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AvoDerm Natural Grain-Free Salmon & Vegetables Recipe Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of AvoDerm Natural Grain-Free Salmon & Vegetables Recipe Dry Dog Food are Salmon, Herring Meal, Peas, Pea Flour, and Garbanzo Beans.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 27%
Crude Fat (min.): 12%
Crude Fiber (max.): 8%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3208 kcal/kg (346 kcal/cup)

AvoDerm Natural Grain-Free Salmon & Vegetables Recipe Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Salmon (Source of Omega 3), Herring Meal, Peas, Pea Flour, Garbanzo Beans, Potatoes, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Alfalfa Meal, Avocado, Flax Seed, Natural Flavor, Dried Tomato Pomace, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Kelp Meal, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, a-Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Selenium Yeast, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Iodate), Avocado Oil, Rosemary Extract, Sage Extract, Pineapple Stem, Papaya Extract, Dehydrated Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.
Pea Fiber as a dog food ingredient

Salmon is a high protein food and also rich in omega-3 fatty acids while having very low saturated fat.

Omega-3s moisturize the skin and fight skin disorders and the vitamin B12 in salmon keeps blood and nerve cells healthy.

Concentrated fish very high in protein & nutrients.

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.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, AvoDerm Natural Grain-Free Salmon & Vegetables Recipe Dry Dog Food has 27% protein, 12% fat, 8% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 38%.

The largest proportion of Carbohydrates in dog food is provided by starch and indeed dogs don't have carbohydrate requirement at all.

We calculated the starch ratio in AvoDerm Natural Grain-Free Salmon & Vegetables Recipe Dry Dog Food as 38%. Basically, around two fifth (almost half) of the food you feed to {your dog} is starch.

Average starch ratio of dry dog foods on inthekibble.com is 38.67% - and that means this AvoDerm kibble has less starch ratio than the average.

Protein (27%)
Starch (38 %)
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