AvoDerm Dog Food Ingredients

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AvoDerm manufactures roughly 35 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

In this article, we'll explore AvoDerm ingredients and answer many of the most common questions.

As of right now, our records indicate that AvoDerm uses roughly 125 different ingredients.

First 5 Ingredients

Dog food ingredients in the United States are listed in descending order of pre-cooked weight. The first 5 ingredients typically constitute a significant portion of the recipe.

For AvoDerm, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. chicken meal
  2. ground brown rice
  3. ground white rice
  4. pea
  5. pea flour

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in AvoDerm is chicken meal. The most common 2nd ingredient is ground brown rice, followed by ground white rice, pea, and pea flour.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

AvoDerm does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 35 AvoDerm dog foods contain artificial food dyes.

Artificial food coloring dyes are unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients. In general, we not not recommend feeding any pet foods that contain artificial dyes.

In 2010, the CSPI raised serious concerns regarding the safety of many artificial dyes. Most of the studies referenced by the CSPI involved prolonged or excessive consumption. Since most dogs consume the same foods throughout their lives, concerns raised by the CSPI are alarming to say the least.

To read more about Artificial Food Dyes, click here.

Animal By-Products

According to our records, AvoDerm does not contain any animal by-products.

Animal by-products are basically the leftover parts of the the carcass after its been processed for meat. AAFCO defines by-products as the non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals.

Although by-products are still fairly nutritious ingredients, consumers have equated them with slaughterhouse waste. Therefore, most premium brands, including AvoDerm have decided to remove by-products and instead use named organ meats (beef liver, chicken gizzards).

For further reading on the controversy over animal by-products, click here.

Anonymous Meat Ingredients

Anonymous meats are animal-based ingredients which do not provide the source animal's name. These ingredients are controversial because they can come from almost any animal.

In addition, anonymous animal-based ingredients are very inexpensive and often the lowest quality meats that are still allowed to be used in pet food.

In general, we do not recommend feeding any products which contain anonymous meats. When in doubt, always contact the brand's customer service desk for further clarification.

Unfortunately, we've identified 1 anonymous meat ingredient used by AvoDerm.

ocean fish
3 Recipes

Ocean fish can refer to multiple species of fish, since the particular type of fish is not specified, it's difficult to discuss this ingredient. The nutritional contribution of ocean fish depends on the species included; however, fish generally provides high quality protein and fat.

The following recipes contain ocean fish:

Controversial Ingredients

In most cases, ingredients which are given the controversial classification can be substituted with higher-quality alternatives. You should evaluate each controversial ingredient independently to see if there is truly a valid cause for concern.

Keep in mind, certain sacrifices often must be made to produce dog foods at a reasonable price. In general, the more expensive the product, the fewer controversial ingredients you'll find.

In our analysis, we've identified 6 controversial ingredients inside AvoDerm products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

dried tomato pomace
19 Recipes

Dried tomato pomace is a by-product of tomato manufacturing. It's considered a controversial ingredient because many people believe it is an inexpensive low quality filler. However, tomato pomace provides a notable amount of dietary fiber, B vitamins, Lycopene, and vitamin A. Although it is a very inexpensive ingredient, it is not nutritionally empty.

The following recipes contain dried tomato pomace:

avocado meal
6 Recipes

Avocado meal is a controversial ingredient in dog food, mainly because of potential toxicity concerns. We believe these concerns are largely due to misinformation.</p><p>Avocados are nutritionally dense with a notable amount of vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and healthy fats. In addition, avocados are believed to be beneficial to the skin and coat of dogs.

The following recipes contain avocado meal:

white rice
1 Recipes

White rice is produced by removing the husk, germ, and bran of rice grains. Unlike brown rice which contains the bran and germ, white rice is nutritionally empty.

The following recipes contain white rice:

pea protein
3 Recipes

Pea protein is produced by removing the starchy parts of peas. Pea protein is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. This boost is undesirable because plant based protein is typically lower in biological value when compared to meat based proteins.

The following recipes contain pea protein:

canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
3 Recipes

Canola oil is a plant-derived oil from the seeds of canola plants. Although fat is an essential component of any diet, canola oil is controversial in pet food. Proponents claim that canola oil provides a better fat profile in comparison to other plant based oils. However, opponents claim that canola oil is typically produced with genetically modified rapeseed and that rapeseed oil has multiple adverse health affects.

The following recipes contain canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols):

canola oil
2 Recipes

Canola oil is a plant-derived oil from the seeds of canola plants. Although fat is an essential component of any diet, canola oil is controversial in pet food. Proponents claim that canola oil provides a better fat profile in comparison to other plant based oils. However, opponents claim that canola oil is typically produced with genetically modified rapeseed and that rapeseed oil has multiple adverse health affects.

The following recipes contain canola oil:

Potentially Harmful Ingredients

Harmful ingredients are those which have been linked to adverse health effects. In general, we do not recommend feeding any product which contains any harmful ingredients.

During our review, none of the AvoDerm ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium dog food brand.

AvoDerm Dog Food Ingredient Lists

AvoDerm Adult Dog Food Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula

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AvoDerm Adult Dog Food Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula For Large Breed Dogs

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AvoDerm Adult Dog Food Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula For Small Breed Dogs

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AvoDerm Adult Dog Food Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Formula

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AvoDerm Revolving Menu Turkey Recipe For Small Breed Dogs

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AvoDerm All Life Stages Dog Food Triple Protein Meal Formula

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AvoDerm Grain Free Dog Food Beef & Vegetables Recipe

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AvoDerm Grain Free Dog Food Salmon & Vegetables Recipe

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AvoDerm Advanced Joint Health Chicken Meal Formula For Adult Dogs

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AvoDerm Puppy Food Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula

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AvoDerm Revolving Menu Duck Recipe For Adult Dogs

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AvoDerm Revolving Menu Lamb & Sweet Potato Recipe For Adult Dogs

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AvoDerm Revolving Menu Lamb Recipe For Small Breed Dogs

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AvoDerm Revolving Menu Trout & Pea Recipe For Adult Dogs

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AvoDerm Senior Dog Food Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula

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AvoDerm Advanced Senior Health Lamb & Chicken Meal Formula

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AvoDerm Senior Health+ Lamb Meal Formula For Small Breed Dogs

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AvoDerm Weight Control Dog Food Brown Rice & Chicken Meal Formula

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AvoDerm Grain Free Stew Beef & Potato Stew Recipe

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AvoDerm Grain Free Stew Chicken & Vegetable Stew Recipe

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AvoDerm Grain Free Stew Salmon & Potato Stew Recipe

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AvoDerm Grain Free Stew Turkey & Vegetable Stew Formula

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AvoDerm Adult Dog Food Vegetarian Formula

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AvoDerm All Life Stages Dog Food Chicken & Rice Formula

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AvoDerm All Life Stages Dog Food Lamb & Rice Formula

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AvoDerm All Life Stages Dog Food Original Formula

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AvoDerm Puppy Food Chicken & Rice Formula

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AvoDerm Revolving Menu Beef Recipe For Adult Dogs

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AvoDerm Revolving Menu Lamb Recipe For Adult Dogs

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AvoDerm Revolving Menu Turkey Recipe For Adult Dogs

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AvoDerm Weight Control Dog Food Chicken & Rice Formula

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