Chicken Soup Pet Foods

 

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When Is Human-Grade Meat Really Human-Grade Meat?

Human-grade meat is a tricky subject. And, while we at Chicken Soup for the Soul™ brand dog and cat foods would love to call our fresh, never frozen, meats "human-grade" our conscience does not allow us.

You see, even though our fresh meats are the same grade and quality and come from the same sources used for human food applications, they are not "human-grade". And here's why:

The term "human-grade" does not have a place in the pet food industry. Legally, for a meat to be "human-grade", it must be processed in a human-grade facility. Pet food facilities are not human-grade, rather, they are ALL feed grade. In fact, pet food manufacturing facilities are held to a different level of sanitation standards by the USDA than those applied to a human food processing plant, or even a restaurant. By law, as soon as meat, even "human-grade" meat, is shipped to a pet food facility it becomes "feed-grade".

Now this doesn't change the quality of the meat—but it does change its legal definition. And, to us, it would be irresponsible to tell you that our products are better than the competition because our foods use "human-grade" meats.

So, you won't find a "human-grade" claim on any Chicken Soup for the Soul™ brand dog and cat food, or in our brochures, or on this web site. Period.

What you will find is our products are of the highest quality, processed within the strictest standards in the industry, and guaranteed to help your pet become a better, healthier, happier companion.

 

 
Low-Ash Chicken
  Premium Grade, Highly Digestible Protein Source. #1 Protein Source.
Highly Palatable.
Extremely Digestible.
 

Only Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul™ brand dog and cat food contains Fresh, Never Frozen, Meats—Four of them!

Fresh Meat means your pet receives the true,
purest form of meat.

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul™ contains only the finest, freshest, never frozen, meats to provide a highly digestible, highly palatable protein source.

In fact, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul™ brand dog and cat food contains a total of seven Protein Sources!
 


Benefits of Controlled
Ash Levels

Greater Digestibility

Greater Palatability

Correct Calcium/Phosphorus Ratio
for Improved Overall Health

Lower Phosphorus Levels
to Promote Kidney Health.

 

 
Low-Ash Turkey
  Premium Grade, Highly Digestible Protein Source, Provides Additional Taste Sensation and Palatability.

#2 Protein Source in Dog Formulas.
#3 Fresh Meat Protein Source in Cat Formulas.
Provides Exceptional Taste and Palatability.

 
 
Low-Ash Duck
  Premium Grade, Highly Digestible Protein Source, Provides Additional Taste Sensation and Palatability. #3 Fresh Meat Protein Source in Dog Formulas.
#4 Fresh Meat Protein Source in Cat Formulas.
Provides Exceptional Taste and Palatability.
 
 
Low-Ash Salmon
  Premium Grade, Highly Digestible Protein Source, Provides Additional Taste Sensation and Palatability. #2 Protein Source in Cat Formulas.
#4 Fresh Meat Protein Source in Dog Formulas.
Provides Exceptional Taste and Palatability
 
     
 
In addition to the fresh meat protein sources listed here, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul™ brand dog and cat foods contain three additional protein sources to give your pet the best possible protein available.
 
     

Why is Low Ash Important?

Ash is the non-combustible, or non-burning, portion of pet food. High ash levels in pet foods are not only a reflection of how much bone is in the product but also the quality of the pet food. Since the greater part of ash is not absorbed it lowers the digestibility of the food—which means more waste—and adversely affects palatability.

Calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals make up a large part of ash which means high ash pet foods usually contain higher levels of calcium and phosphorus. While calcium and phosphorus are important for the health and maintenance of the skeletal system, they also have very important roles throughout the body including: blood coagulation, energy metabolism, transmission of nerve impulses, and cell membrane integrity to name a few.

Most pet foods contain two-to-three times the levels of calcium and phosphorus required by dogs and cats, so calcium and phosphorus deficiencies are not seen in pets fed commercial pet food. But, medical problems due to excess calcium and phosphorus do occur.

Phosphorus is a large factor in kidney disease.

When kidney function begins to decrease—due to trauma, toxins, old age, disease, or other factors—excess phosphorus promotes further kidney damage. More than 70% of kidney function has to be lost before a dog or cat begins to show signs of kidney disease, so high phosphorus diets may be harming a healthy kidney—and you would not know.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

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