I take my health, fitness, and nutrition fairly seriously. I am a HUGE fan of avocados, as evidenced by their regular appearance in my Instagram feed.
Not only are they delicious, but also known as a superfood. Their health benefits to humans are well-documented, and many of these benefits apply to our pets as well. They are rich in healthy fats, contain Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, and are packed with nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients essential to good skin and coat health as well as good overall health.
I care about my nutrition, my dogs' nutrition, and also the nutrition of my cats. Fortunately, Avoderm® makes quality dry and wet cat foods, some grain-free, with a variety of protein sources.
Avoderm's Revolving Menu helps to minimize the risk of food sensitivities by varying proteins without stomach upset, as the base ingredients remain the same. I love variety, my dogs get a variety of meats and meals, so why shouldn't my cats?
Are avocados safe? It is frequently said that avocados are toxic to our pets, but Dr. Art Craigmill, UC Davis, Professor and Extension Specialist in Environmental Toxicology has said that his studies and other research in the United States and Australia have shown that the problem of toxicity is in the leaves and the pit of the Guatemalan variety; the avocado meat of the fruit and oils have not been shown to be toxic. AvoDerm pet products do not utilize any Guatemalan variety avocados, nor does AvoDerm use any leaves or pits of any variety of avocados for avocado meal and oil.
My girl Juice seems to be a "sensitive" kitty. She sometimes has a less than soft coat, patches of pink skin visible through her coat, and pink skin around her eyes at times. For the next 6 weeks, Juice will be eating high quality Avoderm foods (as will Noelle kitty), and I will be documenting all the improvements I see in her skin and coat (and maybe even weight.)