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Iams Dog Food Review

Company HQ

LocationMcLean, Virginia

Parent company

Mars Petcare US

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Dry Dog Food, Dry Senior Dog Food, Wet Dog Food, Wet Senior Dog Food, Wet Puppy Food, Dry Puppy Food

Ratings

54%
? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 42%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 61%
? 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 8%
? 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 85%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 87%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 43%
Pros
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable
  • Iams makes a diverse range of foods for various ages, sizes, and lifestyles
  • All recipes are free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives
Cons
  • Some recipes contain plant-based protein
  • Lower than average protein content
  • The brand has been previously recalled
  • Some recipes list unnamed 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.

How Much Does Iams Dog Food Cost

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

Dry Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per lb $1.71 $3.43 -50%
Price per 100 kcal $0.10 $0.22 -53%
Price per day $0.06 $0.13 -54%

Iams Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Dry Senior Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per lb $1.61 $3.45 -53%
Price per 100 kcal $0.10 $0.29 -64%
Price per day $0.06 $0.17 -65%

Iams Dry Senior Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Wet Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per oz $0.13 $0.36 -64%
Price per 100 kcal $0.44 $1.32 -67%
Price per day $0.26 $0.79 -67%

Iams Wet Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Wet Senior Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per oz $0.15 $0.29 -48%
Price per 100 kcal $0.76 $1.12 -32%
Price per day $0.46 $0.67 -31%

Iams Wet Senior Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Wet Puppy Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per oz $0.15 $0.29 -48%
Price per 100 kcal $0.43 $0.93 -54%
Price per day $0.26 $0.56 -54%

Iams Wet Puppy Food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Dry Puppy Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per lb $1.94 $3.57 -46%
Price per 100 kcal $0.12 $0.22 -47%
Price per day $0.07 $0.13 -46%

Iams Dry Puppy Food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Iams Nutrient Profile Comparison

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

Dry Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 27.19% 30.03% -9%
DM Fat 15.50% 16.01% -3%
DM Fiber 5.21% 5.37% -3%
DM Carb 52.10% 47.69% +9%

Dry Senior Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 27.78% 28.44% -2%
DM Fat 13.34% 13.38% -0%
DM Fiber 5.84% 5.48% +7%
DM Carb 53.06% 51.94% +2%

Wet Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 38.38% 42.92% -11%
DM Fat 24.62% 22.91% +7%
DM Fiber 4.80% 7.10% -32%
DM Carb 32.20% 26.32% +22%

Wet Senior Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 43.75% 34.07% +28%
DM Fat 18.75% 19.57% -4%
DM Fiber 6.25% 9.47% -34%
DM Carb 31.25% 36.52% -14%

Wet Puppy Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 40.91% 42.84% -5%
DM Fat 36.36% 27.27% +33%
DM Fiber 6.82% 7.01% -3%
DM Carb 15.91% 22.55% -29%

Dry Puppy Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 31.85% 32.35% -2%
DM Fat 18.33% 17.94% +2%
DM Fiber 4.44% 4.66% -5%
DM Carb 45.37% 44.25% +3%

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 Dog Food Review since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Iams - Canned cat food (06/09/2010) -+
Date: 06/09/2010
Company Name: The Procter & Gamble Company
Product Description: Canned cat food
Recall Reason: Low thiamine levels
Iams - Cat food (07/25/2010) -+
Date: 07/25/2010
Company Name: The Procter & Gamble Company
Product Description: Cat food
Recall Reason: Salmonella
Iams - Dry cat food (08/31/2010) -+
Date: 08/31/2010
Company Name: The Procter & Gamble Company
Product Description: Dry cat food
Recall Reason: Salmonella
Iams - Dry dog food (12/06/2011) -+
Date: 12/06/2011
Company Name: The Procter & Gamble Company
Product Description: Dry dog food
Recall Reason: Aflatoxin
Iams - Dog treats (03/22/2013) -+
Date: 03/22/2013
Company Name: The Procter & Gamble Company
Product Description: Dog treats
Recall Reason: Potential for mold
Iams - Dog and Cat foods - Dry (08/14/2013) -+
Date: 08/14/2013
Company Name: The Procter & Gamble Company
Product Description: Dog and Cat foods - Dry
Recall Reason: Potential for salmonella

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FAQ

faq-item-image Who owns Iams dog food?

Iams is owned by Mars Petcare US.

faq-item-image Where is Iams dog 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 dog food been recalled?

Iams has been recalled 6 times in the years 2010, 2011, and 2013.

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