AvoDerm Natural Revolving Menu (Dry)

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Rating: ★★★★☆

AvoDerm Natural Revolving Menu Dog Food receives the Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4 stars.

The AvoDerm Natural Revolving Menu product line includes three dry dog foods, each claimed to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles for growth and maintenance.

The following is a list of recipes available at the time of this review.

  • AvoDerm Natural Revolving Menu Duck Recipe
  • AvoDerm Natural Revolving Menu Turkey Recipe
  • AvoDerm Natural Revolving Menu Trout and Pea Recipe (4.5 stars)

AvoDerm Natural Revolving Menu Turkey Recipe was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.

AvoDerm Natural Revolving Menu Turkey Recipe

Dry Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 29% | Fat = 18% | Carbs = 45%

Ingredients: Turkey, turkey meal, garbanzo beans, peas, pea flour, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), avocado, natural flavor, tomato pomace, dried beet pulp, flax seed (source of omega-3 fatty acid), alfalfa meal, dried chicory root, salt, potassium chloride, kelp meal, vitamins (choline chloride, a-tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), niacin, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), riboflavin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, folic acid), minerals (zinc sulfate, zinc amino acid chelate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, manganese amino acid chelate, copper sulfate, copper amino acid chelate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate), avocado oil, salmon oil, lecithin, Yucca schidigera extract, rosemary extract, sage extract, pineapple stem (source of bromelain), papain, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation product

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 6.7%

Red items when present indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis26%16%NA
Dry Matter Basis29%18%45%
Calorie Weighted Basis25%37%39%

The first ingredient in this dog food lists turkey. Although it is a quality item, raw turkey contains about 80% water. After cooking, most of that moisture is lost, reducing the meat content to just a fraction of its original weight.

After processing, this item would probably account for a smaller part of the total content of the finished product.

The second ingredient is turkey meal. Turkey meal is considered a meat concentrate and contains nearly 300% more protein than fresh turkey.

The third ingredient is garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas. Like peas, bean and lentils, the chickpea is a nutritious member of the fiber-rich legume (pulse) family of vegetables.

Garbanzos contain about 22% protein, something which must be considered when evaluating the total protein reported in this food.

The fourth ingredient includes peas. Peas are a quality source of carbohydrates. And like all legumes, they’re rich in natural fiber.

However, peas contain about 25% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the meat content of this dog food.

The fifth ingredient is pea flour, a powder made from roasted yellow peas. Pea flour contains as much as 25% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the meat content of this dog food.

The sixth ingredient is chicken fat. Chicken fat is obtained from rendering chicken, a process similar to making soup in which the fat itself is skimmed from the surface of the liquid.

Chicken fat is high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid essential for life. Although it doesn’t sound very appetizing, chicken fat is actually a quality ingredient.

The seventh ingredient is avocado. Avocado can be a controversial item.

Supporters claim the ingredient to be nutrient rich and beneficial to a dog’s skin and coat — while others worry over what are mostly unsubstantiated concerns over potential toxicity.

These fears appear to originate from a 1984 study in which goats (not dogs) consumed the leaves (not the fruit) of the Guatemalan (not the Mexican) avocado and became ill.1

Based upon our own review of the literature, it is our opinion that the anxiety over avocado ingredients in dog food appears to be unjustified.

After the natural flavor, we find tomato pomace. Tomato pomace is a controversial ingredient, a by-product remaining after processing tomatoes into juice, soup and ketchup.

Many praise tomato pomace for its high fiber and nutrient content, while others scorn it as an inexpensive pet food filler.

Just the same, there’s probably not enough tomato pomace here to make much of a difference.

From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.

But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this product.

With six notable exceptions

First, beet pulp is a controversial ingredient, a high fiber by-product of sugar beet processing.

Some denounce beet pulp as an inexpensive filler while others cite its outstanding intestinal health and blood sugar benefits.

We only call your attention here to the controversy and believe the inclusion of beet pulp in reasonable amounts in most dog foods is entirely acceptable.

We also note the inclusion of avocado oil in this food. Avocado products can be somewhat controversial.

