Intended for broad use across a number of puppy breeds, Avoderm Natural Puppy Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food is, according to its manufacturer, a healthy, nutritious pet food designed for the long term health of your puppy. AvoDerm describes a near holistic approach to pet food preparation and nutrition, claiming that no corn, no wheat, and no artificial colors are used in this product. That might be a boon for pet owners that seek a healthy alternative to more popular store brought brands.
- Protein 26.0%
- Fat: 16.0%
- Fiber 4.00% max
- Moisture: 10.0% max
Kcal Information – Calories Per Cup
Growing puppies require carefully measured food intake based on careful analysis. Avoderm Natural Puppy Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food contains 372 Kcals per cup, or 3,560 Kcals per kilogram, providing an easy way to determine how much food your puppy should eat.
Avoderm Natural Puppy Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food costs approximately $13 for a 4.4 lb bag, though prices vary according to region.
|March 29, 2013|
|Avoderm Natural Puppy Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food|
- Chicken meal – is a concentrated protein ingredient formed from chicken. This poultry-derived product can be expected to contain the same protein content as a serving of raw chicken three times the chicken meal’s size.
- Ground whole brown rice – is grain ingredient of higher than normal quality. This kind of grain’s digestible nature may make it ideal for growing pups.
- Ground whole white rice – is another high quality grain. However, this ingredient rounds out the top three ingredients with two nearly identical grains. This implies that the grain content of Avoderm Natural Puppy Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food may far outweigh its protein content.
- Chicken fat – contains essential fats found in chicken meat. The quality of the chicken fat cannot be determined from the ingredients list here.
- Oat bran – is loaded with fiber that facilitates a healthy digestive tract for your puppy.
Other Ingredients List
- Rice Bran
- Flax Seed (Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acid)
- Tomato Pomace (Source of Lycopene)
- Alfalfa Meal
- Natural Flavor
- Herring Meal
- 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
AvoDerm claims that Avoderm brand Natural Puppy Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food meets AAFCO nutritional requirements for growing dogs.
Avoderm Natural Puppy Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food, manufactured in Irvine, CA, is specifically formulated for puppies. As such, its ingredients list appears to be focused on maintaining digestibility. This product contains the typical protein/grain issue found in AvoDerm dry food products: There appears to be more grain content than protein. However, this is common in dry dog foods. In addition, AvoDerm’s typical nutritional supplementation in these foods is apparent, and those supplements make this food look quite attractive. More vitamin supplements than normal are included, including a host of B Vitamins, D3, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E. Added minerals include chelates and calcium. Let’s not forget the signature AvoDerm ingredient, avocado. This vegetable is said to help produce gorgeous, shiny fur coats in dogs and cats, a benchmark indicator for continued health.
Choosing the right diet for your puppy may determine its long term health. The AvoDerm brand claims it provides long term health solutions for pet owners, one brand that provides perfect food to feed dogs at every stage of life. The ingredients included in Avoderm Natural Puppy Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food certainly seem to support that claim.