Iams Cat Food

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Nov. 3, 2019

My 12 year old cat has been on Iams since a kitten. He has recently starting vomiting within 5 min of eating Iams. He does not throw up when he eats chicken, fish and wet cat food. I have thrown out all the Iams we have in the house.

19 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Oct. 10, 2019

I have a 3 year old neutered male cat who was recently diagnosed with FIC. The be recommended I change his food to one of the urinary tract health cat foods. I started with Purina One urinary tract health and he hated it. He was barely eating so I decided to try this Iams food. He loved it, but later that same day he started having diarrhea. I thought it was just from switching foods again. The next day he was still eating but the diarrhea persisted and he started becoming lethargic and dehydrated. I will never feed this kind of food to my cat again. I'm also so glad that other people wrote reviews on here about this food. It has probably saved his life.

18 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Oct. 8, 2019

I have been buying Iams a long time for my 2 cats. For starters does everyone know that Iams cat food brand is owned.by the Mars Candy Company. Just found that out after doing a little research. Anytime I buy. Iams cat food from Walmart my cats get sick. Or they won't eat it. And the Iams at Walmart the dry food orange bag anytime I bought that at Walmart. It's a lot darker the morsels then when I buy same thing in other places. It's a lot lighter. Seems like Walmart get the low grade Iams. Lol I will no longer buy Iams. Their product is terrible and scary seeing my cat get sick from it.

18 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Sept. 28, 2019

I'm reporting this in the hopes that Iams pet food is investigated. In fact, I demand it. I think it's very important that we divulge what state we're from, and also where we bought our Iams Cat Food. We live in Iowa and we've always bought Iams Proactive Health cat food at WalMart. In August, 2019, our much loved large breed cat stopped eating his Iams Proactive Health cat food. He's been eating Iams since the day we brought him home as a kitten.

Beginning in early August, he began acting like he was quite ill. I would feed him his Iams, but he would just sit and stare at his food bowl. He was vomiting green bile daily. He was drinking more water than usual. He stopped grooming himself and his beautiful coat looked horrible. Because he wasn't grooming himself he developed severe matting in his fur. He was lethargic, and he wasn't the social cat we were used to. Instead of being the energetic, sociable cat he once was, he would hide underneath our bed all day, and all night. The light in his eyes was gone.

He weighed well over 15 pounds, before he stopped eating, but when the veterinarian saw him, he'd lost five pounds! What's interesting is that our cat would not eat his Iams, but he was very interested in eating the dog's food. The veterinarian thought that was rather odd, and so did we. That said, dog food is not good for felines.

The veterinarian kept him for several hours and said she'd call us when she was done doing blood work and examining him. She phoned us two hours later, and we went in to hear news that completely shattered our world. She said all four veterinarians in the pet clinic were in agreement that our cat has B-Cell Lymphoma. We asked if his blood tests were normal, and they were. But she said all of his symptoms were spot on for B-Cell Lymphoma. B-Cell Lymphoma is a blood cancer that develops in the lymph nodes. She added that his lymph nodes felt normal. But again, noted that it was odd that he was hungry for dog food.

She referred us to an emergency clinic for an ultrasound, a bone marrow biopsy, and chemotherapy.

This is a breakdown of the cost: Office visit : $125, Ultrasound : 426, Bone Marrow Biopsy : $2,231, Chemotherapy : $3,000 to $5,000. Because he wanted to eat dog food, on a hunch, I bought a different brand of food; Little Friskies Indoor Delight. He started eating like there was no tomorrow. I waited to report this because I wanted to be absolutely certain there was something wrong with the Iams food.

To date, 9/28/19, he has gained all of his weight back. He's grooming himself, he's not vomited once, and he's back to his normal energetic self. Please, PLEASE, PLEASE do some investigating into Iams Cat Food! Our little Papillon dog later developed similar symptoms while eating Iams Proactive Health food. I will post about this later.