Supporters claim the ingredient to be nutrient rich and beneficial to a dog’s skin and coat — while others worry over what are mostly unsubstantiated concerns over potential toxicity as mentioned earlier.

Next, flaxseed is one of the best plant sources of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Provided they’ve first been ground into a meal, flax seeds are also rich in soluble fiber.

However, flaxseed contains about 19% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

In addition, alfalfa meal is high in plant protein (about 18%) and fiber (25%), this hay-family item is more commonly associated with horse feeds.

Next, we note the inclusion of dried fermentation products in this recipe. Fermentation products are typically added to provide enzymes to aid the animal with digestion.

And lastly, this food also contains chelated minerals, minerals that have been chemically attached to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better dog foods.

AvoDerm Natural Revolving Menu Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, AvoDerm Natural Revolving Menu looks like an above average dry dog food.

But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 29%, a fat level of 18% and estimated carbohydrates of about 45%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 29% and a mean fat level of 18%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 45% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 61%.

Near-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

When you consider the protein-boosting effect of the garbanzo beans, pea products, flaxseed and alfalfa meal, this looks like the profile of a kibble containing a moderate amount of meat.

Bottom line?

AvoDerm Natural Revolving Menu is a plant-based dry dog food using a moderate amount of named meats and meat meals as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4 stars.

Highly recommended.

Please note certain recipes are sometimes given a higher or lower rating based upon our estimate of their total meat content.

Special Alert

Rice ingredients can sometimes contain arsenic. Until the US FDA establishes safe upper levels for arsenic content, pet owners may wish to limit the total amount of rice fed in a dog's daily diet.

A Final Word

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Notes and Updates

05/17/2012 Original review
12/01/2013 Review updated
12/01/2013 Last Update

  1. Craigmill AL, et al. Toxicity of avocado (Persea americana, Guatamalan variety) leaves: review and preliminary report, Vet Hum Toxicol 1984;26:381
  • zooweemama

    My kids love that series and I admit…so do I! lol! Plus we have cats, lizards, dogs, chickens, geese and ducks. I feel like a zoo. Fresh eggs are awesome.

    I am fairly certain the issue is garbanzo/chick peas. They are fairly high on the list and I do not think the other foods he has had- has them. I couldn’t find them in his Earthborn food list. Haven’t checked Halo but I do not recall seeing it there.

    I have been feeding him his old food (Earthborn) and he hasn’t pooped since this morning. With the Avo- he has been pooping. all. the. time. Poor guy. Sometimes even in the house – although I know he felt bad about it. Snuggling with the door when he was done.

    My pittie girl, although seems to do fine on it- I now notice her stools are getting a little ‘too’ firm now (like straining a little bit firm). And she was going 2-3 times a day before and she is now going 4-6 times a day and rather large ones at that. When she was on Nature’s Variety and TOTW she didn’t go near this often or size.

    I’m torn between trying Fromm next or Wellness Core Puppy. Peas haven’t bothered my crew so far…the chickpeas though have not been a success here. So no go on the Avoderms that have chickpeas, I guess!

  • zooweemama

    I will totally do that. Thank you so much!

  • Betsy Greer

    Hi zooweemama,

    Heehee… Diary of a Wimpy Kid fan, huh? : )

    I actually had a big bag of Avoderm myself and was so leery of using it because of my dog’s reaction to foods previously that contained chickpeas and lentils, that I ended up donating the Avoderm as well.

    My experience was much like yours, but not quite as extreme. My Golden has lots of gas and more frequent and more soft stool when eating foods that contained a lot of legumes. My Cavalier ended up a little bit constipated, but did fine otherwise.

    Unfortunately, legumes seem to be a trend. We can do peas just fine, but I have been using more foods that contain gluten free pseudo grains because I frequently rotate foods and want to keep my binders as varied as possible.

  • Pattyvaughn

    I haven’t tried that food, but I do have the same issue with one of my dogs and particular foods. He has some food intolerances and one of the signs that he isn’t handling a food well can be loose stools. Just move back to a food he did well on then move on to another food. But keep the ingredient list from this one, in case he has an issue with another food in the future. You can use the ingredient list to compare it to foods he does well on so you know what ingredients he is not having problems with. And compare it to ingredient lists of foods that he doesn’t do well on to see if you can figure out for sure what he is reacting to. Good Luck!!

  • zooweemama

    HI! We recently adopted/rescued a pup (now 11 weeks old and had him since he was 7 weeks) that is a GSD/ Mastiff mix. So a big boy. We are following Hound Dog Mom’s large breed food list. We’ve gone through Halo, Earthborn and now on Avoderm. The first two we have had no issues. We have a pittie with a lot of allergies so she gets the same food. We switched to Avoderm the day after Thanksgiving and have been plagued by extremely loose stools with the pup (but my pittie is doing just fine with it). He is 30 pounds and gets 3 cups a day, broken into 3 meals right now. This is exactly what he got with the other 2 brands and we had no issue. I top the morning meal with a scrambled egg (or cottage cheese) and a tablespoon of cooked veg. It’s the exact same treatment as I did with the other brands. Nothing has changed but the food. he is pooping upwards of 8 times a day and then a couple days ago it was SO bad I was up all night with him and he had watery poop. I withheld food (not water) for about 18 hours and finally started giving him a very very small amount of food about 1/3 cup with about 2-3 TB of pumpkin and his poop got firmer but he was SO hungry. Constantly licking his bowl, my other dogs bowl…it’s got to be the food. I worked him back up to 2-3 cups a day and the diarrhea/pudding poo came right back and I was up all night. All I have on hand right now is some of the Earthborn I mixed with some TOTW I had leftover and I put him on that for his last meal last night and it seems to be getting more normal this morning poop wise. I am concerned by the high legume protein- could this the culprit? None of the other foods had garbanzo beans (he is on the turkey formula). Sorry for the story. I bought a big bag of this stuff and at least I can feed it to my pittie- she seems to love it and has zero issues. Anyone else with puppies/dogs having issues with this food- the turkey formula? :(

  • GSDsForever

    Not to be a naysayer to someone as helpful as you, Sandy . . .

    BUT I do have to say that, as a young adult working dog, my current GSD had to be fed at one point 3 times a day + working reward fresh food treats. And I had to find him very high caloric/nutrient dense food per cup (nothing less than ~ 550/cup), with higher fat. Before I found the magic solution, he would not gain/maintain weight and would throw up yellow bile, with blood sugar crashes. He also needed a crazy amount of calories per day, but wouldn’t eat much at a time.

    I realize that is not the situation here for the OP, but was just responding to the last sentence.

  • GSDsForever

    Agreed. And the Wilderness formulas are all chicken based. Many people don’t realize this, given the different “flavors,” and some dogs have an intolerance or actual allergy to chicken.

  • GSDsForever

    Hey, Boxer Mom — just wanted to add that there really are a variety of health conditions that also *require* higher protein/lower carbs. I know a lot of people don’t know that, because they haven’t been exposed to these health conditions.

  • http://www.dfwpugs.com/ sandy

    Maybe she gets diarrhea from eating 4 times a day. It uses up the body’s resources/enzyme stores trying to digest hard kibble all day long. Kibble can take up to 12 hours, even more, to digest. Feeding 4 times a day doesn’t seem to leave any enzymes in the body left for cellular health and metabolism and repair.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Not true, couch potatoes can benefit from a high protein diet too. Starch is not a good nutrient source for dogs although it is cheaper than protein.
    Upset stomachs can be from being on the same food too long. It is healthier for a dogs intestines to rotate among a few different brands of food so that their nutrition can support a wide variety of probiotics in the gut. Limiting the diet limits the number of different strains that florish which also limits the immune system.

  • Boxer Mom

    My boxer dog eats avoderm and anytime she has (very) loose stool we usually take a break from the dry food for 12 hrs or more. l feed her unseasoned cooked chicken breast and a small baked sweet potato. I also have to feed her 4 times a day (2 large, 2 small snacks). That makes a big difference. Blue Buffalo has a high amount of protein, which is only really helpful to dogs who burn many many calories a day (working, etc.)

