Iams Proactive Health Adult Indoor Weight & Hairball Care With Chicken & Turkey Review

Iams Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, corn and eggs

Est. Calories: 275 cal/100g

Price: $$


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Overall, Iams Proactive Health Adult Indoor Weight & Hairball Care With Chicken & Turkey is a significantly below average cat food, earning 3 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.


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 Proactive Health Adult Indoor Weight & Hairball Care With Chicken & Turkey includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • turkey

Questionable Ingredients

  • chicken by-product meal
  • corn grits
  • corn gluten meal
  • ground whole grain corn

Potential Allergens

  • corn grits
  • corn gluten meal
  • ground whole grain corn
  • dried egg product
  • fish oil

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

In this case, Iams Proactive Health Adult Indoor Weight & Hairball Care With Chicken & Turkey's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source.

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

Additionally, Iams Proactive Health Adult Indoor Weight & Hairball Care With Chicken & Turkey also contains as top ingredients corn grits, corn gluten meal and ground whole grain corn. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.

Allergen alert: This product contains fish oil, corn grits, corn gluten meal, ground whole grain corn and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, Iams Proactive Health Adult Indoor Weight & Hairball Care With Chicken & Turkey has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • significantly more fiber than average
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
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 Proactive Health Adult Indoor Weight & Hairball Care With Chicken & Turkey has approximately 275 calories per 100g (78 calories/ounce), which is considerably fewer calories compared to the average of the other dry 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 November 14, 2021.

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


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

chicken, chicken by-product meal, corn grits, corn gluten meal, ground whole grain corn, ground whole grain sorghum, dried plain beet pulp, turkey, powdered cellulose, natural flavor, potassium chloride, brewers dried yeast, dried egg product, sodium bisulfate, caramel color, choline chloride, calcium carbonate, fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), fructooligosaccharides, vitamins [vitamin e supplement, niacin, ascorbic acid, vitamin a acetate, calcium pantothenate, biotin, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin b1), pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin b6), vitamin b12 supplement, riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin b2), vitamin d3 supplement, folic acid], taurine, minerals [zinc oxide, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide], mixed tocopherols and citric acid (preservatives), l-carnitine, rosemary extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
30.0%
Fat: (min)
2.0%
Fiber: (max)
8.3%
Carbs: (est)
43.7%
Ash: (est)
6.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
33%
Fat: (min)
2%
Fiber: (max)
9%
Carbs: (est)
49%
Ash: (est)
7%
Calories: (est)
275/100g

*Note that 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 and moisture in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Optionally, manufacturers may also publish a product's ash content. When they are not published an average of 3% ash for wet food, and 6% ash for dry food, will be used. Because exact nutritional percentages are not available and 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. Any other manufacturer published values in a product's Guaranteed Analysis is done at the manufacture's discretion, and is not used in any of the calculations done by CatFoodDB.

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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