Company HQMcLean, Virginia
Parent companyMars Petcare US
- Chicken By-Product Meal
- Corn Gluten Meal
- Dried Egg Product
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What We Like
- Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
- A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
- Most customers have good experiences with this food
- Has all the nutrients your kitten or mother cat needs
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|
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Our review of Iams ProActive Health Kitten 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 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 third 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 fourth 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.
The fifth ingredient is Chicken Fat. Chicken fat is a good source of omega-6 fatty acids including linoleic acid. In pet food, chicken fat also adds flavor, improves consistency, and serves as a source of the animal fat pets need for overall wellbeing.
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 Kitten Dry Cat Food.
We’ve compared Iams ProActive Health Kitten Dry Cat Food to the other 534 Cat Dry Food in our database:
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This recipe has:
- 1.15% less crude protein
- 6.34% more fat content
- 1.82% less 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 Kitten Dry Cat Food is priced above the average market price for Cat Dry Food.
When we analyzed the ingredients in Iams ProActive Health Kitten Dry Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken based sources.
As for the overall quality of the recipe, 3 of the first 5 ingredients are low-quality and controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.