Q&A: What does chicken meal and barley do in dog food?

Question by Bordered: What does chicken meal and barley do in dog food?
I was looking at my dog food brand and the first ingredients are Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Barley and Chicken Fat. I was wondering if barley and chicken meal is terrible in dog food, and what it is and does for the dog, I don’t know if I’m confusing chicken meal or chicken by product meal, or if it is the same thing? I also don’t know what barley is doing in dog food and is it harmful for the dogs stomachs?

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Answer by firefly_in_nh
Barley and chicken meal are considered “higher quality ingredients.” Although barley is considered better for your dog than some other ingredients, whether it should be fed to your dog depends on who you ask. Same goes for chicken meal and chicken by-product meal. To understand whether these ingredients are good or bad for your dog, it helps to understand what the terms in the ingredients mean and how your dog digests them.
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I have been thinking about feeding my dog Organic pet foods, then I see something called “all natural foods.” What is the difference if any?

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Answer by Alice
Organic means grown without herbicides or pesticides. All natural means everything in it is natural… eg. a plant, animal or grain.

Pesticides are made to kill things… anyone who thinks they can kill the bugs and weeds but are perfectly safe to consume should really think about it. I know they are consumed in minute quantities, but over time I tend to wonder why we have so much more cancer and immunodeficiency ailments these days such as asthma and severe allergies.

Whichever you go with be sure it is a good quality animal diet… as far as cost goes you are better off buying a grain free (or at lease wheat and corn free) diet over an organic diet with wheat or corn in the top 5 ingredients. If you can afford an organic grain free diet…then your pup is one lucky dog!

Wheat and corn are much harder on your animal than the small amount of pesticides are…

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