AvoDerm Growth & Maintenance Cat Food Review
Salmon & Chicken Entree In Gravy
Review of AvoDerm Growth & Maintenance Cat Food
Salmon & Chicken Entree In Gravy
This product is manufactured by Breeder's Choice Pet Foods.
According to our data, this AvoDerm recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
AvoDerm Growth & Maintenance Cat Food Salmon & Chicken Entree In Gravy is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
We'll begin this review of AvoDerm Growth & Maintenance Cat Food Salmon & Chicken Entree In Gravy with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is fish broth. Fish broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, fish broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.
The second ingredient is salmon. Although salmon is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw salmon contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of salmon is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.
The third ingredient is chicken, which is an excellent source of protein and fat.
The fourth ingredient is sardine. Sardines are an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source. As with other raw meats, sardines contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of sardines is dramatically reduced after cooking.
The fifth ingredient is pea protein. 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.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in AvoDerm Growth & Maintenance Cat Food Salmon & Chicken Entree In Gravy 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 tapioca starch. Tapioca starch is a gluten-free starch extracted from cassava roots. Starch is a necessary component in producing kibble and tapioca is an excellent choice in this regard.
The next ingredient is tricalcium phosphate. Tricalcium phosphate is typically used for its mineral contents. However, it can also be used to evenly disperse fat in wet food products.
Then we have avocado oil, which is a very good fat source. It's extracted from the fleshy pulp surrounding the avocado pit.
Moving on, we have sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is an omega-6 fatty acid source. Unlike other oils (flax, canola, etc), sunflower oil does not provide omega-3 fatty acids; However, the balancing omega-3 fatty acids are most likely supplied by another oil or fat source.
Moving on with this review, we have taurine, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.
The next ingredient in this review is guar gum. Guar gum (or guaran) is obtained from guar beans which have been dehusked, milled and screened. It's commonly used in wet food products as a thickening agent and provides a notable amount of dietary fiber.
Our next ingredient is potassium chloride. Potassium chloride is a potassium supplement.
choline chloride is the next ingredient in this recipe. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).
Next on the list is vitamin A supplement. Vitamin A is an essential vitamin required by cats.
The next ingredient in this recipe is vitamin D3 supplement. Vitamin D3 is another essential vitamin.
Next we have vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E is another essential vitamin.
The remaining ingredients in this AvoDerm Growth & Maintenance Cat Food recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.
Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives most of its protein from animal based sources. This is an excellent property because meat based protein contains all of the necessary amino acids required by cats. In our option, this is one of the most important properties to judge when reviewing pet food, therefore we believe this is an exceptional product in this regard.
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 Growth & Maintenance Cat Food Salmon & Chicken Entree In Gravy is 2.5 out of 5.