The Ingredient List on Cat Food
A pet food label must list its ingredient by rank. That is, the ingredients are listed in order of the weight of each ingredient included in the food. The first named ingredient is the most predominant ingredient; the second ingredient is the second most predominant, and so on. You need to know that this ranking is put together based on an ingredient’s weight prior to the food being processed. Therefore, an ingredient that includes a lot of water (e.g., chicken, which has a lot of water, in comparison to chicken meal, which does not) actually contributes a relatively smaller amount to the nutrient value of the cat food because of its high water content.