AvoDerm Wild By Nature Review
Tuna With Prawns
Review of AvoDerm Wild By Nature
Tuna With Prawns
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 Tuna With Prawns 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 Tuna With Prawns with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is tuna. Although tuna is an excellent protein source, raw tuna contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of tuna 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 tuna broth. Tuna broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, tuna broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.
The third ingredient is prawn. Although prawns are an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw prawns contain more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of the prawns 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 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 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.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in AvoDerm Wild By Nature Tuna With Prawns 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 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.
Then we have choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).
Moving on, we have potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.
Moving on with this review, we have vitamin A supplement. Vitamin A is an essential vitamin required by cats.
The next ingredient in this review is vitamin D3 supplement. Vitamin D3 is another essential vitamin.
Our next ingredient is vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E is another essential vitamin.
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 Tuna With Prawns is 2.5 out of 5.