Meal is better. It’s is actually real meat. It’s a slow cooked process of dehydration. It means the amount of meat source will be higher. When manufacturers put in meat before processing it has a lot of moisture that weighs more, but when processed it depletes, and the actual meat source content is less. With meat meal its already dehydrated, so the weight doesn’t change.
Dog food contains not meat !! Only meat meal ! Is not approved by AAFCO for notional value ! I will never buy this again ! It’s going in the trash !! What a waste of money !