Overall, AvoDerm Chicken & Herring Meal Formula is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.
AvoDerm Chicken & Herring Meal Formula includes the following:
Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.In this case, AvoDerm Chicken & Herring Meal Formula's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source.
Additionally, AvoDerm Chicken & Herring Meal Formula also contains as top ingredients ground brown rice and ground white rice. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.
Allergen alert: This product contains herring meal and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 3054 cat foods in our database, AvoDerm Chicken & Herring Meal Formula has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, AvoDerm Chicken & Herring Meal Formula has approximately 382 calories per 100g (108 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other dry cat foods in the CatFoodDB.
All the product information on this page is based on data collected from
the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on
February 24, 2019.
The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.
Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:
Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Tomato Pomace, Herring Meal (Source of Omega 3), Avocado, Natural Flavor, Salt, Dried Egg Product, Dried Chicory Root, Inulin, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, a -Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), Niacin, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K), Vitamin A Acetate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Iodate), Avocado Oil, Taurine, Parsley Flakes, Kelp Meal, DL-Methionine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Inositol
Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.
Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.