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25 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Sept. 21, 2019

I am a TICA and CFA registered breeder and I recently switched jobs so my budget was a little tighter in between pay checks. I went out and purchased 5 bags of Iams dry cat food both the orange and turquoise bags from Walmart to tide my cats over for a few weeks while my pay is worked out. My cats did ok the first few days and then started vomiting projectile piles of cat food. I have several zones where my cats are housed and any new cats or cats set to leave are quarantined as well. Being that some of my cats do not ever interact with one another (studs for example) and the fact that there was vomit from each cat who ate the food I know there is something going on with the food itself. I will also be contacting Iams to try to be refunded for this as my cats cannot eat it obviously. One of my cats threw up so many times I have had to administer subcutaneous fluids for him. Please look into what is happening with your food!

18 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Sept. 12, 2019

We've been giving our 2.5-year old cat IAMS Hairball Care Adult Cat Dry Food mixed with wet food for two years. 4 weeks ago, he started vomiting on a daily basis. First, he was repeating to eat and vomit and he started eating less and less every day while waiting for the appointment with our vet. It looked like vomiting and not eating made his sick worse. Only he was eating was his favorite treats at the end and one day he completely stopped eating and drinking water.

I knew if a cat does not eat even for 24 hours it could damage their organs so on the second day without eating, we could no longer wait the appointment and took him to an emergency. He has got the IV and got a x-ray, an ultrasound, and a blood test but the vet could not figure out why he was not eating and said he is a very healthy cat based on all test results and there is no reason that he is refusing to eat.

We took him home after two days in the emergency and he was given medications for anti-acid/vomiting and an appetite stimulant. Next day of the emergency, he started eating boiled chicken breast. It was less than 1 ounce at each meal but it was better nothing. We continued daily medications and syringe-feeding to force him to eat twice. He lost 4 lb in 4 weeks and he got so skinny so we were very glad to see him eating more and more without throwing up day by day and his grown appetite. After about a week of feeding chicken breast, we decided to try feeding him his regular wet food little by little mixing with chicken breast and he was eating them fine without getting sick until he was given dry food.

After eating just wet food for a few days, we mixed a few pieces of dry food with wet food in the morning and we increased dry food little by little on each meal. At the night of the second day we gave him dry food, he vomited all food he ate all over in our bed room. Then I decided to research about IAMS food and found these reviews. I should have done it earlier but after I saw all reviews there was no doubt the bag of dry food go to our garbage.

17 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Aug. 22, 2019

I have been feeding my 2 cats Iams dry cat food for years. About 4 weeks ago my 10 yr old cat started vomiting once or twice a day. I got her to the vet who gave her a shot to make her stop vomiting and put her on an antibiotic in case she had a bacterial infection that was causing her to vomit. I leave the cat food out for my cats at all times. Within 2 hrs of the shot, cat vomited again. While on the antibiotic, she went two days without vomiting but started back up.

I have an appointment on Friday to get the blood panel work done since she is still vomiting. In between all of this, my other cat vomited once and then tonight they are BOTH vomiting. I Googled Iams and vomiting and came across all these reviews tonight. I ran to the store and have bought a bag of Rachael Ray Nutrish and have thrown out the Iams. Will be showing the reviews to my vet on Friday. Along with this, my 10 yr old cat’s fur over time has gotten rough, shedding like crazy, and has patches of skin that look like bad dandruff, plus just lays around A LOT, which matches what all of these other posts are saying. What is our recourse?

16 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Aug. 20, 2019

We originally started getting our kittens Blue healthy kitten food and they loved it, but as they hit a year old we decided to try Science diet urinary tract dry food because we were told cats are susceptible to UTI'S and our local store didn't carry anything like that in Blue brand. We did notice occasional vomiting so thought it was the brand and switched to Iams. Almost immediately they were both vomiting undigested food. Projectile vomiting at times and then the one sickly kitty became lethargic, sleeping more than usual, crabbier than usual and then heavy salivating so today we decided to just switch them back to Blue and I recently added a probiotics immune booster to their canned food. I decided to see if their were any complaints on this food and found this site with reviews with similar problems and wise! I'm so glad that we decided to switch before it was too late. Never again will I buy this brand.

