Overall, Iams Veterinary Formula Intestinal Plus Low-Residue is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
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 Veterinary Formula Intestinal Plus Low-Residue includes the following:
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 Veterinary Formula Intestinal Plus Low-Residue does contain with its top ingredients chicken and chicken liver which are considered quality protein sources. However, this product also lists beef by-products within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.
Additionally, Iams Veterinary Formula Intestinal Plus Low-Residue also contains as top ingredients brewers rice. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.
Allergen alert: This product contains beef by-products, whitefish, corn grits and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from beef, seafood, corn or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 2490 cat foods in our database, Iams Veterinary Formula Intestinal Plus Low-Residue has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Iams Veterinary Formula Intestinal Plus Low-Residue has approximately 112 calories per 100g (32 calories/ounce), which is 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
May 25, 2016.
The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.
Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:
Water, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Beef By-Products, Brewers Rice, Whitefish, Corn Grits, Fish Meal (source of fish oil), Dried Egg Product, Dried Beet Pulp, Fructooligosaccharides, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Brewers Dried Yeast, DL-Methionine, Monosodium Phosphate, Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate [source of vitamin B1], Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [source of vitamin B6], Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement [source of vitamin B2], Folic Acid, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite [source of Vitamin K3]), Mannanoligosaccharides, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide)
Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*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.