  • Boxer Mom

    I’ve been feeding the turkey and brown rice formula for about 2 years and the chicken and brown rice the year before that. My boxer just turned 4. Dogs can be sensitive in many ways and I’ve experienced several, from allergies to stomach upset. This type of dog food has provided the balanced nutrition my dog needs for her lifestyle and level of activity. Never had a problem with it!!

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Many people have reported their dogs getting diarrhea on Blue Buffalo. I’d just suggest trying another food and seeing if the loose stools clear up. If they don’t, then you may want to start an elimination diet process to determine whether it’s a specific ingredient causing the issues.

  • Robyn Robertson

    Im thinking of putting my husky on avoderm as its the only other one i know of in the list of grain free food. My dog poops 2 times a day, but its not solid. Hes currently on blue bluff. Is there any ingrediant that would make him have loose waste? Iv tried raw pumpkin but im pretty sure his dry food is the problem. Help!

  • Cecilia

    Thx katydid1126. I switched her to the Avoderm Salmon and she was back to normal the next day :)

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Hi Katydid –

    I don’t think the trout and pea recipe would have gotten the product line a higher rating – it’s still low in protein and contains a lot of plant-derived protein. Also – in my opinion – fish and high levels of omega 3′s are something you want to avoid in a kibble. Omega 3′s are very delicate and oxidize very easily. Fish meals are twice processed at very high temperatures (first to make the meal then to make the kibble), then the kibble sits on a store shelf, so it’s highly likely that most (if not all) the omega 3′s in kibble are rancid by the time the food is fed. There’s a great article written about this called “Fat’s Chance” that was featured in the Whole Dog Journal. It was written by Steve Brown who is an authority on fat. In my opinion, you’d be better off feeding a fish free food that is lower in omega 3′s and adding a high quality human-grade fish oil, fresh cage free eggs and/or tinned sardines to ensure your dog is getting fresh and non-rancid omega 3′s.

  • katydid1126

    Cecilia, there is a fairly high amount of fiber in this dog food. Not enough to cause diarrhea, but certainly enough to make your dog need to go potty more often. Maybe you should start with a lesser amount of the Avoderm with your dog’s regular food and up it until they seem adjusted (potty-wise). Humans can have the same results your dogs did if they add too much fiber to their diet too soon. All that bulk has to go somewhere (lol).

  • katydid

    I wish you had analyzed the trout & pea recipe of this dry dog food. The omega 3′s are higher than the turkey, plus there is trout and salmon meal. It really doesn’t compare to the turkey formula.

  • Lisa Barnes

    my pug did this a few tims this past month. we have had alot of rain lately,so I think he was just not wanting to go out in the wet grass and ran back in the house before doing his business. my pug is doing alot better on avoderm too.

  • Lisa Barnes

    persin is only toxic to BIRDS..look it up.

  • Cecilia

    I just started my dogs on this food two weeks ago. My schnauzer is doing great, skin is clear of scabs, eyes are clear, overall big difference. I’ve tried every expensive food. Don’t want to switch her from avoderm but she has been having accidents in the house (poop) something she has never done, she’s 10. What could be causing this? Stools are healthy not runny. Don’t know what to do because she’s looking and acting much healthier, so want to keep her on Avoderm

  • somebodysme

    I don’t think she’s double coated, just slick coated much like a pit bull breed. I think she’s a Cur Hound mix after looking at their photos. But the coat is damaged but mostly the skin is healed. I do hope that it’s just taking a long time to grow back. Maybe if I massage the spots with my fingers it could stimulate hair growth. She has one ugly bald spot on her tail so brushing isn’t real easy for that spot. It erupted in an ugly sore at the height of her food allergies and is now all healed up but bald and looks really ugly.

  • Pattyvaughn

    The type of oil in avocado is supposed to be good for skin and hair issues.
    I read something yesterday on my Border Collie site that was talking about damage to the coat on double coated breeds and it basically said that if the guard hairs are damaged it can take a year, sometimes more, for them to grow back and that lots of brushing is what is recommended to stimulate growth.

  • somebodysme

    It does make me wonder of all the “fruit” or whatever an avocado is, that they would choose to have this as main selling feature…I mean it’s called “AVO”derm and the O is made into an avocado. What is it’s main attraction for putting that in the food? I have to say that I’ve had a bag, unopened of this in the duck/pea variety and decided to try it since my dog just wasn’t completely trouble free and so far she’s doing great on this food. Maybe even that rash on her back will heal up? HOPING!

