AvoDerm Adult Dog Food Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula For Small Breed Dogs Review
Review of AvoDerm Adult Dog Food
Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula For Small Breed Dogs
This product is manufactured by Breeder's Choice Pet Foods.
According to our data, this AvoDerm recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult dogs. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
AvoDerm Adult Dog Food Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula For Small Breed Dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult dogs.
We'll begin this review of AvoDerm Adult Dog Food Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula For Small Breed Dogs with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is chicken meal. Chicken meal is produced by cooking chicken using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of chicken and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The second ingredient is ground brown rice. Ground brown rice is naturally rich in fiber and various minerals including manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. Relative to other grains, ground brown rice is easy to digest.
The third ingredient is ground white rice. Ground white rice is another name for white rice flour, which is a gluten free carbohydrate source.
The fourth ingredient is oatmeal. Oatmeal is simply coarsely ground oats and therefore contains the entire oat grain. As with regular oats, oatmeal is rich in dietary fiber, B vitamins, and various minerals.
The fifth ingredient is chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Chicken fat provides a healthy dose of linolic acid, which is an important omega-6 fatty acid.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in AvoDerm Adult Dog Food Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula For Small Breed Dogs are not as important as the first five ingredients.
However, collectively they still have a significant impact on the overall quality of the product. Therefore, we'll continue discussing the remaining ingredients in this AvoDerm recipe.
Next we have dried plain beet pulp. Dried plain beet pulp is the by-product which remains once sugar has been extracted from sugar beets. The keyword "plain" in this ingredient emphasizes that the beet pulp has not been sweetened, which is often done for palatability.The primary contribution of dried plain beet pulp is dietary fiber.
We'd also like to note that beet pulp is fairly controversial in pet food. Proponents claim that beet pulp can promote intestinal health and regulate blood sugar. However, opponents claim that beet pulp is an inexpensive filler.
The next ingredient is rice bran. Rice grains can be divided into three components: bran, germ, and endosperm. The bran is the outer layer of the grain. The bran is an excellent fiber source, it also provide all three macronutrients (fat, protein, and carbohydrates) and various vitamins and minerals.
Then we have avocado. Avocados are a controversial ingredient in dog food, mainly because of potential toxicity concerns. We believe these concerns are largely due to misinformation.
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.
Moving on, we have dried tomato pomace. 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.
Moving on with this review, we have natural flavor. Unlike artificial flavoring, natural flavoring is produced using plants and/or animal parts.
The next ingredient in this review is alfalfa meal. Alfalfa meal is produced from the alfalfa flowering plant. it's rich in plant based protein, dietary fiber, and various vitamins and minerals.
Our next ingredient is flaxseed. Flaxseeds are an outstanding source of omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber. They also provide a notable amount of protein, B vitamins, and various minerals.
The remaining ingredients in this AvoDerm Adult Dog Food recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.
Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives a considerable amount of protein from non-meat ingredients. This is an undesirable property because plant based protein often lacks many of the necessary amino acids required by dogs. This property is typically found in lower quality products.
In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.
The official PawDiet rating for AvoDerm Adult Dog Food Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula For Small Breed Dogs is 3.0 out of 5.