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I've fed Iams Proactive Health for small & toy breed for a few months. All seemed to be ok until a couple of months ago. My Chihuahua, about 16 years old, has been having looser stools and straining sometimes to go. Some stools are normal. He's had no other changes and eats heartily. I don't feed table scraps. However, the Papillon, about 8, is fine. No change in his stool and he eats well as always. So I'm going to gradually change them over to a different dry food to see if the situation clears up. I bought Iams on the advice of my vet. I give 3 stars since one is fine & 1 isn't.
I've tried so many different dog foods. It's insane. I have a 3 year old dachshund and a foster dog. My dachshund has dry itchy skin and her hair is thin and falling out, until I swapped to Iams. She has a thick full coat and her skin is better.
I saw Iams on special offer and I never got it before for my 12 year old lab. I fed it to him and I noticed his poop changed consistency that night and I thought - he’s a very hardy dog but hmm maybe it’s a bit rich or something because I thought it was a fancy dog food so maybe it’s got extra vitamins and minerals or something. So I keep feeding him with it. Last night he woke me up barking needing the toilet at 4am and he whined all night (he never does that - he sleeps like me). I didn’t link this to Iams yet at that point. I didn’t have any other food so gave him a small portion in the morning.
When I got home my housemate told me he needed extra poop in the day and was barking at the door to get out. (Again he likes to poop only on two walks a day - not in middle of day) So he looked sad when I got home and didn’t wag his tail (he ALWAYS wags his tail when I come in). So at this point I googled “Iams” and found this website but only after I fed him already ??? oh my god - I see some people’s dogs died! Why is this allowed on the shelves when it is clearly contaminated!!! How do we do something??? I just bought all new dog food and sterilized his bowl and I gave him a bit of Pedigree Chum just so he would have something else in his body to soak up whatever rubbish I gave him. My poor baby - if anything happens him because I fed him this poison I will die. 12 years of love every day and he trusts me to feed him properly. What the hell. Iams need to stop selling this POISON ☠️!
4 month old red heeler puppy. Healthy, happy energetic on diff brand puppy food. Bought Iams & initially very lethargic after eating, then 2 days of uncontrolled diarrhea - dark, unusually foul smelling. Today my puppy ate a small amount & threw up. Throw up was milky mucus covered & smelled bad. Dog refused to eat anymore. Gave him different food & he devoured it. Hopefully he will be okay now & not die like some of these dogs. Iams dog food is poisoned/contaminated. Do not give this garbage to your animal. Iams should be held accountable for marketing this poison.
I purchased the Iams Proactive puppy dog food on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Feed it to my dog, on Wednesday morning, December 12, 2018, my dog became very lethargic/lazy. Began vomiting the dog food back up. It was brown with slimy white milky substance, very foul odor. Rushed him to the vet, where he died. I am sure it was the food, that killed my dog. Please don't feed your pet this food.
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I have an 11-week old Bernese mountain dog and she had been on this food for about 3 weeks. This past week she has had uncontrollable diarrhea that was tarry, smelled horrible, and was very dark brown probably because of blood. Started feeding her rice and chicken and her stool started to get firmer and lighter. So, we feed her more of the Iams proactive puppy and within an hour her stool because tarry, smelly, and very dark again. I will never feed my dog this again.
Fed new dog Iams June ‘18-Severe diarrhea and vomiting 3 days -- Got a new dog (rescue) at the end of May, and upon the recommendation from my vet decided to put him on Iams. This sweet boy is part husky and part golden retriever and was 13 months old at the time (May). He spent his whole life chained outside to a large propane tank... He was used to eating everything and anything. Sometimes he got scraps, sometimes he got dog food, sometimes he got nothing. So pretty much, he had a stomach that could handle just about anything. We realize very quickly that it was the Iams that did it... not to mention the fact that he wouldn’t even touch it. Now here we are in early December 2018, and he is doing great A different high-quality brand.
Izzabella Blue is 6 years old and has eaten Iams for the past 4 years. We switched her because the previous dog food almost killed her. Now she is on her deathbed since eating Iams 3 days ago. We had just purchased and opened the large bag. We buy the same every time. She weighs over 100 pounds and is usually extremely healthy and ready for anything. Since Thursday Morning she has been droopy. Friday she threw up clear. Saturday it became dark and bloody looking. Today it's dark watery diarrhea. It's the dog food because she became less droopy Saturday morning until she felt well enough to eat. She didn't eat much and it all started again.
My 8 year old Chihuahua hasn't touched hers thanking God. She's picky and only eats the dog food as more of a snack late at night. She eats people food. I could not afford to feed Izzabella people food, enough to fill her appetite. I believe after the scare this time, she can just eat my share of people food. I'd rather starve than feed her such wretched poison. This is unacceptable... Our pets are our family, our babies. They matter as much as the next. Do you know what it feels like to have given your BaBy the very thing that nearly killed them? I pray no other family is going thru this. Iams do something!
THIS IS POISON!!! Do not buy this food for your puppy! We fed this to our 12 week old Goldendoodle Oscar on Saturday morning and he died on Sunday afternoon (only 1/2 cup). Within a few hours he was becoming slightly lethargic/lazy. Within 36 hours he died in my husband's arms! Such a traumatic day. We just thought we had worn him out by playing all day Saturday and being on the go. He had a little more food that day, but wasn't really interested. The next morning (Sunday) he woke up and had thrown up. He wouldn't eat, but was still drinking some. Was a little more sluggish so we started to question if something was going on... He had 2 normal poops during the day, but had also thrown up each time. The 3rd poop later that afternoon was dark and possibly had some blood in it, very lethargic by now and within 30 minutes, on our way to the emergency vet, he passed away. So sudden! Do not take the chance.
My 6 year old Yorkie ate some Iams, small dry kibble this morning and within 5 hours was having spells of diarrhea with bright red blood in it and the smell is atrocious. My dog is 5 pounds, his poop is the size of tootsie rolls normally and usually don't smell up the whole house. I know it's from the Iams because last week he ate some and that evening he was throwing up and had bad diarrhea throughout the night and next day. I assumed he might have gotten into something as he is very food motivated. I usually feed him soft Pedigree food with no issues at all.
I gave him the Iams thinking hard food once in a while would be good for his teeth. Iams is poison! Twice I unknowingly poisoned my best friend. No dogs deserve this ever! How can you run commercials stating how wonderful Iams is when you know its absolute garbage that makes dogs sick and sometimes so sick that they die??! Please do not feed your animals Iams, it's not worth it. Seeing your dog bleeding because of dog food you fed him is heart wrenching.
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