The AvoDerm brand strives to meet the unique needs of large breed puppies with AvoDerm Natural Large Breed Puppy Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food. This well-balanced food, according to its manufacturer, is free of many of the ingredients thought to cause harsh allergic problems in canines, namely corn, wheat and some artificial colors. In addition, AvoDerm’s unique supplement, avocado, may provide a shinier, healthier coat for pets.
Nutritional Content Analysis
- Protein 28.0%
- Fat: 10.0%
- Fiber 4.00% max
- Moisture: 10.0% max
Kcal Information – Calories Per Cup
Pet owners may use Kcal measurements to figure out how much AvoDerm Natural Large Breed Puppy Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food your dog should eat. This product contains 362 Kcals per cup, or 3,443 Kcals per kilogram.
AvoDerm Natural Large Breed Puppy Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food costs approximately $12 for a 4.4 lb bag, though prices vary according to region.
|March 29, 2013|
|AvoDerm Natural Large Breed Puppy Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food|
- Chicken meal – a highly concentrated form of chicken, contains a high amount of healthy proteins essential for maintaining the health of your large breed puppy.
- Ground whole brown rice – is a grain, though one of higher quality than is seen on average in dog foods, and should be optimal for feeding your dog.
- Ground whole white rice – rounds out this product’s top three with two nearly identical grains, implying there is likely more rice than chicken meal—more grain than protein—ingredients in this dog food.
- Oatmeal – is another high quality grain containing, fiber, vitamins, and other components that may supplement canine cardiovascular health. It is, however, another grain ingredient.
- Salmon meal – is a protein supplement. Some analysts are concerned that this ingredient may contain the preservative ethoxyquin, thought to be dangerous to dogs.
Other Ingredients List
- Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols)
- Rice Bran
- Tomato Pomace (Source of Lycopene)
- Alfalfa Meal
- Chicken Cartilage (Natural Source of Chondroitin Sulfate & Glucosamine)
- Flax Seed (Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acid)
- Natural Flavor
- Egg Product
- Oat Bran
- Beet Pulp
- Potassium Chloride
- 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)
- Kelp Meal
- Avocado Oil
- Rosemary Extract
- Sage Extract
- Pineapple Stem (Source of Bromelain)
- Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product
- Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product
According to AvoDerm, this dog food contains nutrient components that meed the needs for puppy growth.
AvoDerm Natural Large Breed Puppy Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food, manufactured in Irvine, CA, appears to be a relatively well balanced food for growing large breed puppies. Most problematic about the ingredients list is its ubiquitous grain use. However, this kind of dog food commonly contains a high amount of grain content. As mentioned above, however, AvoDerm claims the food is free of wheat and corn.
The nutritional supplements found in AvoDerm Natural Large Breed Puppy Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food make this product attractive to any pet owner concerned about long term nutrition. The supplemented vitamins list is long, including a host of key B vitamins, as well as C and E. Vitamin C is viewed by some as a benchmark of total health.
The inclusion of avocado is a trademark of the AvoDerm brand. There have been claims that some avocados may be denigrating to pet health, though those claims appear to be isolated. It is likely that if this ingredient were detrimental to dog health, the AvoDerm brand would have suffered; instead, the brand is over twenty years old.
Owners of large breed puppies need a food that will supplement the often speedy growth of his or her beloved pet. AvoDerm Natural Large Breed Puppy Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food, according to review, presents itself as an above average diet food for meeting that goal.