AvoDerm Wild By Nature Review

Chopped Sardines In Consomme

AvoDerm Wild By Nature Chopped Sardines In Consomme

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Review of AvoDerm Wild By Nature
Chopped Sardines In Consomme

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 Wild By Nature Chopped Sardines In Consomme is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of AvoDerm Wild By Nature Chopped Sardines In Consomme with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is sardine. Although sardines are an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw sardines contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of sardines 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 second ingredient is sardine broth. Sardine broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, sardine broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.

The third ingredient is potato starch. Potato starch is a gluten-free ingredient extracted from potatoes. Unlike whole potatoes, the starch itself does not provide a notable amount of nutrition.

The fourth ingredient is 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.

The fifth ingredient 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.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in AvoDerm Wild By Nature Chopped Sardines In Consomme 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 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.

The next ingredient is avocado oil, which is a very good fat source. It's extracted from the fleshy pulp surrounding the avocado pit.

Then we have vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin required by cats.

The remaining ingredients in this AvoDerm Wild By Nature 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 cats. 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 Wild By Nature Chopped Sardines In Consomme is 2.5 out of 5.