Iams Premium Protection
Rating: | Price: $$$$ | Website
You’ve got to hand it to Iams, they have a heck of a marketing campaign. I’ve seen large displays for this food, showing a doctor (almost life size) and a bunch of vials showing just how balanced this food is. Of course the vials don’t really have the ingredients in them, but it’s still an interesting display. Unfortunately, they count on people not being educated, b/c they actually boast about having corn in this food. Corn is not easily digested, is a high source of food allergies, and isn’t a good nutritional choice for cats.
Not only that, but they’re using by-products as a prominent ingredient. No food that really seriously is putting that much thought into what they’re feeding the cats would put by-products in the food. At least give the cats a quality meat source, not beaks, heads and feet.
On the good side, chicken is the first ingredient and they do include fish oil for beneficial fatty acids. That’s about all, though. I can’t recommend this, especially for the very hefty price tag.
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What’s good about this food….
Chicken is first, chicken meal later in ingredients, fish oil.
….and what’s not so good.
By-products are top protein source, lots of corn.
Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Corn Grits, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Meal, Dried Egg Product, Natural Chicken Flavor, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Sodium Bisulfate, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, 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), Fructooligosaccharides, Brewers Dried Yeast, Choline Chloride, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), L-Carnitine, Rosemary Extract.