Hello all. I was reading through the post and replies in the "dog chow debate" and noticed in quite a few replies that "meat and bone meal" were mentioned. I recently had a discussion with a friend of mine in comparing dog foods and the question of "chicken meal versus chicken" came up. I feed my dogs Precise, which is a great quality dog food. The first ingredient is chicken meal. She fed pro plan, which had chicken listed. After much searching we found that chicken meal is all the good stuff of the chicken used (muscle, organs, etc) and measured for protein content AFTER the weight of the liquids had been removed, where as just chicken meant the amount of protein was measured before the liquid was removed, and doesn't specify what parts of the chicken are not used. Either way, my friend switched her dog to precise endurance and not only did he gain the weight he needed to, but his coat has done a 180 and is really looking great. I would really like to hear others' opinions on this discussion. While I know we got our answer, I just feel like there's more to learn, especially when something lists "meat and bone meal". I would like to know what that means, exactly. Any thoughts?