AvoDerm Natural Brown Rice, Oatmeal and Chicken Meal Formula Lite Dog Food

November 11, 2008  
Filed under Avoderm, Dog Food Reviews

AvoDerm Natural Brown Rice, Oatmeal and Chicken Meal Formula Lite Dog Food

AvoDerm is manufactured and produced by Breeders Choice Pet Foods. AvoDerm Natural Brown Rice, Oatmeal and Chicken Meal Formula Lite Dog Food can be found in 4.4lb, 17.5lb and 30lb bags. AvoDerm claims that avocados provide your dogs skin and coat with quality nutrients. Others claim this ingredient to be toxic to dogs.

AvoDerm Natural Brown Rice, Oatmeal and Chicken Meal Formula Lite Dog Food Review

We are concerned with the lack of meat in this ingredient. Dogs
are natural carnivores and need a diet that is filled with meat.
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AvoDerm Natural Brown Rice, Oatmeal and Chicken Meal Formula Lite First Five Ingredients Analysis:

  1. Ground Whole Brown Rice
  2. Oatmeal
  3. Rice Bran
  4. Chicken Meal
  5. Chicken Fat

Ground Whole Brown Rice is the first ingredient in this formula. This is a major let down. We prefer to see the first ingredient be a named meat ingredient. The ingredient Ground Whole Brown rice is a decent quality grain, but we would prefer to at least see more meat than grains.

The second ingredient Oatmeal is also a decent quality ingredient.  If your dog is allergic to gluten oatmeal this ingredient should be avoided.

Rice Bran is the 3rd ingredient and is actually a by-product and a filler. We would prefer this ingredient not be used in dog food. Rice Bran offers little if any nutritional value to the dog food.

The fourth ingredient Chicken Meal is the first meat ingredient in this formula. We feel that the meat content is insufficient.
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AvoDerm Natural Brown Rice, Oatmeal and Chicken Meal Formula Lite Dog Food Full Ingredients List:

Ground Whole Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Rice Bran, Chicken Meal,  Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Ascorbic Acid),  Flax Seed, Avocado Meal, Dried Alfalfa Meal,  Avocado Oil, Herring  Meal, Lecithin, Natural Flavor, Rosemary Extract, Sage Extract,  Bromelain, Papain, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product,  Dried  Aspergillus  Oryzae  Fermentation  Product,  Monosodium  Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, DL-Alpha Tocopherol  Acetate  (Source  of  Vitamin  E),  Zinc  Oxide,  Sodium  Selenite,  Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement (Source of Vitamin B  Complex),  Copper  Sulfate,  Zinc  Methionine,  Iron  Proteinate,  Manganese  Proteinate,  Copper  Proteinate,  Cobalt  Proteinate,  Niacin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium  Pantothenate, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin  B6), Calcium Iodate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1),  Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement.
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AvoDerm Natural Brown Rice, Oatmeal and Chicken Meal Formula Lite Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 18.00%
Crude Fat (min) 8.00%
Crude Fat (max) 9.00%
Crude Fiber (max) 5.00%
Moisture (max) 10.00%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min) 1.90%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min) 0.12%
Caloric Content
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 3070 kcal/kg
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 298 kcal/cup

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
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Comments

7 Responses to “AvoDerm Natural Brown Rice, Oatmeal and Chicken Meal Formula Lite Dog Food”
  1. rannmiller says:

    Wow, there’s almost no meat in this food which seems a little ridiculous to feed to a carnivore. The use of the avocado which is a controversial ingredient makes this food seem even more sketchy. I wouldn’t recommend this food.

  2. Kalipo says:

    Rice bran is not a filler and contrary to what was indicated in this review it is exactly the opposite. Rice bran is an ingredient that is packed full of micro nutrients and is actually incredibly nutrient dense and has proven health benefits. Rice bran is considered to be on of the very unique superfoods however it was rarely used in the human food chain. It has traditionally been discarded because it has an oil in it that would turn rancid however scientist have found ways to stabilize this and preserve the valuable nutrients. In fact the bran is actually the most nutrient dense portion of the rice kernel. I am not disputing or recommending this food for your dog but rice bran has some very powerful benefits. Do some research on this ingredient it actually improves the nutritional profile of foods.

    Rice Bran Nutrition values AND BENEFITS

    Phytonutrients from rice bran have shown promising
    disease-preventing and health-related benefits in experimental
    research studies. The phytonutrients that have been studied include
    include inositol and related compounds, inositol hexaphosphate (IP6
    or phytate), rice oil, ferulic acid, gamma-oryzanol, plant sterols,
    tocotrienols and RICEO, a new rice-bran-derived product. These
    compounds may benefit conditions including cancer, hyperlipidemia,
    fatty liver, hypercalciuria, kidney stones, and heart disease

  3. Elaine says:

    My Yorkie had a problem with a kidney stone. I could not get him a dog food with a lot of protein. So this is a good choice for him. Dogs have different needs and this one would be really good for those who cannot have high protein food because of medical problems–

  4. Jess says:

    Kalipo, you are off some. Don’t get me wrong, because I happen to like this food, but rice bran is a filler but does have some nutrients. Check out the link below. It tells you exactly what rice bran is……

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bran

  5. Jess says:

    ranmiller, you are correct very little meat. I guess thats why the protein is so low. I would not feed this to my dogs, but it is better than a lot of stuff out there(Beneful,Cesar Millan,Eukanuba,Royal Canin,Iams,Ol’ Roy,Purnia,Atta Boy are a few that this is better than). Oatmeal, rice bran and brown rice are decent grains, if grains are what you what to feed your dogs.

  6. Lexi says:

    I have a jack russel which I rescued that has severe food allergies, along with out door allergies. She would eat her feet until they were bleeds really badly. I havenn’t found a food (grain or grain free) that has helped her AT ALL. We’ve tryed everything from blue buffalo to orijens. You could understand the stress. I try to feed her as natural as I can. Now that I have switched her to Avo-derm she doesn’t itch one bit! I don’t necessarily like the meat amount in the food, but trust me she makes up for it in scrapps! This has been one of the best things that has happened to my family and my little pootch!

  7. The nutrients contained in the main ingredients are highly beneficial for the production of energy. Active dogs require nutrient dense foods to maintain their joints and muscles, but a dogs digestive system is designed to synthesis carnivore type diets, therefore a lot stuff in this food is not going to be utilized. The food may be effective if you supplement the diet with fructooligosaccharide , this substance significantly improves the function of the digestive enzyme amylase, allowing a dogs body to utilize the nutrient dense grain products.

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