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Review:AvoDerm seems to be a better dog food than it is a cat food. Chicken meal is the first ingredient, and herring meal is found further down the list, to ensure that the meat proteins are of good quality. This food contains no by-products, corn, wheat, soy, or animal digest★ Rendered, by chemical and/or enzymatic process, non-descriptive animal tissues used for flavor.. The grain of choice for this food is rice, which is the best you can do for digestion, but rice bran is not a good form of rice to be feeding, nutritionally speaking.
The avocado is a very interesting ingredient, and I believe it to be pretty unique to this food. It provides many vitamins, beneficial fatty acids, and provides for a good coat. This is a quality ingredient. Flaxseed★★★★★ Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber. is included for a further good fat source, which is great to see.
Overall, it’s a pretty good food. I’m impressed by this one.
What’s good about this food….
Chicken meal is first ingredient, grains are pretty solid, avocados are great ingredient, flax-seed, herring meal is another meat source.
….and what’s not so good.
Rice bran isn’t a good grain.
Chicken Meal, Ground Whole Brown Rice★★ Brown rice is cheap filler, does not have to be whole ground when used in dry foods! Usually found whole in cans. ★★ Brown rice flour★★ Brown rice is cheap filler, does not have to be whole ground when used in dry foods! Usually found whole in cans. ★★ Brown rice flour is cheap filler. ★★★★★ Whole grain in pure form is nutritive. is cheap filler. ★★★★★ Whole grain in pure form is nutritive., Ground Whole Rice, Oatmeal, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols★★★★ Natural Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. preservative. and Ascorbic Acid★★ Vitamin C — this form can be harsher on stomach, anti-oxidant/immune stimulant, food preservative.), Avocado Meal, Flax Seed★★★★★ Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber., Dried Alfalfa★★★ Source of chlorophyll, dietary fiber. Meal, Avocado Oil, Herring Meal, Lecithin★★★★★ A natural antioxidant, very beneficial., Natural Flavor, Rosemary Extract★★★★★ Natural preservative, concentrated., Sage★★★★ Natural preservative. Extract, Bromelain, Papain, Dried Bacillus Subtilis★★★ Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing. Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Monosodium Phosphate, Choline Chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., Ferrous Sulfate★★★ Standard source of iron, promotes oxygen-rich blood, immune support., DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate★ Synthetic source, non-nutritive. Used generally as a “natural” preservative. (Source of Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative.), Zinc Oxide★★★ Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., Sodium Selenite★★★ Standard source of selenium, powerful anti-oxidant protects the body from free radicals and heavy metals, supports immune response., Manganous Oxide★★★ Standard source, manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Riboflavin★★★ Standard source of Vitamin B2, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Supplement (Source of Vitamin B Complex), Copper Sulfate★★★ Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism., Zinc Methionine, Iron Proteinate★★★★★ Excellent, most expensive source of iron needed for red blood cell reproduction., Manganese Proteinate★★★★★ Best source of manganese, necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Copper Proteinate★★★★★ Best source of copper used, aids in bone formation, iron absorption, protein metabolism, bone formation, Cobalt Proteinate★★★★★ Excellent source of cobalt, improves use, needed for B12 synthesis., Niacin★★★ Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves., Vitamin B12 Supplement★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response., Vitamin A Supplement★★★ Standard source of A, vital to immune function, develops strong eyes and bones, lowers risk to cancer., Calcium Pantothenate★★★ Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity., Biotin★★★ Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat., Pyridoxine Hydrochloride★★★ Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production. (Source of Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate★★★ Source of iodine, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength., Thiamine Mononitrate★★★ Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude. (Source of Vitamin B1), Folic Acid★★★ Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis., Vitamin D3★★★ Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth. Supplement.