AvoDerm Salmon & Brown Rice Formula Review

AvoDerm Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 367 cal/100g

Price: $$$$

Overall, AvoDerm Salmon & Brown Rice Formula is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.


Ingredient Analysis

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 Salmon & Brown Rice Formula includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • salmon meal
  • salmon

Questionable Ingredients

  • ground brown rice
  • ground white rice

Potential Allergens

  • salmon meal
  • salmon
  • dried egg product

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 Salmon & Brown Rice Formula's most plentiful ingredient listed is salmon meal, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains salmon as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, AvoDerm Salmon & Brown Rice 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 salmon meal, salmon and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3048 cat foods in our database, AvoDerm Salmon & Brown Rice Formula has:

  • less protein than average
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • an average amount of fat
  • an average amount of fiber
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, AvoDerm Salmon & Brown Rice Formula has approximately 367 calories per 100g (104 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of calories 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

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Salmon Meal, Salmon (Source of Omega 3), Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potato Protein, Oatmeal, Dried Tomato Pomace, Pumpkin, Avocado, Natural Flavor, Dried Chicory Root, Salt, Cranberries, Potassium Chloride, Blueberries, 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


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
34.0%
Fat: (min)
18.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
27.0%
Ash: (est)
7.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
38%
Fat: (min)
20%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
30%
Ash: (est)
8%
Calories: (est)
367/100g

*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.


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