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 129 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. pea
  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 pea, 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 inexpensive low-quality ingredients that can come from practically any animal. These type of ingredients are often used to produce very inexpensive dog foods.

In general, we prefer ingredients which specify the animal source used to derive the ingredient. For example, ingredients such as duck fat are much better than animal fat or poultry fat.

In our analysis, we've looked through all 129 AvoDerm ingredients. According to our data, AvoDerm does not contain any anonymous animal-based ingredients.

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
2 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)
4 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 Advanced Healthy Weight Turkey Meal Formula For Dogs

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AvoDerm Original Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Recipe For Dogs

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AvoDerm Large Breed Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Recipe For Large Breed Dogs

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AvoDerm Small Breed Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Recipe For Small Breed Dogs

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AvoDerm Original Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Recipe For Dogs

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AvoDerm Revolving Menu Turkey Recipe For Adult Dogs

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AvoDerm Advanced Sensitive Support Grain Free Turkey Formula For Small Breed Dogs

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AvoDerm Advanced Sensitive Support Wholesome Grains Salmon & Oatmeal Formula For Dogs

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AvoDerm Triple Protein Chicken, Lamb & Turkey Meals Recipe For Dogs

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AvoDerm Grain Free Dog Food Beef & Vegetables Recipe

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AvoDerm Grain Free Dog Food Chicken & 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 Recipe

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AvoDerm Advanced Sensitive Support Grain Free Duck Formula For Adult Dogs

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AvoDerm Advanced Sensitive Support Grain Free Lamb & Sweet Potato Formula For Adult Dogs

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AvoDerm Advanced Sensitive Support Grain Free Lamb Formula For Small Breed Dogs

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AvoDerm Advanced Sensitive Support Grain Free Beef Formula For Small Breed Dogs

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AvoDerm Advanced Sensitive Support Grain Free Trout & Pea Formula For Adult Dogs

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AvoDerm Senior Dog Food Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Recipe

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AvoDerm Advanced Senior Health Lamb & Chicken Meal Formula

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AvoDerm Weight Support Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Recipe For Dogs

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AvoDerm Grain Free Canned Beef & Potato Stew Recipe

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AvoDerm Grain Free Canned Chicken & Vegetable Stew Recipe

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AvoDerm Grain Free Canned Salmon & Potato Stew Recipe

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AvoDerm Grain Free Canned Turkey & Vegetable Stew Recipe

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AvoDerm Canned Dog Food Vegetarian Recipe

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AvoDerm Canned Dog Food Chicken & Rice Recipe

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AvoDerm Canned Dog Food Lamb & Rice Recipe

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AvoDerm Canned Dog Food Original Recipe

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AvoDerm Puppy Canned Food Chicken & Rice Recipe

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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 Support Chicken & Rice Recipe For Dogs

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