Rating: 3 star  | Price: $$$  |  Website

Review:

AvoDerm Breeders Choice

AvoDerm Breeders Choice

This food is centered (and named) around the fact that they use avocados in their food. This is pretty unique, as I’ve never seen it before. I won’t deny that it’s a good ingredient, and although it may be a little gimmicky (they could easily use other ingredients that are more commonly found in foods to get the same nutrients), it’s a solid inclusion.

This food would actually be a top-tier food if it weren’t for their poor selection of grains. You have chicken meal as the first ingredient, and herring meal later on. There are no by-products or other disgusting animal parts found in this food. So as far as their protein selections go, they’re doing pretty well.

Again though, using corn and wheat as the biggest source of grains is really disappointing. They do utilize whole grain rice, but it’s too far down from where it should be. Corn and wheat are cheaper, but they also aren’t nearly as good for the cat.

The avocado provides a good source of vitamins and fatty acids, and also provide benefit for skin and coat. It’s a good inclusion in this food. If you’re in a typical big pet store that has this, Iams and Nutro, I’d give this a shot. If you are in a specialty pet store with better stuff, I probably wouldn’t.


What’s good about this food….

Two meat meal products, whole brown rice, avocado oil/meals are good ingredient.

….and what’s not so good.

Corn is 2nd and 3rd, wheat is used as filler, brewers yeast used.

Ingredients:

Chicken Meal, Ground Whole Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Ascorbic Acid), Ground Whole Brown Rice, Ground Whole Wheat, Herring Meal, Natural Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Dried Chicken Liver, Dried Brewers Yeast, Dried Chicory Root, Avocado Oil, Avocado Meal, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine Supplement, Lecithin, Dried Yucca Schidigera, DL-Methionine, Dried Kelp, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Source of Vitamin B2), Niacin, Choline Chloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Biotin, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Zinc Polysaccharide Complex, Manganese Polysaccharide Complex, Iron Polysaccharide Complex, Copper Polysaccharide Complex, Cobalt Polysaccharide Complex, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite.