AvoDerm Pet Food

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AvoDerm is manufactured by Breeder’s Choice Pet Foods, a company created in 1947 that initially sold frozen meals for pets. The AvoDerm brand was launched in 1982 as a premium dog food designed to help with skin and coat problems. Dry and wet cat food is also manufactured under this brand name.


The name denotes the use of avocados in the pet food. According to the brand website, “Avocados … supply more daily nutrient requirements for fewer calories spent. Avocados are nutrient dense in potassium, folate, dietary fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, riboflavin and Vitamin B6.”

AvoDerm Quick Facts

Brand line includes: AvoDerm Grain Free, AvoDerm Vegetarian, AvoDerm Digestive Health, AvoDerm Weight Control, AvoDerm Allergy Control, AvoDerm Hairball Care Formula, AvoDerm Wild by Nature, AvoDerm Revolving Menu
Cost: $$$
Where to buy: Latest deals on AvoDerm — Amazon.com (affiliate link)
Company: Central Garden & Pet Company
Headquarters: 1340 Treat Boulevard, Ste 600, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Contact info: 866-500-6286, email, website

Has AvoDerm Ever Been Recalled?

Yes. One product was recalled in 2012 for possible salmonella contamination. In addition, the overall line, Breeder’s Choice, had a recall in years past.

List of Breeder’s Choice Recalls

April 2013

Cause: Potential for mold. Announcement: Company press release. What Was Recalled: Breeder’s Choice Active Care Healthy Joint Treats (for dogs), 24 oz. pack, Best by Dec. 19, 2013.

List of AvoDerm Recalls

September 2012

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA report dated Sept. 11, 2012What was recalled: 26 lb. bags of AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula meeting the following criteria:

  • Product Code #1000065074 and “Best By” dates of Aug. 28–30, 2013

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