Company HQMcLean, Virginia
Parent companyMars Petcare US
- Chicken By-Product Meal
- Corn Gluten Meal
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What We Like
- Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
What We Did Not Like
- Low in protein
- High in carbohydrates
- Low in moisture
The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Iams since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.
|Company Name:||Proctor and Gamble|
|Product Description:||Dog treats|
|Recall Reason:||Potential for mold|
|Company Name:||Proctor & Gamble|
|Product Description:||Dog and Cat foods - Dry|
|Recall Reason:||Potential for salmonella|
Our review of Iams ProActive Health Adult Hairball Care Dry Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.
The first ingredient is Chicken. Chicken is meat from the domesticated bird of the same name. In pet food, chicken is used as a primary protein source.
The second ingredient is Chicken By-Product Meal. In pet food, chicken by-product meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken by-product meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken parts that might not be used for human consumption including necks, feet, entrails, and undeveloped eggs.
The third ingredient is Ground Whole Grain Corn. Ground whole grain corn is made with cooked and/or dried kernels from any corn species. In pet food, ground whole grain corn can be a filler as well as source of inexpensive protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.
The fourth ingredient is Corn Grits. Corn grits are made with kernels from any corn variety, ground into a roughly textured meal with particles larger than those found in cornmeal. In pet food, corn grits can be a filler as well as source of inexpensive protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.
The fifth ingredient is Corn Gluten Meal. Corn gluten meal is produced as a byproduct from the manufacture of corn syrup and other sweeteners made with corn. It contains no wheat gluten. The corn gluten meal in pet food is a source of inexpensive protein, but it has high levels of cysteine, which have been linked to the formation of urinary stones.
After the fifth ingredient, the list includes all remaining ingredients. It’s worth noting that ingredients (other than nutritional supplements) located this far down on the list aren’t likely to have an impact on the overall rating of this Iams ProActive Health Adult Hairball Care Dry Cat Food.
We’ve compared Iams ProActive Health Adult Hairball Care Dry Cat Food to the other 577 Cat Dry Food in our database:
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This recipe has:
- 2.77% less protein
- 1.18% less fat
- 4.46% more fiber
Cats typically thrive on a diet that includes high protein content, a medium amount of fat, and a comparatively low amount of carbohydrates, along with sufficient moisture. It’s worth noting that specialty diets recommended by veterinarians might prioritize different nutrients based on your pet’s condition and unique needs.
Iams ProActive Health Adult Hairball Care Dry Cat Food is priced below the average market price for Cat Dry Food.
When we analyzed the ingredients in Iams ProActive Health Adult Hairball Care Dry Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken based sources.
As for the overall quality of the recipe, 4 of the first 5 ingredients are low-quality and controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.