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Iams Cat Food Review

Company HQ

LocationMcLean, Virginia

Parent company

Mars Petcare US

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Dry Cat Food, Wet Cat Food, Wet Senior Cat Food, Dry Senior Cat Food

Ratings

57%
? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 40%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 64%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 25%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 82%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 84%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 44%

Where to Buy

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Pros
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable
  • All protein comes from animal sourced ingredients
Cons
  • Lower than average protein content
  • The brand has been previously recalled
  • Products include meat by-products

Brand Overview

Iams is a premium brand that produces pet food for dogs and cats. Their canine product line includes options for different-size dogs and all life stages, as well as breed-specific food for dogs. Iams cat food comes in different formulas for all life stages, as well as for cats with specific needs.

We’ve compared Iams cat food to the other 197 cat food brands in our database.

How Much Does Iams Cat food Cost

Dry Cat Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per lb$1.55$3.25-52%
Price per 100 kcal$0.10$0.20-53%
Price per day$0.06$0.12-50%

Wet Cat Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per oz$0.37$0.43-14%
Price per 100 kcal$1.28$1.76-27%
Price per day$0.77$1.05-27%

Wet Senior Cat Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per oz$0.38$0.40-5%
Price per 100 kcal$1.40$1.47-5%
Price per day$0.84$0.88-5%

Dry Senior Cat Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per lb$1.48$3.55-58%
Price per 100 kcal$0.09$0.29-70%
Price per day$0.05$0.17-71%

Iams cat food is priced below the average market price for cat food.

Iams Nutrient Profile comparison

Dry Cat Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Protein 35.97% 38.97% -8%
Fat 16.39% 16.72% -2%
Fiber 5.39% 5.07% 6%

Wet Cat Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Protein 45.87% 52.80% -13%
Fat 21.62% 17.70% 22%
Fiber 4.88% 6.35% -23%

Wet Senior Cat Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Protein 50.00% 44.13% 13%
Fat 21.05% 19.32% 9%
Fiber 5.26% 9.44% -44%

Dry Senior Cat Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Protein 37.78% 35.48% 6%
Fat 18.89% 16.14% 17%
Fiber 3.33% 6.39% -48%

All of Iams cat food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Iams Cat Food Review since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Iams - Dog treats (03/22/2013) -+
Date:03/22/2013
Company Name:Proctor and Gamble
Product Description:Dog treats
Recall Reason:Potential for mold
Iams - Dog and Cat foods - Dry (08/14/2013) -+
Date:08/14/2013
Company Name:Proctor & Gamble
Product Description:Dog and Cat foods - Dry
Recall Reason:Potential for salmonella

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FAQ

faq-item-image Who owns Iams cat food?

Iams is owned by Mars Petcare US.

faq-item-image Where is Iams cat food made?

Iams is manufactured in the United States .

faq-item-image Is Iams AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of Iams recipes are AAFCO approved.

faq-item-image Has Iams cat food been recalled?

Iams has been recalled 2 times in the years 2013.

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