Designed specifically for weight control, AvoDerm Natural Lite Brown Rice Oatmeal and Chicken Meal Formula Adult Dry Dog Food features a lower fat, yet nutritional dry food mix that provides great eating for your pup while facilitating healthy weight loss. The “Avo” in AvoDerm stands for avocado. While an uncommon ingredient, the 20+ year old AvoDerm brand has built a strong customer base, claiming that the vegetable helps create a shinier, more luxurious coat.
Nutritional Content Analysis
- Protein 20.0%
- Fat: 8.0%
- Fiber 9.75% max
- Moisture: 10.0% max
Kcal Information – Calories Per Cup
Kcal helps pet owners pinpoint how much food should be served to a pet in order to maintain optimal health. AvoDerm Natural Lite Brown Rice Oatmeal and Chicken Meal Formula Adult Dry Dog Food contains 298 Kcals per cup of product, or 3,070 Kcals per kilogram.
AvoDerm Natural Lite Brown Rice Oatmeal and Chicken Meal Formula Adult Dry Dog Food costs approximately $11 for a 4.4 lb bag, though prices vary according to region.
|March 29, 2013|
|AvoDerm Natural Lite Brown Rice Oatmeal and Chicken Meal Formula Adult Dry Dog Food|
- Ground whole brown rice – is a high quality grain, allegedly easy for your canine to digest.
- Ground whole white rice – may cause concern to some. While it is additionally a high quality grain, the high overall grain content in this kind of dog food may be an item of note when selecting a dog food. However, this product is advertised as containing lower fat, which is often indicitave of lower protein content.
- Chicken meal – is a protein rich chicken product suited for dry dog food use. Its placement on the ingredients list, when compared to other AvoDerm dry dog food products, suggests that the key difference between this product and others is the lowered use of chicken meal in its preparation.
- Rice bran – is a rice by-product thought of by some as a mere filler ingredient.
- Oatmeal – is a high quality grain with high Vitamin B content and great fiber qualities.
Other Ingredients List
- Tomato Pomace (Source of Lycopene)
- Natural Flavor
- Alfalfa Meal
- Pea Protein
- Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols)
- Flax Seed (Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acid)
- 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
- Rosemary Extract
- Sage Extract
- Pineapple Stem (Source of Bromelain)
- Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product
- Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product
According to AvoDerm, AvoDerm Natural Lite Brown Rice Oatmeal and Chicken Meal Formula Adult Dry Dog Food meets maintenance requirements for dog health according to AAFCO standards.
AvoDerm Natural Lite Brown Rice Oatmeal and Chicken Meal Formula Adult Dry Dog Food, manufactured in Irvine, CA, is a dry dog food designed to facilitate weight loss. According to the company, that is accomplished by lowering fat content. With that, however, comes consequences that some pet owners may believe are not ideal. In order to remove fat, protein content was removed as well. This means that AvoDerm Natural Lite Brown Rice Oatmeal and Chicken Meal Formula Adult Dry Dog Food is abnormally grain-heavy when compared to AvoDerm’s other dry dog food products. Peas and chicken fat are added to supplement the protein content. Both are believed to be high quality sources of protein for canines.
On the plus side, this product contains the supplements that make AvoDerm an above average choice as a pet food, including a host of Vitamin additions and minerals as well. Avocado is a marginally controversial ingredient in some circles, though that criticism has been centered on the region in which the vegetable is grown. All in all, this product may be an above average diet dry dog food, and potentially good feeding material for your canine, though the pet owner may consider switching foods once weight loss goals are reached.