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As many readers will be aware I have rescued animals. My local rescue centre, Wood Green Animal Shelter recommends Iams for its animals. I know that Proctor and Gamble makes them, so am a little reluctant to buy this product. Max (my five toothed Tabby) is always hungry. Two weeks ago I ran out of James Well Beloved for Max, so at 6am in the morning I sent Shane down to Tesco’s to get some dried food for Max. Shane turned up with Iams so here is my opinion of the product.
Iams claims to ‘help your cat enjoy a long, active, healthy life'. It is a complete and balanced diet that works in conjunction with the immune system of the cat. It caters for all the life stages of the animal, from kitten to senior cat and all stages in between.
Remember to have plenty of water avalible when feeding any animal dried food.
Iams contains no added colorants, flavourings or preservatives, so may be ideal to use for a cat with a sensitive stomach. Do check with your vet first for dietary advice.
Slowly introduce this dried diet, ideally over a period of four to five days. Advice on the amount to feed a cat is given on the bags. If your cat uses a litter tray you will be able to observe you pets stools becoming firmer and a little less smelly! This is due to the higher content of fibre within their diet.
I find died food ideal for Max as he only has five teeth and Iams contains calcium and essential minerals for strong bones and teeth.
**Types of Iams**
*Iams Adult* This is for the adult domestic cat with no medical conditions.
*Iams Hairball Control* This product has a natural fibre to help reduce the formation of hairballs by generally carrying the hairballs though the alimentary canal and out though the stools.
*Iams Kitten* This product is designed for the younger cat.
*Iams Light* This food is the cat’s equivalent to ‘Weight Watcher’ from Heinz! It contains around 40% less fat than the other adult varieties.
*Iams Senior* This is designed to help compensated with the changes to the cat’s immune system as they get older.
All in all the out lay for Iams is expensive. 100g of dried food is more expensive than Friskies Gourmet and I think that 31p for a 100g tray is a little excessive!
The prices below are those quoted by Tescos so may vary for pet shop to pet shop. My advice is to shop around.
Hannah - Iams are probably the worst for animal testing. They have a horrific record. Wulise - great review, have you thought about adding something about the animal testing side of things?
mrs_dodger 02.12.2003 00:56
my cat dooby loves this stuff! I even put him on the light stuff and it worked - it got his weight down for the next check up at the vets lol...but it's probably gone back up again now ;) good op steph xx