AvoDerm Puppy Dog Food Review

Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula - Large Breed

AvoDerm Puppy Dog Food Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula - Large Breed

PawDiet Rating

3.50

Review of AvoDerm Puppy Dog Food
Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula - Large Breed

This product is manufactured by Breeder's Choice Pet Foods.

According to our data, this AvoDerm recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for growing puppies. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

AvoDerm Puppy Dog Food Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula - Large Breed is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growing puppies.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of AvoDerm Puppy Dog Food Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula - Large Breed 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 whole brown rice. Ground whole brown rice is naturally rich in fiber and various minerals including manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. Relative to other grains, ground whole brown rice is easy to digest.

The third ingredient is ground whole white rice. Ground whole 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 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 salmon meal. Salmon meal is produced by cooking salmon using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of salmon and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in AvoDerm Puppy Dog Food Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula - Large Breed 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 chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Chicken fat is typically collected while cooking chicken using a process called rendering. Chicken fat is a relatively high quality source of essential fatty acids. In particular, chicken fat is high in linoleic acid, an important omega-6 fatty acid.

The next ingredient is 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.

Then we have 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.

Moving on, we have tomato pomace. 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 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.

The remaining ingredients in this AvoDerm Puppy Dog 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 dogs. 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.

Final Thoughts

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 Puppy Dog Food Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula - Large Breed is 3.5 out of 5.