Iams Cat Food

Iams Cat Food

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Original review: May 20, 2023

A few years ago, my cat was diagnosed with cystitis of her bladder. My vet recommended a urinary diet. I picked up a bag of the Iams urinary dry cat food. I did the week of slowly introducing old to new for a week. She started vomiting as more of the Iams was added. On it exclusively, she was vomiting every day. She didn't want to eat it until she HAD too, and when she did, she couldn't keep it down. I mentioned this to my vet. He couldn't anything wrong with my cat, so we assumed she was eating too fast. (Even though she never did in the past) 2 and a half bags later, she still couldn't keep it down, so I got her a bag of Blue Buffalo. When she started eating that, her vomiting immediately stopped. I have read other reports wth similar stories. Will definitely never buy ANY Iams product.

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Original review: Jan. 23, 2022

I have 2 cats, a mom and her baby. Iams satisfies both of them without breaking my pocketbook. They are eating less, and helping to keep mamma's weight down! I have noticed since I switched, their feces is not as fragrant as it used to be. I am very happy with it.

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    Original review: Jan. 12, 2022

    I have 2 cats that were originally feral, that were born under my house and abandoned by their mother. I took them in at about 10 days old, weaned them, and they have been eating Iams ever since. They are now 11 years old, happy and healthy!

    3 people found this review helpful
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    Original review: Jan. 11, 2022

    If my cat pounds on my door every morning at 5 am in order to just have HIS partially full/empty bowl of IAMS FULL…must mean something special about this food since I have never been woken up regularly just fill a bowl up by any cat ever out of 7 cats owned over a 40 year timeframe.

    2 people found this review helpful
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    Original review: Jan. 10, 2022

    I was given coupons, tried it and it made cat sick. I tried it twice as I didn't understand the first time that it actually was the cat food but she got sick again. I don't buy Iams cat food and she doesn't get sick.

    2 people found this review helpful
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    Original review: Jan. 9, 2022

    My Veterinarian recommend Iams for your Siamese Cat and we lost her after 17 years of age. Our new Tabby Cat is on Iams and is very frisky at 12 years old. We have had very good success with Iams and we would highly recommend Iams Cat Food.

    4 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Jan. 8, 2022

    Our cats like Friskies wet food and Iams hard food. It seems to be a good variety. If you require more information just feed the foods listed to your cat/s and take notice of the results. That will be the best test. Regards and best results. JB

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Sept. 20, 2021

    I just have to share this, b/c I'm not the only one apparently. I fed my approx. 9-year-old cat this dry food. He had never eaten it before. He got diarrhea, threw-up twice lots of food, both of which he has never experienced before with any other new food. I thought he just didn't like the new food, but he had never reacted like this before. I took no mind, but then he gradually would not eat and then not drink any water at all! He lost weight dramatically and became weak, boney and lost his personality. It was alarming and horrific!

    I finally got to the doctor about one month after he first ate this food, and he was anemic, dehydrated, and signs of kidney disease and other issues! He was dying. We tried to help him get better, but he eventually had to be put down after one week of being treated. I am devastated and strongly believe that the Iams Digestive and Skin dry food killed my cat. I'm alone and he was my emotional support cat and, after reading other peoples' experience, I'm 99% certain this food killed him. I'm not adopting again because I'm elderly, and am donating cat food to shelter; however, I am THROWING AWAY THIS POISON FOOD CALLED IAMS!

    3 people found this review helpful
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    Original review: Jan. 4, 2021

    We have always fed our previous pets (cats and dog) Iams. Several weeks ago we rescued a stray cat who had an upper respiratory infection, approximately 3-4 year old polydactyl male, and I immediately started feeding him Iams Dry Healthy Adult. He had been hanging around my husband's work for months, and he was feeding him some generic cat food. When he brought him home, we took him to the vet, and after antibiotics the upper respiratory infection is gone. However, about 3-4 days after he brought him home, he started drinking a TON of bottled water (approx. 16+ oz. a day), and had severe diarrhea that he didn't initially have, which lasted for weeks.

