Iams Adult Premium Pate With Lamb & Rice Cat Food Review

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Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: lamb, eggs and meat by-products

Est. Calories: 99 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Iams Adult Premium Pate With Lamb & Rice Cat Food is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.


Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.

Iams Adult Premium Pate With Lamb & Rice Cat Food includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • lamb

Questionable Ingredients

  • meat by-products
  • chicken by-products
  • ground rice
  • guar gum
  • carrageenan

Potential Allergens

  • meat by-products
  • lamb
  • dried egg product

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Iams Adult Premium Pate With Lamb & Rice Cat Food does contain with its top ingredients chicken and lamb which are considered quality protein sources.

However, this product also lists meat by-products and chicken by-products within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.

Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum and carrageenan, which are additives that some experts claim may be possible contributors to certain medical conditions in cats.

Allergen alert: This product contains lamb, dried egg product and meat by-products which may be problematic for cats who suffer from lamb, eggs or meat by-products food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2977 cat foods in our database, Iams Adult Premium Pate With Lamb & Rice Cat Food has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • more carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • an average amount of fiber
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Iams Adult Premium Pate With Lamb & Rice Cat Food has approximately 99 calories per 100g (28 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of calories compared to the average of the other wet cat foods in the CatFoodDB.


All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on February 24, 2018.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.

Important Note: This product may have been discontinued by the manufacturer, as the above linked product website was no longer functioning when last checked.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Meat Broth, Chicken, Meat By-Products, Chicken By-Products, Lamb, Ground Rice, Natural Flavors, Salt, Flaxseed Meal, Potassium Chloride, Guar Gum, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Egg Product, Vitamins (Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate,Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisufite Complex (source of Vitamin K3), Riboflavin Supplement (Source Of Vitamin B2), Folic Acid), DL-Methionine, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), Choline Chloride, Added Color, Fructooligosaccharides, Taurine, Carrageenan


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
10.0%
Fat: (min)
5.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.0%
Carbs: (est)
6.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
78.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
45%
Fat: (min)
23%
Fiber: (max)
5%
Carbs: (est)
27%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
99/100g

*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.

Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.


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