrate, to make it turn into kibble.

Linda Iroff
Oberlin OH