AvoDerm Natural Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Puppy and Adult Food

November 2, 2008  
Filed under Avoderm, Dog Food Reviews

AvoDerm Natural Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Puppy and Adult Food

AvoDerm is manufactured and produced by Breeders Choice Pet Foods. AvoDerm Natural Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Puppy and Adult 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 to be toxic to dogs. We believe that there are better ingredients to use if you are worried about your dogs coat and skin.
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First five ingredients of AvoDerm Natural Chicken Meal and Brown Rice  Puppy  and Adult Food:

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

The only source of quality meat and protein comes from the first ingredient, Chicken Meal. Most premium brands of dog food will have at least 2-3 named meat sources in the first five ingredients. We consider this formulas very light on meat content.

The second and third ingredients (Ground Whole Brown Rice,Ground Whole Rice) are both rice. If we were to combine the total weight of these two ingredients it would probably outweigh the first ingredient, Chicken Meal, thus making rice the first true ingredient.

Rice bran is a Filler and Grain Fragment. We feel that this food would benefit from the exclusion of this ingredient. Rice Bran doesn’t offer very much to a dog nutrition dietary needs.
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AvoDerm Natural Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Puppy Guaranteed Analysis:

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 26.00%
Crude Fat (min) 16.00%
Crude Fiber (max) 4.00%
Moisture (max) 10.00%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min) 3.45%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min) 0.19%
Caloric Content
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 3560 kcal/kg
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 372 kcal/cup

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
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2 Responses to “AvoDerm Natural Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Puppy and Adult Food”
  1. Mike says:

    We purchased the adult dog food version of Avoderm for our 4-year-old chocolate lab/border collie mix, Roxy. Our local Unleashed by Petco store manager recommended it, saying he’d never had anyone return it since he’d started in the business. Well he either lied or these people just threw out the food, because our dog HATES it! At first we thought it was because she was just getting used to it, but just over a week of feeding it to Roxy, she will skip meals (we feed twice per day) and when she does it, she hardly ever finishes it. Usually she’ll reluctantly eat several bites and walk away. She seems to have problems eating the rabbit-food-sized kibble, too. We will be returning this to Unleashed by Petco tomorrow and getting a replacement food ASAP. Our dog used to inhale her old food (Science Diet Oral Care) taking less than 5 minutes to eat it all. Not with Avoderm.

    Final call: Skip it!

  2. AllPawsPitboxer Rescue says:

    We just wanted to fill in my portion of how we feel about this kibble. We have several dogs on this kibble. We have tried Purina dog chow, purina one, pedigree, iiams, science diet, royal canin, blue buffalo. None seem to work with ALL our rescue dogs. We currently are only housing four dogs. One is a Pitbull puppy, one a senior she is least 7 she is a boxer, another boxer who is 5 years old and one eight month old shepherd mix. One purina dog chow the pitties hair was falling out and she had horrible breath, the senior boxer could not eat… the shepherd was lookin a bit thick and the 5 year old boxer would not eat but a lil bit, we think the smallest amount to survive. Since starting Avoderm… they all cant wait to eat.We dont have to put a food topper on it!!! we just toss it into the bowls and feed, with in 10 or 15 min the bowls are clean and they have burped and are now sleeping. they LOVE IT!

    thanks so much for such a great kibble. We love how much our rescues love eating it!

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