Iams ProActive Health Puppy Chunks With Chicken And Beef In Gravy Review

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Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: beef, corn, eggs and meat by-products

Est. Calories: 71 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Iams ProActive Health Puppy Chunks With Chicken And Beef In Gravy is a below average dog food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.


Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a dog food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.

Iams ProActive Health Puppy Chunks With Chicken And Beef In Gravy includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • beef

Questionable Ingredients

  • meat by-products
  • chicken by-products
  • corn starch
  • guar gum

Potential Allergens

  • meat by-products
  • beef
  • corn starch
  • dried egg product

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Iams ProActive Health Puppy Chunks With Chicken And Beef In Gravy does contain with its top ingredients chicken and beef which are considered quality protein sources.

However, this product also lists meat by-products and chicken by-products within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.

Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum, which is an additive that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in dogs.

Allergen alert: This product contains beef, corn starch, dried egg product and meat by-products which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from beef, corn, eggs or meat by-products food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Iams ProActive Health Puppy Chunks With Chicken And Beef In Gravy has:

  • significantly more protein than average
  • significantly fewer carbohydrates than average
  • significantly more fat than average
  • significantly more fiber than average
In general, dogs have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Iams ProActive Health Puppy Chunks With Chicken And Beef In Gravy has approximately 71 calories per 100g (20 calories/ounce), which is considerably fewer calories compared to the average of the other wet dog foods in the DogFoodDB.


All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on May 20, 2017.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:

Water, Chicken, Meat By-Products, Chicken By-Products, Beef, Carrots, Corn Starch, Barley, Guar Gum, Flaxseed Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Salt, Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Natural Flavor, Broccoli, Spinach, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Added Color, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Biotin, Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Choline Chloride, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Vegetable Oil, Fructooligosaccharides


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the dog food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
7.0%
Fat: (min)
4.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.5%
Carbs: (est)
3.5%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
84.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
44%
Fat: (min)
25%
Fiber: (max)
9%
Carbs: (est)
22%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
71/100g

*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each dog food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.


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