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.


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.


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.


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.