Message Number: YG3316 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-06 23:43:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number 166/Michael and
by-product meal

This is exactly what some manufacturers want you to believe.
Poultry by
product has NEVER contained feathers or blood. Chicken meal starts
deponed chicken which contains about 40% connective tissue and it
only comes
from chickens. Because of the connective tissue it is of less
quality than
quality by product meal. It does not contain feathers or blood
Chicken by product meal starts with the intestinal tracts of chicken
contains some muscle meat but not the deponed chicken meat. It does
contain feathers or blood. Depending on the supplier and the
quality a
manufactures wants to buy, this meal does not contain dead birds
Poultry by product meal is the same as the CBP meal only it can
turkeys, pheasants, ducks and geese. However, it almost always
turkey and chicken because there are very few processing plants in
the US
that process either ducks, pheasants or geese.
How do you know the difference in quality by reading the label? You
You have to call or write the manufacturer and then look at the
results of
the meal. No matter what the manufacturer tells you how your ferret
acts and feels is the true answer. Quality cost. Therefore, those
that advertise that there food is just as good as a top quality food
such as
Totally Ferret but cheaper is not true. You get what you pay for.
DR Tom Willard