    After numerous vet appointments, Pro-Pectalin, probiotics, prescription canned food, etc., our vet suggested switching his dry food (we always left a bowl down for him) to Purina One Sensitive Stomach, which is working wonders. Now I'm concerned after reading reviews on this site and having bloodwork drawn tomorrow to check his kidney and liver function. Not that I can prove it since he was a feral cat, but I'll be extremely disappointed if this is all a result of Iams, a brand we have always trusted.

    6 people found this review helpful
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    Original review: Jan. 2, 2021

    Do NOT use this brand, my perfectly healthy active 6 month old kitten has been eating blue buffalos kitten food since he was about 8 weeks old, recently purchased Iams Proactive Kitten food bag (purple bag) bc my store had a cash back deal and bag states to be super packed with nutritional ingredients so I thought win win, he was on it for 3 days and was a completely different cat. It was so sad to see and hurts that I “caused it”.

    DAY 1: he ate all the dry food (iams) mixed with wet food as I usually do (blue Buffalo wet) and slept earlier than usually that night. DAY 2: I woke up and my cat was asleep in the corner under my bed (usually is asleep right next to me). I thought nothing of it and feed him as usual same iams dry food mixed with blue Buffalo wet, again he ate everything and later in the day I noticed he started becoming very lethargic (super sleepy/ no energy at all). It was so bad I had to get up and walk to him to touch him to make sure he was alive, I thought maybe he had a rough day or maybe tired himself out bad.

    DAY 3: woke up to the same thing, feed him. He ate just a lil portion of what I usually give him, by the afternoon he just started throwing up repeatedly, meowing more than usual and you could see the pain in his eyes. I immediately jumped on my phone and did some further investigation on possible explanations, nothing other than the food change had happened recently so I googled reviews on the product and it’s sad to see there are way too many reviews on iams dry food products stating previously HEALTHY CATS are vomiting repeatedly, loss of appetite, extremely lethargic, to even death after owners switch to IAMS, I immediately empty his bowl, replaced it with straight blue Buffalo wet food (he wasn’t drinking much water by now and he had to be dehydrated from vomiting so much so he’ll get it from the wet food). Held him for comfort and called it a night.

    DAY 4: I switched back to blue Buffalo dry food along with continuing to mix it with the blue Buffalo wet and he ate it all, he was still very sleepy and throw up once more in the afternoon but was better. DAY 5: he finally slept with me in bed and seemed to have more energy (not as normal) but definitely an improvement. He did not vomit and was back to drinking a normal amount of water. DAY 6: he is way better taking his normal naps and having his wild burst of energy moments throughout the day, it was the most scariest 3 days ever. I’m so glad I figured it out before some reviewers that unfortunately lost their cat before realizing it was the iams food.

    9 people found this review helpful
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    Iams Cat Food author review by Dr. Ken Tudor

    Iams Cat Food is a company dedicated to providing pets with the best food possible. Iams was founded on the philosophy that pets need to be given the best nutrition possible. Since its founding, Iams has relentlessly researched new ways to improve their recipes and to ensure that their customers' furry family members are provided with all they deserve.

    • Quality products: Iams never cuts corners when making their pet food, they ensure that all the ingredients they use can pass very rigorous test to ensure that they are safe for your pets.

    • Tireless research: Iams' research has always resulted in groundbreaking new foods, they were the first to use many new types of food that better cater to the way your pet is supposed to eat.

    • Innovative thinking: The company's research has always been centered around their innovative ideas, these ideas have led to healthier and higher quality foods.

    • Food safety: They consistently surpasses all regulations placed on food production safety with their superior production guidelines, this ensures that your pet is provided with the best possible food and not anything that is unhealthy for them.

    • Full refund guarantee: If a consumer is dissatisfied with any Iams product, Iams offers a 100% confidence guarantee and will provide a full refund for their product.

    by Dr. Ken Tudor Pet Food Advisor

    A recognized expert and leader in pet nutrition, Dr. Ken Tudor has written over 200 articles on the subject. He also has a featured weekly blog on petMD, is published in major veterinary journals and is a frequent internet media guest expert. He is the founder of Hearthstone Homemade, a recipe and supplement program for pet parents wishing to feed nutritious homemade dog food.

    Iams Cat Food Company Information

    Company Name:
    Iams Cat Food
    Year Founded:
    8700 S Mason Montgomery Rd
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    United States