AvoDerm Small Bites Dog Food Review

Original Formula With Beef Meal

AvoDerm Small Bites Dog Food Original Formula With Beef Meal

PawDiet Rating

3.00

Review of AvoDerm Small Bites Dog Food
Original Formula With Beef Meal

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 Small Bites Dog Food Original Formula With Beef Meal is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of AvoDerm Small Bites Dog Food Original Formula With Beef Meal 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 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 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 fourth ingredient is ground white rice. Ground white rice is another name for white rice flour, which is a gluten free carbohydrate source.

The fifth 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.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in AvoDerm Small Bites Dog Food Original Formula With Beef Meal 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 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.

Then we have chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), which provides a healthy dose of omega-6 fatty acids.

Moving on, we have natural flavor. Natural flavor enhances the flavor of the product. The difference between natural and artificial flavoring is that natural flavoring starts from a plant or animal whereas artificial flavoring is entirely man-made.

Moving on with this review, we have salt. Salt is an important mineral for both humans and dogs. Depending on the quantity of salt used (which we cannot determine), salt may or may not be a nutritious addition in the recipe.

The next ingredient in this review is potassium chloride. Potassium chloride is a potassium supplement.

Our next ingredient is choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).

The remaining ingredients in this AvoDerm Small Bites 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.

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 Small Bites Dog Food Original Formula With Beef Meal is 3.0 out of 5.