AvoDerm Wild By Nature Review
Salmon Entree In Salmon Consomme
Review of AvoDerm Wild By Nature
Salmon Entree In Salmon 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 Salmon Entree In Salmon Consomme is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
We'll begin this review of AvoDerm Wild By Nature Salmon Entree In Salmon Consomme with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is salmon. Although salmon is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw salmon contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of salmon 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 salmon broth. Salmon broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, salmon broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.
The third ingredient is 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 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 Salmon Entree In Salmon 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 avocado oil, which is a very good fat source. It's extracted from the fleshy pulp surrounding the avocado pit.
The next ingredient is taurine, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.
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.
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 Salmon Entree In Salmon Consomme is 2.5 out of 5.