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Iams Dog Food
Overall Satisfaction Rating 3.59/5
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        Rated with 5 stars
        Verified Reviewer
        Original review: June 30, 2019

        I have 3 Bull Mastiffs. About 2-3 months ago, my husband, bless his heart, switched their food to Pedigree. I wasn't a fan, but financially made sense at the time. One of our females started having grand mal seizures. A 110lb dog having a seizure is a scary thing. I attributed the seizures to topical flea treatment. I never, ever thought that the food could be the culprit. 2 nights ago, she had 4 seizures within an hour. Last night, right after she ate her Pedigree food, she had another. That is when it really started to make sense. The seizures started around the same time he switched them to Pedigree.

        My male has had a skin issue (bumps, his face looks like a teenager, itching and scratching almost non stop). He is a brindle and they can be probe to skin issues and allergies. So, we didn't think much about the problems. Took him to the vet where he received a rather large injection of steroids and other medications. Surprisingly, our other female hasn't shown any effects, yet.

        I immediately called my husband after the seizure last night and told him I was throwing out all of the Pedigree food and to pick up Iams large breed. I have fed Iams in the past to other pets and was always very pleased. I am happy to report, after just 2 feedings, no seizures. I swear, all three already look better. Their eyes look clear and they seem to have more of a bounce. I will never jeopardize my dogs again due to finances. There are other things in our life we can cut back on. If things had continued and if we had continued to feed that horrible food, I am certain we would have lost one of our girls. Who knows what would have happened to the other two. I know it is early to make a correlation between the food and seizures, but I can't help but be convinced. Thank you Iams.

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        10 people found this review helpful
        Rated with 5 stars
        Verified Reviewer
        Original review: April 17, 2019

        I have had dogs for at least 40 years. I’ve always used Iams and have never had to see a vet for any reason but routine care. My dogs have always liked the flavor and I have never had to supplement it with any wet food. My local food store carries it and is very price competitive with dog food chains. I realize no grain food is popular, but I believe it is not the best choice.

        17 people found this review helpful

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          Rated with 5 stars
          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: April 10, 2019

          We have been using Iams brand for years now. There has been several times I would buy something else just because of commercial or packaging and thought it might be fun for him try. NOPE and No way would he have it. We always went right back to Iams. More importantly, the quality of ingredients are exceptional. Thank you.

          8 people found this review helpful
          Rated with 5 stars
          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: April 8, 2019

          Dogs do well on it. Never had a problem. They have gotten ill on other well known brands. Food is available at many places which is good when we are on vacation. Stools are well formed and never any upset stomach issues.

          3 people found this review helpful
          Rated with 4 stars
          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: April 6, 2019

          Iams Dog Food comes in several flavors for different stages of growth and health of your canine. If switching from one type to another it is best to mix them from the original to the new flavor, gradually increasing the new flavor until the old one is replaced. There have been no digestive issues with multiple dogs or breeds and we have had purebreds and mixed breeds.

          14 people found this review helpful
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          Rated with 1 star
          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: Feb. 25, 2020

          I have two small Yorkie mix dogs, and recently switched them to what I thought was a better grade of food. I put them on Iams Small Bites, and they both got very ill, with diarrhea and vomiting. It was a couple days before I realized it was their new food, I gave them chicken and rice to settle their stomachs and took them off of the Iams. This food is very dangerous for your pets. It should be recalled at the very least.

          2 people found this review helpful
          Rated with 1 star
          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: Jan. 30, 2020

          Absolute disgusting. I am so upset to read the other poor owners and their animals that have had to go through this ordeal too. My chihuahua has been on IAMS for his whole life 7 years AND when we opened the chicken and rice small bag the other day we found a Congealed piece of what it looked like food and infected food inside our dog's food. We use a container to keep the food fresh so after week of feeding my dog this three times a day we got down to this contaminated piece and now we've paid the price.

          …****Six vets trips in total now since 16-01-2020. A very unwell pet, antibiotic injections three times now. Tons of hills id dog food. 2 lots of blood tests. Ultrasounds and xrays now on the cards because my beloved animal has been poisoned. I had no issue at all with Iams but now you've made us all super stressed anxious and upset for two weeks solid of my dog been unwell everyday.

          Side effects:

          Sickness and DIARRHEA
          Acting strange behaviour
          Blood in stool

          Chest on floor, bum in air, tail under bottom (painful and uncomfortable dog)

          SO never again IAMS. Thanks for causing me and my family upset and our dog pain. Still today he has been up the vets again as they are giving him Anti sickness, antibiotics and specialised blood testing. Lucky for us money compares nothing to the love of our beloved family pet however I am absolutely disgusted to see others having this issue. How upsetting, heartbreaking and stressful. C. **

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          Rated with 1 star
          Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
          Original review: Jan. 25, 2020

          We have had our dog on the large breed, ProActive Health (green bag) for 5 years with no problems. He is now 9, so we thought we would move to the senior/mature formula. We started this about two months ago. Immediately when we started to mix a little in with his current food, his stool started getting softer. We also got a new foster/adopt pupper at the same time, so we thought it may have had something to do with stress or just the additional treats he was getting. His stool got softer as we mixed in more of mature formula.

          Once we had him fully transitioned after about a month of gradually increasing the new and decreasing the old, he had a couple of nights where he either woke us up to go outside, or if he couldn't wake us, pooped on the bathroom floor. It was very runny and sickly looking. After three nights of this, we immediately switched him back to his old formula. His stool improved right away, with no more late night accidents. We now have him back on the green bag IAMS, though after reading some of the reviews here, I think we may be changing that, too.

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          3 people found this review helpful
          Rated with 1 star
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          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: Jan. 25, 2020

          Have used IAMs for a year. Usually get small bites chicken or low fat. I have a German Shepherd and four little dogs. Two of my dogs gave bad stool. Smells bad too. It’s runny and just awful. My German Shepherd won’t eat it. I thought they got into something but couldn’t figure out what. Nothing was there to get. So I started researching and found I’m not the only person having this issue. I started giving my dogs rice with chicken broth to cleanse their little systems out. I am calling IAMs too. Looking for a new dog food. Don’t get this dog food.

          7 people found this review helpful
          Rated with 1 star
          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: Jan. 23, 2020

          Just like everyone else we brought home this food and the same 24 hr period my dog woke us up twice to go outside with diarrhea. Next night the same.... I decided to look and see if anyone else had the same problem with Iam’s and sure enough.... This food should be pulled from the shelves.

          4 people found this review helpful

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            Iams Pet Foods expert review by Dr. Ken Tudor

            Iams has been selling dog food since 1946 and today is one of the world's best-known pet food companies. Its goal is to improve the health of dogs all over the world through nutritional offerings.

            • Website offers pet health articles: In addition to buying nutritious dog food from this company, consumers can learn about various aspects of dog health on its website.

            • Supports both research and innovation: Dog food formulas are derived from up-to-date research about dog nutrition and health as well as from experimenting to see what dogs like and how food affects their health.

            • Puppy foods are designed to make dogs more trainable: Puppy food is formulated to help brain development, which improves cognition as well as makes puppies easier to train.

            • Develops food for all stages of life: Iams has formulas available for puppies, seniors, middle aged dogs and young adult dogs.

            • Runs 120 quality assurance tests on each package: Users can be sure that food is high quality by the time it reaches their shelves.

            by Dr. Ken Tudor Pet Food Contributing Editor

            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.

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