Please note that CatFoodDB may earn a small commission on purchases made via links on this site. Thank you for your support!Overall, Iams Proactive Health Healthy Kitten 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.
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 Healthy Kitten 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.In this case, Iams Proactive Health Healthy Kitten'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 Healthy Kitten also contains as top ingredients 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, ground whole grain corn, corn gluten meal and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, Iams Proactive Health Healthy Kitten has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Iams Proactive Health Healthy Kitten has approximately 298 calories per 100g (84 calories/ounce), which is 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 as published by the cat food manufacturer:
chicken, chicken by-product meal, ground whole grain corn, ground sorghum, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), corn gluten meal, dried plain beet pulp, natural flavor, dried egg product, potassium chloride, fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), choline chloride, brewers dried yeast, salt, calcium carbonate, dl-methionine, 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), inositol, vitamin d3 supplement, folic acid), taurine, minerals (zinc oxide, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide), rosemary extract
Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*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.