Savannah Super Cat
Potatoes are a starch and provide no nutritional benefits, the meal is basically put In because it is cheap. If you look at food labels there are min amounts available so ingredients will vary according to price of the raw product. When building rations they use a cost analysis so it meets the minimum requirement plus is cheapest to produce.Sadly the only thing that matches what I want in the cats diet is a raw freeze dried food like Stella and chewys lol and I didn't want to skip to raw just yet. how do potatoes impact a cats health? And why do cat food companies use chicken meal, fish meal, etc.
"Those who wander aren't always lost"
This is definition for meat meal from dog food advisor:
Well, surprisingly, a quality grade meat meal can actually be a more abundant source of protein than the whole meat from which it was made.
Meat meal is a dried end-product of the cooking process known as rendering. Rendering is a lot like making stew — except that this stew is intentionally over-cooked.
With rendering, you start with a meat stew, cook away the water and bake the residue. And you end up with a highly concentrated protein powder — or meat meal.