Overall, Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy Large Breed is a significantly below average dog food, earning 4 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
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 Smart Puppy Large Breed includes the following:
Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.In this case, Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy Large Breed's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. However, this product also lists chicken by-product meal within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.
Additionally, Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy Large Breed also contains as top ingredients corn meal and corn grits. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your dog's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.
Allergen alert: This product contains fish meal, fish oil, corn meal, corn grits and dried egg product which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from seafood, corn or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy Large Breed has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy Large Breed has approximately 367 calories per 100g (104 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other dry 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 as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Corn Grits, Brewers Rice, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Flavor, Fish Meal, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Fructooligosaccharides, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), DL-Methionine, Rosemary Extract
Nutritional information as published by the dog food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*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.