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AvoDerm seems to be a better dog food than it is a cat food. The “Avo” comes from “Avocado”, which is their trademark ingredient, and it’s a good ingredient as well.
There’s a variety of flavors in the range so I’ll focus on the Chicken Meal & Brown Rice formula for this review. The other flavors seem pretty much the same but with different meat sources.
Chicken meal is the first ingredient, and herring meal is found a lot further down the list. It’s good to see a meat meal as the prime ingredient but it would be nice to see a few more in the top five. The food contains no by-products, corn, wheat, soy, or animal digest, so that’s a definite plus.
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 is included for a further good fat source, which is great to see.
Overall, it’s a pretty good food. The ingredients are good but it’s very grain heavy. It’s a low 4 star.
Where to buy?
We recommend Only Natural Pet Store as an ethical retailer selling high quality pet foods:
What’s good about this food….
Chicken meal is first ingredient, grains are pretty solid, avocados are a great ingredient, flax-seed, herring meal is another meat source.
….and what’s not so good.
Too many grains and rice bran isn’t a great ingredient.
Chicken Meal, Ground Whole Brown Rice, Ground Whole White Rice, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Rice Bran, Avocado, Natural Flavor, Tomato Pomace (Source of Lycopene), Flax Seed (Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acid), Alfalfa Meal, Herring Meal, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Kelp Meal, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, a-Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Avocado Oil, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, Sage Extract, Pineapple Stem (Source of Bromelain), Papain, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product.