Petsumer Report Review of the Month
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Iams Pet Food
Iams Healthy Naturals Adult Lamb Meal & Rice Dog Food Dry
Petsumer Report Rating
Lamb Meal, Brewers Rice, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Grits, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Monosodium Phosphate, Salt, Flax Meal, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Apple Pomace, Dried Carrots, Choline Chloride, Dried Peas, Fructooligosaccharides, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), DL-Methionine, Dried Spinach, Dried Tomatoes, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamins (Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Vitamin E Supplement, Beta-Carotene, Citric Acid, Rosemary Extract.
Crude Protein: 22% minimum Crude Fat: 10% minimum
Crude Fiber: 4% Moisture: 10%
Calories: 337.6 kcal/per cup
The Iams Representative stated ingredients are human grade/human quality; no information provided if ingredients are USDA inspected and approved.
Country of Origin
Company stated ingredients are sourced from World suppliers.
Supplements can be/are sourced from China. Contains by-products.
Dry and canned foods are manufactured at company owned plants in Ohio, Nebraska and North Carolina.
Manufacturer states shelf life is 18 months; this would mean the ‘Best by’ date on the packaging is 18 months past the date the food was made (method for the consumer to determine how fresh or old the food is).
- Manufacturer states ingredients are human grade; no information provided if ingredients are USDA inspected and approved.
- Contains Flaxseed – health promoting ingredients.
- Supplements can be sourced from China; risk of poor quality control.
- This food does not appear to contain probiotics (friendly bacteria that benefits the intestinal system and in turn the immune system of the pet).
- The mineral listings do not read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption).
- Contains chicken by-product meal; ingredient determined by the FDA to be possibly contain euthanized animals.
- Contains grain ingredients prone to deadly molds.
- Contains genetically modified (GM) grain ingredients linked to health risks.
- Contains DL-Methionine, a synthetic amino acid.
Chinese foods/ingredients have been linked to numerous recalls over many years. Not all foods/ingredients sourced from China are risk, however proper quality control remains a significant concern with Chinese imports.
The pet food ingredients By-Product Meal, Meat and Bone Meal, Animal Fat and Animal Digest can be made from horrendous ingredients. This pet food contains one or more of these ingredients. To read detailed information of what can be included in these ingredients, Click Here.
This pet food contains a meat meal ingredients such as Chicken Meal. This company includes “some bone” in meat meal ingredients. High level of bone in some meat meal ingredients is linked to high levels of fluoride; high levels of fluoride is linked to bone cancer. Click Here to learn more about meat meal ingredients.
Grains such as corn, wheat or soy (one or more included in this pet food) are prone to develop molds known as mycotoxins. Mycotoxins have been responsible for numerous recalls. While pet foods are supposed to test for these deadly molds, small amounts can go undetected. Science shows that even in small amounts mycotoxins can be a serious risk to pets. To learn more about Mycotoxins, Click Here.
There are many unknowns with genetically modified (GM) ingredients. Recent science has linked GM corn to kidney and liver disease. This pet food provides no guarantee to consumers if they use GM ingredients. Click Here and or Here to read more about GM grains and their risk.
The pet food ingredient “egg product” is nondescript. Egg product could be whole USDA inspected eggs, or it could be sourced from broken, damaged eggs rejected for use in human food.
This pet food contains a synthetic amino acid DL-Methionine. Click Here to read more about this supplement.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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