AvoDerm All Life Stages Dog Food Review
Red Meat Meal & Potato Formula
Review of AvoDerm All Life Stages Dog Food
Red Meat Meal & Potato Formula
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 All Life Stages Dog Food Red Meat Meal & Potato Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
We'll begin this review of AvoDerm All Life Stages Dog Food Red Meat Meal & Potato Formula with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is beef meal. Beef meal is produced by cooking beef using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of beef and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The second ingredient is pea. Peas are starchy members of the legume family. Other than carbohydrates, peas are notably high in plant based protein and various vitamins and minerals.
The third ingredient is potato. Potatoes provide a notable amount of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In addition, potatoes are gluten free and therefore commonly found in grain free and gluten free products.
The fourth 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.
The fifth ingredient is pea flour. Pea flour is made from roasted peas which have been processed into a powder. It's naturally rich in protein and dietary fiber.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in AvoDerm All Life Stages Dog Food Red Meat Meal & Potato Formula 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 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.
The 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.
Then 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, we have 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.
Moving on with this review, we have natural flavor, which is used to enhance the flavor of the food.
The next ingredient in this review is salmon oil. Salmon oil is an outstanding source of omega-3 fatty acids, an important part of a dog diet.
Our next ingredient is potassium chloride. Potassium chloride is a potassium supplement.
The remaining ingredients in this AvoDerm All Life Stages 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 All Life Stages Dog Food Red Meat Meal & Potato Formula is 3.0 out of 5.