Rating: | Price: $$$ | WebsiteIams starts off right by putting a meat “meal” as the top ingredient. That’s the way to begin, and it should be the primary ingredient. After that, it sort of falls apart with brewers rice (alcohol by-product bought cheaply) and corn meal (worthless to dogs). Sorghum is thought of as a middle of the road grain. More corn follows it up, and then a by-product which I was really hoping NOT to see in a food that costs as much as Iams does. They can afford to use quality parts of the chicken without resorting to disgusting by-products.
They pick up a bit at the end with using fish meal, as well as eggs. Whole grain barley is a solid grain as well, but it’s way too late in the list for it to make up for all of the corn in this food.
The verdict is that it’s better than Science Diet, but far inferior to the premium foods out there that won’t comprimise quality. Giving it 3 stars just didn’t seem to add up here, so it gets 2.
Where to buy?
We recommend Only Natural Pet Store as an ethical retailer selling high quality pet foods:
What’s good about this food….
Lamb meal is first, barley is used as grain, fish meal.
….and what’s not so good.
Brewers rice is 2nd, far too much corn, by-products used, brewers yeast present.
Lamb Meal, Brewers Rice, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Corn Grits, Chicken By-Product Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Ground Whole Grain Barley, Dried Beet Pulp, Fish Meal, Chicken Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, 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), Caramel, Choline Chloride, Flax Meal, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), DL-Methionine, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Monosodium Phosphate, Rosemary Extract.