Iams Healthy Naturals (with Natural Chicken)
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The “Healthy Naturals” line from Iams is moderately better than their base Iams line, but not by much. Plus, is it saying much to say that any food is better than Iams? It’s like saying what you’re eating is more nutritious than a Big Mac…we need to know HOW MUCH more nutritious it is…and like I said, this is only moderately (read: a little) better.
There’s good here and there’s bad. Chicken being the number one ingredient is good (even if it’s BEFORE dehydration weight), and so is having chicken meal as the 6th. It’s great to see eggs included for the proteins, and fish oil for the Omega fatty acids. It is not, however, good to see by-products sitting in the 2nd slot, or corn meal in the 3rd. Brewers rice is a waste of space in the 4th slot as well. At least they used a quality grain for number 5: barley.
So in the end, it’s a mix. The additions of apples, carrots and peas are a nice touch. If you’re going to buy your food at Walmart, this may be the best you can do. I’d ask that any pet owner get away from grocery stores to buy pet food, but this is the least offensive. It could have been much better, though.
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What’s good about this food….
Chicken is first ingredient, chicken meal included, fish oil is present, barley.
….and what’s not so good.
By-products are top protein source, corn is top grain used, meat content is suspect.
Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Brewer Rice, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Natural Chicken Flavor, Sodium Bisulfate, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Animal Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), DL-Methionine, Dried Apple Pomace, Dried Carrots, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Peas, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Niacin, Ascorbic Acid, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Folic Acid), Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Dried Spinach, Dried Tomato, Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Rosemary Extract.