14 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: July 21, 2019

We have 12 cats so I decided to give them some variety in the dry food we give them. A few years ago I began buying Iams dry food in various types to have alongside the Purina blue food I give them. For a long time the cats ate either type in the same quantity. About 6 months ago I noticed they were not eating the Iams, and would not eat until I put the Purina out for them. Not even the feral cats on the porch would eat it. I came looking for a way to ask Iams if they had changed their recipe, and found these warnings. I threw away the 3 bags of Iams I had just bought and am looking for a new "other food" to give them.

14 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: July 1, 2019

I bought the food at Chewy.com but I am not putting a receipt in here. You will have to trust that I actually bought this food. In April, I decided to see if I could give my (older) cats something different and tasty to eat. So I bought Iams Cat Food. Iams Urinary tract formula. What I am reading in these reviews match my experience VERY closely. I have male/female siblings, the male was pretty unhealthy, so I thought it a coincidence that he became lethargic and sort of ill. He then died of a (not diagnosed) problem that from what I have read matched symptoms of congestive heart failure or feline asthma.

I continued to feed the female the food mixed 1:1 with a lower calorie urinary tract formula food they ate for years. After a few months she is showing the same symptoms as the male did. Lethargy, hair lose, dry/unhealthy hair, coughing fits, and additionally constant (unusual) thirst. This has scared me enough to throw out the remainder of the food and start again feeding the (Purina) urinary tract formula. If you are feeding this food and see these symptoms, STOP! The death I saw of the first cat was horrible and traumatic... gasping for breath and obviously terrified! I would avoid feeding this food and find something else. I very much wish I had read the reviews before I bought the stuff!

14 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: June 24, 2019

I purchased Iams Proactive Health, Healthy Senior today. I mixed a bit in with her current food and she ate it up pretty quick. I’m not even sure why but I decided to read some reviews and became terrified from everything I read. About an hour after she ate, she was just acting very strange almost like she was confused, I could tell she wasn’t herself and became sick and puked most of it up. I tossed the bag out. I just wanted to share my experience in hopes to save anyone else from putting their car in danger from this toxic food. Blows my mind that companies can sell this crap.

19 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: June 16, 2019

The only reason I gave them 1 star is because they wouldn't allow keeping them all blank. I started feeding our 3 cats Iams Urinary Tract dry food in January to give them something different. By March, 1 cat, who had been healthy died unexpectedly of Kidney failure. He started losing weight right after I started them on it, but, I just thought it was because I was restricting his food intake to get him to lose weight. But, he lost 5lbs from February, when he was last at the vet to March when he died. Now, my 2 other cats are starting to throw up on a daily basis after eating their dried food (they don't get sick when I feed them their Friskies canned food at night), and their stools are now black.

After reading these reviews, I am convinced this food killed my 1 cat & is now hurting my 2 others. I will be throwing out what we have left of the Iams today, after reading these other reviews and heading to Target to get the Purina I was buying before. Someone needs to look in to the problems with this food before anyone else loses their furry loved one.

9 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: June 7, 2019

Bought Iams food when pet store was out of our usual Purina product. Within one week I realized my cat was drinking much more water - as much as 24 oz. in a day - and producing copious amounts of urine. His normally silky coat had become coarse and dry. There was some weight loss and an obvious decrease in energy. I thought to check online and discovered many complaints about this brand causing serious health problems in cats. We immediately resumed using the Purina brand. In 4 days my cat was drinking reasonable amounts of water and urine output had returned to normal. He looks better and seems much more his old self. I hate to think what might have happened had my cat continued to consume the Iams food.

13 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: May 22, 2019

I have had three cats die May 2019 and the only thing I have done is feed them Iams Cat Food. Recently I mixed in Iams Adult urinary tract health nonprescription food. I've had some vomiting, and three dead. There are no warning signs except they may eat less until the day they die when you may noticed faster or labored breathing, fluid build up in their abdomen, chest and heart. They are dying of kidney failure within the day. I have reported this to the FDA today 5-22-19.

