Iams (Natural Chicken)

The now well known “Healthy Naturals” petfood line from Iams is a bit better than some of their other products but not much better. Like the Iams (Original with Tuna) this is a bit better and the price is much lower. Let’s look at what is in the bag for the price you are paying.

The product starts off well enough with chicken as its main source of animal protein and then follows with chicken by-products.

After the main sources of animal protein, it goes where the rest of the brand normally goes and that is into grains. They have added some chicken meat and eggs as added protein sources further down the line in terms of overall weight. Fish oil has also been added for omega fatty acids and they have added a bit of good grain in such as barley.

They have finished off the product with a multivitamin and also added apples and peas into the dog food which you would normally only find in the high-end products. Overall the product is good and is well within the price range in which they market it.

What is good about this food

It comes as a good price with a good source of protein being chicken and a bit of chicken meal added in some vegetables to balance off the diet. This is more likely than not the best food you are going to find at your local Walmart store next to Kirkland dog food. Between the two I would rate Kirkland a battered food and this playing second fiddle. Its a well-balanced product for the mass consumer market and much better than the other products they offer such as Iams Original which is overpriced.

Ingredients: 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.