AvoDerm Senior Dog Food Review
Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula
Review of AvoDerm Senior Dog Food
Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula
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 Senior Dog Food Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula 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 Senior Dog Food Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula 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 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.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in AvoDerm Senior Dog Food Chicken Meal & Brown Rice 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 chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), which provides a healthy dose of omega-6 fatty acids.
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 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 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 Senior 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 Senior Dog Food Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula is 3.0 out of 5.