33 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: May 16, 2019

On a whim I decided to buy a bag of Iams Weight & Hairball Control (light blue bag). This is the first time my cats have ever tried any Iams food. After 2 days of feeding my 3 cats this food they became sick with one cats almost dying. They all three became very lethargic “out of it” acting the first day. The second day of feeding the cats Iams food 2 of them were still lethargic, not eating or drinking and our oldest cat was in bad shape. He could barely walk, his face was swollen and he kept his mouth open and shaking. He looked very bad and we thought he was dying.

We took the oldest cat to the vet and they could not find anything wrong with except for he was a little dehydrated. The vet figure he had got ahold of a bug or a frog and sent him home with us. We had not yet suspected the food. The next morning all 3 cats were still not well and our oldest was in very bad shape. I started to suspect the food and removed it from their bowl and gave them their regular food. We then took our oldest one back to the vet where they still could not figure out what was going on. The vet gave him a steroid shot and some antibiotics and sent him home again.

Since stopping the Iams food and switching back to our original food, 2 of the cats are back to normal. The oldest cat is getting better but is still not back to his normal self. The only change that could have sickened my cats was me giving them Iams food. They got sick after eating it and got better when I stopped giving it to them. It only took 3 days of feeding them Iams to almost kill them. I will never ever feed my animals another Iams product again. Food that acts like poison should be pulled from the shelves. Waiting on blood work results to confirm what made them cats sick. If it’s the food (which I’m 99% sure it was) Iams will be paying my vet bills.

17 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: May 12, 2019

Recently I got some Iams Perfect Portions cat food. I usually get the Sheba brand, but I thought our cat would like something different. Well, this food makes our cat throw up - and it happened twice, shortly after eating this cat food. So it's definitely this company because it never happened with the Sheba cat food. I appreciate others' comments, and I agree: don't feed Iams cat food to your cat. I'll never buy this again!

13 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: May 7, 2019

I picked up a bag of Iams Healthy Cat dry food. I thought, “It is Iams; it has to be good.” One tortoiseshell cat died mysteriously. Fine one day; dead the next. Gable, my oldest cat who was reasonably healthy, started sleeping an awful lot and losing weight. I thought it was her old age. She died Sunday. I had a rescue kitten who, again, was healthy and active. It died an hour after Gable died.

This morning I heard one of the other cats give a loud cry; I found it dead. Nothing has changed here as far as cleaning products, cat litter, only the food. I started looking for whatever happened when I found this website. I also noticed on the Iams package something about being imported from Malaysia. Was this food responsible for the death of these otherwise healthy cats? Another thing I noticed was the amount of water that was being consumed. Usually I fill up the bowls first thing every morning. Recently, it has been three or four times a day. So much of what I read on here sounds like my fur babies. I am beside myself that I could have caused this simply by buying a different brand of food.

23 people found this review helpful
Rated with 3 stars
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Original review: April 24, 2019

My cat likes the food but there have been several times when she's thrown up a few minutes later. Also, I can't find a recycling symbol for the bag. Because of those two factors, I'm going to try a few other brands.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: April 16, 2019

I have been feeding my 11 year old cat Iams all his life with no problems. Recently I have noticed he is losing weight and not really wanting to eat his Iams. I took him to the vet last week and he has lost half a kilo in weight and his coat has started parting. We had blood and urine test done and came back with no abnormalities. The vet and myself decided to monitor his weight for a couple of weeks and see if he loses anymore before we go ahead with a scan. I then thought about the change of packaging and wondered if Iams had changed the formula. I then came across all these reviews and they are the same symptoms as Khan has. Have spoken to the vet and told them of my find. Will now be going to get a different food and will never use this again. If this is the case the people who have written previous reviews have saved me hundreds of pounds so thank you.

