IAMS dog food, opinions?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by amberrichardsonn, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. amberrichardsonn

    amberrichardsonn Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 15, 2011
    I have recently changed my dogs food to Iams, he likes it and eats at his set mealtimes, but he has been on 'beta' 'bakers' and other foods, im from the UK, what is the best food around?
  2. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2011
    if you can go with nutro if you can i dunno about the area you live but around here nutro is just a tiny bit less exspensive then iams and much better quality
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Nutro was a nightmare for my dog--he has allergies and this food made it 10x worse:( It was 36$ for a 24 lb bag-it was sensitive skin formula...not so much...
  4. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    If I remember correctly, Iams contains corn meal. You should not feed your dog anything that contains corn products of any kind as an ingredient.

    Taste Of The Wild is the best dog food there is. It's pricey, but it's really good for your dog.

    I would never feed my animal Iams or Science Diet unless all the other dog food on the planet was gone. They are not really any better than Gravy Train or Alpo, just fancier packaging and better marketing agencies.

    If you have a Costco membership, there is a corn-free/soy-free/wheat-free dog food that they sell that's actually pretty good for your dog. Comes in a green bag. My dog likes the lamb & rice formula.
  5. shadowpaints

    shadowpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2009
    Rigby, Idaho
    i personally wouldnt feed IAMs, i have a friend that delivers some of the meat ingredients to one of the factories, and the things that go into that food, and how bad it stinks when he picks it up, is BAD. please go with something better if you can. we have fed Nutro and had no problems, i like natures recipe, and wellness, if i could get taste of the wild here, i would. but we are feeding Blue Buffalo.
    but i know many people that feed iams and have no issues with it..
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Diamond brand is pretty good, as far as I'm concered. It's wht I feed my dogs and cat...
  7. ChickenScratchin

    ChickenScratchin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2011
    We feed Royal Canin...lots of different formulas and have never had allergy or digestion issues. It is pricey, but we find even picky eaters will eat it well, there are good kibble sizes for different sized dogs, and they tend to need less of it than some less-nutritious brands.

    We've tried Iams in the past and were not too impressed. Coats became dull and had issues with digestion.

    Just remember to mix the old and the new over a week or two to avoid stomach upset with a big change all at once.
  8. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    Quote:this is true of most commercial dog foods. 3D meat is the primary ingredient. There are also many people who feed Ol' Roy and have no issues. Dogs evolved as scavengers, so they can live on pretty much any food. You never know the difference unless you put them on a better food and realize how much of a difference it makes.

    Find a food that your dog does good on and is in your price range. Not all dogs have an issue with corn, but since they aren't cattle I do think it shouldn't be any of the top 3 ingredients. Many foods use it because it is a super cheap source of protein.
  9. SkinNFluff

    SkinNFluff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2011
    Harrison County Indiana
    Quote:i will second totw. we free feed this to our border collies and chinese crested and they love it. since going grain free their over all health has improved, energy levels have increased, gas had decreased to nearly none, and they poop a whole lot less. to top it off they are only eating about 1/4 -1/3rd of the kibble they use to eat and packed on a healthy amount of pounds. so in my case even though the food costs more we are spending a lot less money to keep their bellies full.
  10. kooltex

    kooltex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2009
    NE Tx
    I feed taste of the wild. Pricey yes, but my dog eats less of it than he did of the cheaper food, so it really comes out even in the long run. Plus he really likes it.

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