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Iams Dog Food Review

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 41%
? 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 22%
? 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 88%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 83%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 45%

Company HQ

LocationMcLean, Virginia

Parent company

Mars Petcare US

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Cat Dry Food, Dog Dry Food, Cat Wet Food, Dog Wet Food

Where to Buy

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  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable
  • All animal protein comes from animal sourced ingredients


  • Lower than average protein content
  • The brand has been previously recalled

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.

How Much Does Iams Dog food Cost

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

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Dog Dry Food $1.23/oz $2.63/oz -$1.40/oz
Dog Wet Food $0.12/oz $0.42/oz -$0.30/oz
Iams dog food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Iams Nutrient Profile comparison

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

Dog Dry Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 28.15% 30.32% -2.17%
Fat 15.70% 16.03% -0.33%
Fiber 5.19% 5.21% -0.02%

Dog Wet Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 39.70% 44.44% -4.74%
Fat 25.60% 21.94% +3.66%
Fiber 5.38% 7.40% -2.02%
All of Iams dog food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Iams 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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Who owns Iams dog food?

Iams is owned by Mars Petcare US.

Where is Iams dog food made?

Iams is manufactured in the United States .

Is Iams AAFCO approved?

Not, all of Iams recipes are AAFCO approved, the following recipes are not AAFCO approved.

Has Iams dog food been recalled?

Iams has been recalled 2 times in the years 2013.

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