  • Pattyvaughn

    Especially if you have a GSD or some other good sized breed with lots of ball drive.

  • somebodysme

    SO, moral of the story: Avoderm is safe but don’t hand over a whole avocado for your dog to play with or eat. HA!

  • Pattyvaughn

    Yes, it absolutely could cause a blockage in a dog big enough to swallow it. They are highly toxic to birds and, I’ve heard, toxic to some large animals as well, but I really don’t know.

  • somebodysme

    I just did a google and it can also cause an intestinal blockage which could require surgery to remove and would kill a dog if not treated for the blockage. But yeah, it said that they are toxic to some animals but not dogs and most likely not cats either.

  • Pattyvaughn

    The pit is a choking hazard not poison to dogs.

  • somebodysme

    I’m pretty sure it’s just the pit that is poisonous and they aren’t putting pits in the food.

  • lol

    what do u think dog food would taste like to humans?
    wonder if it tastes good.

  • Sharon

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  • Shawna

    That just proves that vets (many at least) don’t really know much about dog food.

    By the way, the site Patty refers to is run by veterinary toxicologists, pharmacists etc. No harm to dogs except a possible choking hazard from the pit.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Google avacado persin dogs and the first site that pops up is the Pet Poison Helpline article about how it is a myth that avacados are poisonous to dogs. They are however poisonous to birds and I’ve heard some large animals.

  • disqus_3Hb59devmY

    Avoderm dog food contains Avocados, which are not safe for dogs. They contain a substance called persin which can cause damage to the heart muscle. You should do your research before putting deadly ingredients in pets food. Ask any vet, and they will tell you it’s wise to avoid feeding avocados to your dog. All you have to do is go to google and you can find out the dangers of feeding avocados to dogs. Not a good idea…just saying.

  • InkedMarie

    Lisa, pop over to the dogfoodadvisor’s new forum. Look at the dog food ingredients list, I added a stickie with all the grain/potato free dog foods that I could find

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Hi Lisa M. –

    Check out Nature’s Variety Instinct’s Limited Ingredient formulas (duck, lamb, turkey), Canine Caviar’s grain-free formulas and Back to Basics.

  • Lisa M.

    I’ve been using the AvoDerm Revolving Turkey for about 6 weeks now, specifically for my mini schnauzer who has a susceptibility to yeast ear infections.  I was told that minimizing or removing root veggies (carrots [site note: bummer!  love them for treats!], sweet potato, ect.) and preferably grain-free would be a great way to help keep them under control by diet.  While it seems to be working really well, the schnauzer and my terrier mix weren’t wild about the duck, and don’t like seafood, so now I’m stuck with only the turkey flavor (though they love it).  Any suggestions for additional foods that fit the GF, no/minimal root veggie description?  Thanks!!!

    -Lisa M.

  • Thatguy5150

    AvoDerm has a Revolving Menu, something Rotations has been doing for a while……

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Taltal11 –

    Check out:
    Pulsar Grain-Free Fish (~$45.00)
    Earthborn Holistic Coastal Catch (~$45.00)
    Earthborn Holistic Great Plains Feast (~$45.00)
    Earthborn Holistic Meadow Feast (~$45.00)
    Any of the Zignature formulas (~$55.00)
    Horizon Legacy Salmon (~$50.00)

    All of these foods are chicken free, high protein, and about as reasonably priced as you’re going to find for a food with these criteria and most be found online with free shipping.

  • Taltal11

    I introduced my dog to Avoderm for about a month. He started pooping 5-7 times a day! Large non-solid stool. His vet said that is because he is getting too much food that is not necessary, so is therefore passing through him. I am on a search for a quality non expensive chicken free high protein for my bad little dog! It’s so hard.

