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Ingredient Story: Why AvoDerm Uses Avocados

October 27, 2011 -

“What’s so special about avocado?”

Avocado may be just another fruit to many people, but for dogs and cats it has proven to be an essential asset to help maintain a healthy coat.

Since launching its line in 1982, AvoDerm has made a name for itself by using avocado as a predominant ingredient in its pet products.

Just like for humans, a balanced diet is important to the well-being and health of your furry companion’s skin and coat A lack of well-balanced meals in a pet’s diet can lead to dry and itchy skin for your pet and an unhealthy, dull coat.

But filled with nutritious vitamins and minerals — vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, folate, magnesium and monounsaturated fat — the pulp and oils of the avocado can help improve or prevent skin condition problems for your pets as well as help keep them in good health.

Have an energetic dog in need of a proper diet? Avocado also works wonders for pets on the go. AvoDerm products, with their high fat content of 35 grams per piece, can supply just the right amount of fat to keep active pets on a regimen they need to maintain their daily activities. The increased fat content also provides a healthy dose of fat for underweight dogs.

The use of avocados in pet food has been shown, over the years, to be a beneficial source of nutrients for pets. AvoDerm only uses the meat of the fruit, discarding the bark, leaves and skin, in all of its pet food products, making it easy to digest and maintain the fruit’s healthful qualities.

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