17 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: March 17, 2019

We started our three cats on Iams adult cat food about a month-and-a-half ago. The cats seemed to like it at first, but then each of them started throwing up little bits of cat food after they ate it. Two of my cats have become very lethargic and lay around almost 24/7 now. Their coats have gone from beautiful and shiny, to dull and Messy looking. I came online to look at Iams recipes and found so many reviews about this cat food that resemble my review. We are changing our food today. I will never go back to Iams. Our cats have the same symptoms these other cats have and we had lost two kittens previously for unexplained reasons, also eating Iams food. I am sickened at what this company has become.

I used to work in retail and sell this product in the 80s. It was one of the very highest rated products and it had earned that rating. Now it has earned 0 Stars although that was not an option. So I gave it one. We are switching to Blue Buffalo Wilderness which is lots of protein and no grain. We bought several bags of cracked corn to feed my pheasants with in the winter where we live and many of them came with mold in them. Moldy corn. I believe this is what is going into the cat food. Just my guess! Get your cats off of Iams if you want them to live and be healthy.

18 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: March 12, 2019

Had to take cat to vet after eating this food. He was vomiting, not able to pee and limping! $90 vet bill!! Some cats have died too! I'm so glad we figured this out because I looked on Consumer Affairs with this Iams indoor cat food. This is terrible that innocent fur babies are sick because of this food!! I will not ever buy Iams again. And I've been all over social media and telling everyone I know to buy different cat food!!

17 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Feb. 5, 2019

My beautiful cat Sammy was fed Iams hairball formula dry cat food from a year old. A few months ago the food was not its usual color or size so I just figured that they changed the look of the food and fed it to Sammy. Two weeks into the food he had lost a substantial amount of weight. He would vomit the food randomly. I thought at that point the food was accidentally packaged in the wrong bag and that maybe it was a weight loss formula. I stopped feeding it and went to the store to get another bag and it was the old looking food. I said, "Ok, it must have been packaged wrong." Sammy put all his weight back on and was looking great again. His bag emptied and I went to get another bag but to my dismay it was the smaller different colored food again.

Now I knew they did change the formula. I had no choice but to feed him the food until I could get back to the store to get him something else. It was about 2-3 days. Sammy did not even want to finish his food and started looking like crap that quickly! He was still happy and acted normal but just very unhappy with the food. I purchased Purina shredded select for him after some research on cat food and it was rated great. Also when researching I found these horrible reviews and felt so guilty not having researched this sooner. People's cats actually died! I mixed the Purina with the Iams to transition him to the new food.

Sammy went bonkers for the new food. He looked great again within 3-4 days. We were so happy! Apparently I did not transition him soon enough. The Iams had already done its damage! My beautiful healthy Sammy had a heart attack and died. One minute he was happy and meowing and I looked away and then looked back at him and he was dead!!! I am still in shock and feel so guilty for not researching well enough the minute I saw that food look different. Whatever those people did to change that food is injuring the cat's organs and FAST! Sammy knew and tried to tell me by not eating well. I got the hint too late. Don't make the same mistake before you lose a best friend too. Please DO NOT USE IAMS if you love your animal.

22 people found this review helpful
Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Jan. 21, 2019

I have been using all types of Iams cat food for the past year. We switched from another brand. I noticed they don't need to eat as much as they use to. We were going through 60 pounds every two weeks. Now we go through 109 pounds every 5-6 weeks. We foster as well as taking care of our own. I did notice that if I didn't mix the two types of food properly to wean them off the other brand it would make them sick.

We have a blind cat who has kidney failure but it's NOT due to the food. He was born with it. It was said we would only have him 1-3 years. He is three years old and his kidney function is still the same. We also have some cats as they got out of their kitten stage did get leaner and some have always been thin. Then we have some cats that probably are way overweight. I'm not disputing the experiences that people have had on here. I'm just saying my cats have improved In most aspects. So at this time I have nothing but good things to say.