  • InkedMarie

    Jan,
      My brittany is 2yrs old. She came to me at just about 5mos of age on Nutro. She has been on Prairie, then Orijen & Acana (grainfrees) and she still poops anywhere from 3-6 times a day. If she doesn’t get a walk, it’s less. If she doesn’t go into the backyard, it’s less. Get her on the street or in the yard and it’s a guarantee she’ll poop. The only time it’s less is when she’s been on Darwin’s for a couple days but we can’t afford that for their only food

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Sierrasunset –

    Avoderm and Zignature are both low in meat in my opinion, but if I had to suggest one I’d say Zignature as it has slightly more protein than the Avoderm.

  • Jan_Mom2Cavs

    That doesn’t seem right to me.  While the stools are solid, she should not go that many times a day, imho.  My dogs only go twice a day at the most. Who’s to say whether or not it’s Avoderm or duck. You could try to rotate to another flavor of the revolving menu…fish or turkey…to see if things change. Unless you know for sure your dog has problems with either fish or turkey, the food is made to rotate with no problems. I like Avoderm myself, but haven’t fed it in quite awhile.

  • Sierrasunset

    Avoderm revolving menu or Zignature better for a large breed dog? Which has more meat in the product?

  • EEK916

    I just put my highly-allergic German Shepherd on Revolving Menu Duck about 6 weeks ago and it’s the first food she has been on with solid stools and no itching.  The only problem now is that instead of pooping twice a day, she’s going 6-7 times a day!  Is this a duck issue or an Avoderm issue?  That’s an awful lot of food that’s winding up in the yard…especially when she only eats 2 2/3 cups a day.

  • Toxed2loss

    You bet!! And a hug and a kiss, and one each for the bride!

  • Dog Food Ninja

     Yay!  do I get a gold star??  :-D 

  • Toxed2loss

    Yes!!!!!!! EXACTLY!!!! Love you DFN! You so get it!!

  • Dog Food Ninja

    Oh gross!  Flax contains phytoestrigen??  Ew, it’s loaded with phytic acid too!  Flax is a horrible substitute for fish oil!  Stop using this crap, dogfood makers!    

  • Toxed2loss

    Ooh yuck, and natural flavor (MSG) and flax, higher in estrogen analog than soy! Also cyanide.

  • Dog Food Ninja

    It may be grain and potato free, but look at all those lectin filled legumes!  Also, with legumes being so high in protein, and there being peas and garbonzo beans, AND the overall protein isn’t exactly awesome to begin with, I’d say there’s not as much meat in this food as we would like to see…  

  • Smithac3

    Yey! So glad this is 4 stars. My dog has allergies to Chicken, I saw this in Petsmart last Saturday, grabbed the Turkey and started giving it to her. She’s picky too, and she has been eating this twice a day for a week now. I guess she likes it. Not everyone is carrying these flavors yet, hopefully as time goes on more stores will start carrying it. My dog was on the Salmon before and her coat was very soft. She has a tendancy to get runny eyes, but it’s a lot better on this and she has no allergy issues on the Turkey either. Contacted Avoderm and very sad to hear they don’t provide coupons anymore. They use to send out $4 and $5 ones. Another side note: The Turkey does have chicken fat in it, but after doing some research, I read chicken fat doesn’t have protein in it. I guess most dog are allergic to the protein of the meat. She hasn’t had any issues on this after a week and usually I can see brake outs on her just after a couple of days. So this gets a solid 4 stars from us.

  • Jan_Mom2Cavs

    This is great!  The Revolving Menu are foods that I’ve considered adding to my gang’s menu.  I like the fact that they’re grain and potato free (at least I know a couple are).  Avoderm is a good food, imho.

  • Erij11

    I’m glad to see this review on Avoderm’s Revolving Menu.  I’ve been feeding Avoderm to my 3 year toy poodle for about a year and a half and was happy to see the Revolving Menu products and even more happy to see that these products are grain-free.  When she came to me at almost 2, she was still on a not so great puppy food. I did my research (a lot of reading on this site) and chose Avoderm Small Breed Chicken for her. She had some bald spots that grew in perfectly but after a while she seemed to itch a lot. I’d considered switching her to a grain-free product but the only grain-free product that Avo had was a 3-star food.  I didn’t want to switch to another brand because overall she did great on it.  Now she is on the Revolving Menu Turkey and is doing great. I haven’t tried any of the other flavors for her yet, but I will.