AvoDerm Natural Grain-Free Chicken & Vegetables Recipe Dry Dog Food Ingredients
Is, according to the vast majority of analysts, a high quality ingredient to feed your dog. Blue Buffalo claims that the chicken used in this product comes from facilities inspected by the USDA, implying a higher quality of meat than used in other dog foods.
Chicken meal is a dry, rendered product from whole chickens that has been through some processing to remove water and fat. It looks like brown flour and it's a highly concentrated protein/mineral resource.
Chicken meal is basically chicken with a longer storage time. It's a protein rich food and also Vitamin B12, Tryptophan, Choline, Zinc, Iron, and Copper resource. However, it's an already processed material in dog food manufacturing and makes the food ultra-processed.
Peas are healthy, grain-free filter alternative that contain complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein, phytonutrients, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. They are also rich in protein and high in fiber.
Lutein in peas is an anti-oxidant good for heart, skin, and eye health. Sterols content in peas help lowering cholesterol. However, peas may be related to Canine Heart Disease and FDA is actively investigating this. 93 percent of reported foods in DCM cases contained peas and/or lentils.
Again due to the lack of grains in this diet, pea flour has been included to boost carbohydrate levels without adding gluten. Pea flour is also an excellent source of vegetable based protein and certain antioxidants.
Good source of digestible carbohydrates.
According to the guaranteed analysis, AvoDerm Natural Grain-Free Chicken & Vegetables Recipe Dry Dog Food has 28% protein, 24% fat, 8% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 25%.