13 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Jan. 18, 2019

I thought, hey I love my cats, I should take the best care of them I can. So I splurged and bought a $40 bag of IAMS. I was well prepared for the transitional phase from one brand to another. I mixed the 2 foods for a week or 10 days gradually making the mix more Iams. It has been a month!!! Both cats still have extreme diarrhea. I am going to get them new food tomorrow. They have had diarrhea on my bed, it soaked through my quality mattress cover, onto my expensive mattress. They have had it on my pillow, on my carpet, on the hardwood floor, on my laundry, on my bathmat, in the tub, ON MY END TABLE AND MY KITCHEN COUNTER!!!

I will be contacting IAMS in the morning as well as getting new food. I will be demanding a full refund, a cleaning service, replacement of my mattress if it cannot be cleaned spotless. Of course they will not do those things so I will take every opportunity to bash them and share my experience on social media!!! DO NOT BUY THIS!!! I am looking into making a homemade cat food, since they don't eat too much I think I will be able to put good use to my healthy leftovers!!!

13 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Jan. 16, 2019

I saw this food in one of my local pet shops and decided to give it a try. It looked quite reasonable at first. After about a week, my cat started acting a lot differently and becoming unresponsive to my usual calls. She was constantly out of energy and sleeping more often than usual. Her fur was starting to get extremely rough and patchy... I immediately knew that it was this food that was doing this. I luckily caught this early, if I left it for another week, I would of taken her to the vet. Her condition was shocking, she seems like she was extremely sick. She is doing much better now since I have given her old food back. Her fur is silky again and she is much more playful and happy now. This food should be banned completely from every shop in the world and the business that made this food needs to get a massive fine. They are poisoning innocent cats!

16 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Jan. 9, 2019

Just over two years ago I had to adopt my mothers two cats because she is suffering from dementia, one of those cats she has had since it was born and we think Spencer was 11 years old. Notice I said was... I have a picture I took of him on 11/26 and you would go, "Fat beautiful cat." Just a few days ago he seemed fine, we were gone for not quite 3 days. Left the cats food and water as we always do since they are 100% indoor cats. We notice Sunday when we get home that in just those 3 days he looks terrible, weight loss and very lethargic so yesterday we take him to the vet.

One question they ask is what do you feed them? I could see the bag but could not think of the name so started searching and found this site. Iams Hairball in the orange bag is what we just started feeding the cats in last 4-6 months, we were on either 2nd or 3rd 7 lb bag. Is this why we just had to put our cat down, why I spent $1,300.00 in the last 12 hours because I know it's what my mother would have done? I'm not very happy now that I've seen this and I hope Iams is reading this. I will also be sending this email directly to them and plan to demand my $1,300.00. I know what their response will be so I will be monitoring this very closely for class action status. VERY UNHAPPY IAMS BUYER.

10 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Jan. 6, 2019

I've never bought Iams brand before because I've noticed that seem to show up on a lot of recall lists. About a month ago, I reluctantly bought Iams Senior Cat food because it was the only senior cat food in Target. Both of my senior cats seemed to be doing fine with it at first. One of my cats had a bout of diarrhea, and threw up a couple times, but I put that down to introducing new food. I noticed that my oldest cat stopped using the litter box shortly thereafter. Both of my cats started having very dark, almost black feces, and one cat appeared to have crystals or mold in hers. The stool wasn't tarry, so I chalked that up to there being too much dye in the food. Both of my cats also had worms - one with tapeworms, the other roundworms, so I thought any sort of oddness might be because of that. I gave them both the same combination dewormer, and that cleared up the worms, however the poop weirdness otherwise continued.

About a week after deworming, my eldest cat had lost a significant amount of weight, which was alarming because she is a petite cat who doesn't weigh much - 6.5 pounds at her healthiest. She is now down to 5.4 pounds and is very weak and lethargic. She still eats her food, but doesn't seem to take more than a few bites. Odder is that she gobbles up her treats, so she doesn't seem to have an appetite problem. She still doesn't use the litterbox which, with her, is only typical when she's sick. I waited a couple of weeks to see if she would gain weight after the worm was gone, weighing her every day for a week, and her weight has stayed the same. At first I thought she must have had a bad reaction to the medicine, but I've searched the Internet and have been unable to find any similar case involving the medicine. The medicine was also suitable for kittens, so I don't believe it was bad for a cat in her weight range.

