AvoDerm Dog Food and the Truth About Avocados

AvoDerm is so-named because it contains avocado – which is great for healthy skin and coat.  But some people have heard that avocados are poisonous. That is only partly true:

  • Avocados are packed with nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, including vitamins A, C, E, and B6, and are a rich source of omega 3 & 6 fatty acids.
  • While avocado meal and oil are good for people and dogs, the avocado pit and leaves contain persin, which is dangerous for both people and dogs.
  • AvoDerm pet food contains only avocado meal and avocado oil.  AvoDerm products have been sold and enjoyed for over 25 years without an issue with the avocado meals or oils.
  • Central Life Science in Dallas TX tested AvoDerm’s supplier of avocado meal and avocado oil for presence of persin.
  • The evaluation came back null with NO PERSIN DETECTED in either the food, meal, or oil.  Because Breeder’s Choice knows that your pet is a part of your family, they do continuous random spot checks on their suppliers to verify that no persin is ever included in their supply chain.

AvoDerm wants you to try it for 6 weeks and thinks you’ll see improvement if your dog has a dull or weak coat or dry, flaky skin.  They are offering $6 off any size bag during the month of October.


In-Store Events

Katie K9 In-Store

Friday, October 9th
5:30pm – 8:00pm


Katie K9 will be back to Total Dog Company on Friday evening, October 9, 5:30 – 8 pm.  She’ll be doing a mini-seminar on canine nutrition 6:30 – 7:30 and available for questions/conversation the rest of the time.  This was a popular event the last time she was here! Come join us and get great information on feeding your dog for good health.

Lotus Pet Food

Saturday, October 10th
10:00am – 1:00pm

Matt Millard of Lotus Pet Food will be in the store on October 10 (10 am – 1 pm) to talk with anyone interested in learning about the benefits of baked dog food (as opposed to most dry food, which is extruded).

To sweeten the pot, we’re bringing in small bags (4-5 pounds) of Lotus at a 20% discount so you can try it.  (We currently carry Lotus canned food, now also available in 5.5-oz cans.)