Can cats eat iams dog food?

Asked By: Vinnie Cormier
Date created: Sat, Apr 3, 2021 9:30 PM
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Dog food isn't dangerous to cats, but it shouldn't be eaten in place of cat food on a regular basis. A cat can eat some dog food without illness even though it's not the best nutrition for them… But cats cannot survive on dog food alone for their long term diet.
Answered By: Lonzo Lakin
Date created: Sun, Apr 4, 2021 11:33 PM

The shelf life for IAMS dry kitten foods is 16 months.

All canned formulas have a shelf life of 24 months.


Iams Dog Food.

While chicken is the main source of protein for Iams, it also contains chicken by-product meal.

It also includes corn meal and whole grain sorghum.

Another potentially dangerous ingredient used in the formula is dried beat pulp.


Judging by its ingredients alone, Iams Naturals Dog Food looks like an above-average dry product.

Iams Naturals is a plant-based dry Dog Food using a moderate amount of named meat meals as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 3 stars.


Iams Healthy Naturals with Lamb and Rice Adult.

The first ingredient in this dog food is chicken.

Although it is a quality item, raw chicken contains up to 73% water.

Since it is gluten-free and boasts a smoother blood sugar behavior than other grains, sorghum may be considered an acceptable non-meat ingredient.


In 2011, Iams voluntarily recalled a small production of dry dog food because aflatoxin levels were shown to be above the acceptable limit.

In 2010, some Iams cat food was recalled because of low levels of thiamine, as well as salmonella exposure.

In 2007, Iams was part of the Menu Foods nationwide food recall.


Conclusion. As you can see, reviews on IAMS dog food show that it is a respectable dog food company that has been producing food for animals for over 50 years.

With this type of reputation, it is safe to say that the ingredients included and the formulas used are safe for your best furry friend!


Iams ProActive Smart Puppy is a corn-based kibble using a notable amount of chicken by-product meal as its main source of animal protein… thus earning the brand three stars.

Those looking for an adult kibble from the same company may wish to visit our review of Iams ProActive Health Adult dry dog food.

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