After reading these other reviews, I believe it has been the cat food. My other cat seems fine, but is obese, so I'm not sure I'd notice weight loss in her immediately. I've begun giving my skinny cat Meow Mix wet food, and I've already noticed a significant increase in her energy level. She is now walking around, cleaning herself again, and seems slightly more steady standing up. I'm now beginning to suspect that this food contains a toxin that was being absorbed by the tapeworm, and that killing it actually put her at risk, as crazy as that might seem. I am going to give it a week before being definitive, but as for right now, I am warning anyone to read this to stay away.

6 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Jan. 5, 2019

We adopted two beautiful, vibrant, healthy kittens on December 23. We started them on Iams Kitten food because the food they had had at the rescue facility was not available in our area. After only three days of eating the Iams, they were experiencing life-threatening symptoms. By December 27 they had diarrhea and were vomiting, and had stopped eating and playing. On December 28 we took them to the vet. He could not find anything wrong with them illness-wise, but gave them an anti-nausea medication to see if that would help. They showed some interest in sniffing some wet food, but still would not eat and continued to have the digestive issues.

They would not go near the Iams. Since they had been so healthy at the rescue and then became sick so quickly, we decided to look for the food they had been given previously and drove to the nearest place that carried it (100 miles away). They still refused to eat and were losing an alarming amount of weight. We took them back to the vet, who again found no definitive signs of illness. This time they received both anti-nausea meds and an appetite stimulant. By the time we got them home, they were ravenous and devoured the new (old) food. They have been eating almost nonstop since and are once again playing actively like they were before they ate the Iams. We will never again buy an Iams product.

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Original review: Jan. 4, 2019

I have been feeding my cat Iams Hairball and Weight Control (teal bag) for years. I just noticed from reviews on here that she may be experiencing the nausea and lethargic symptoms from a recently released formula. I've only been feeding her the recent bag for a few days and all the symptoms came on strong. Came home to throw up piles all over the house. Took the cat to the Emergency and they said all her labs showed nothing wrong. A co-worker suggested it could be the food and now I'm not ruling it out. If you notice sudden changes in behavior and you've been using the food I'd say switch before the nausea kicks in. It's painful to watch and not really be able to help.

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Original review: Jan. 1, 2019

I'm so glad I came across this website. I have been very frustrated as our 8 year old cat has been getting sick about once a week or so, often on one of my daughters' beds. The other day he puked on my daughter's arm as he didn't have warning enough to move, and had diarrhea under her bed. He was always healthy and ate the orange bag food for years. I de-wormed him thinking it might be parasites. That didn't work. Finally I decided to try changing his food before taking him in for a battery of costly vet tests. I picked up some canned grain-free food today and he scarfed it down. He's estimate he's lost about 3 lbs since around Sept when this all began. He's so malnourished now that he aggressively tried to eat some canned beets we had for dinner the other day. What the heck did Iams do to the formula? I didn't even know they changed it but Joe I demand to know what the changed ingredients are to make so many cats so sick!

Did you know Mars (the parent company) uses GMOs in their products (including candy). God knows what other shortcuts they've been taking. I'm

very disappointed there has not been a recall. Clearly the changes formula is TOXIC!! I'm just glad we found out before they developed something chronic like organ failure or diabetes. Iams should be ashamed. I will boycott all Mars products and we should all spread the word. Customers have a right to know when formulas are changed, especially when clearly toxic ingredients have been added. Our pets deserve better!

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Iams Cat Food Company Information

Company Name:
Iams Cat Food
Year Founded:
1946
Address:
8700 S Mason Montgomery Rd
City:
Mason
State/Province:
OH
Postal Code:
45040
Country:
United States
Website:
www.iams.com