Avoderm food products - anyone using?

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  1. kitcat

    kitcat Member

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    Greetings! We've been away awhile and I'm wondering if anyone has thoughts to share on these products? My finicky eater seems to like the tuna one.....
     
  2. Sweetgrass & the Furries

    Sweetgrass & the Furries Senior Member Moderator

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    I always had these in the house for my Abby with triaditis. She would almost always start eating again with the crab seafood, mix.
     
  3. kitcat

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    Thanks! Any insight/concerns on carb levels for this one? I haven't found a content analysis to know how good or bad this one may be for the diabetic kitty....
     
  4. Sweetgrass & the Furries

    Sweetgrass & the Furries Senior Member Moderator

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    I will have a look for you. I know tuna tends to be lower in carbs. Are you feeding other things besides seafood? Seafood should only makeup under 30% of a ct's diet due to thingslike mercury levels etc.
    here is some info at Dr. Lisa's site on cats and food..

    http://www.catinfo.org/
     
  5. Erimess & Sammy (GA)

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    If you're looking on Janet's charts, they aren't there. Some day, if I ever get a life again, I'll get around to calling them.

    The pate style chicken and beef flavors are on Noreen's charts - they are around 14-15%, but that is dry matter basis. Because fat is more calories and protein/carb less, the carb level for dry matter tends to be higher than the level by calories. My guess would be those are around 10%, give or take, by calories.

    The pate styles have oat bran and rice flour in them. The select cuts (which is what the tuna is) is a bit different. The two seafood flavors have a bit of tapioca starch and that's it. I suspect those are lower than the pate style. The select cuts chicken doesn't even have that - it's just chicken, sunflower oil, bit of guar gum, and supplements. No grains, no fruits or veggies even.

    I feed the stuff, but I don't have a diabetic anymore. (And hope to never again.) Both cats like the tuna. The one will eat the chicken if I sprinkle some Dinner Party on it, which is worth it to get her to eat something without all the junk.
     
  6. squeem3

    squeem3 Well-Known Member

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    I know a few people on the old FDMB board feed the Avoderm Natural Select Cuts canned, http://www.breeders-choice.com/cat_prod ... cutcan.htm The food is in gravy but it has no effect for some diabetic cats' blood glucose levels. ECID. My cat wouldn't touch the food. I didn't like the strange bright pink color of the chicken variety or the gloppy gravy or the (probably avocado) smell.
     
  7. Maggies Mom Debby

    Maggies Mom Debby Well-Known Member

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    Dr. Lisa has Avoderm Select Cuts as a High Quality, Grain-Free Canned Foods on her website. She says: "Avoderm Select Cuts: This high quality product is a complete diet for daily use."

    I feed Avoderm Select Cuts Chicken Chunks Kitten/Adult Cat Food, 3 oz cans. My guys don't like the seafood flavors. Only the Select Cuts in the 3 oz. can are grain-free and they do not have avocado oil. The 5.5 oz. cans have Oat Bran, Rice Flour, and Avocado Oil. Here is the website: http://www.breeders-choice.com/cat_prod ... cutcan.htm

    Select Cuts Chicken Chunks Select Ingredients:
    Chicken, Chicken Broth, Sunflower Oil, Salt, Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate. Vitamins: (Vitamin E Supplement Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Folic Acid, Biotin ,Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12) Minerals: (Ferrous Sulfate Monohydrate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), Carrageenan, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Taurine.
     
  8. Maggies Mom Debby

    Maggies Mom Debby Well-Known Member

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