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IAMS Dog Food Ingredients

We list Iams dog food ingredients, so when you buy dog food online you will be educated on what food your dog will be eating. We also have free dog food coupons to help offset the cost of dog food.


The Iams Company was named after it's founder Paul Iams, who founded the company in 1946. He came out with his first premium dog food called Iams 999 in 1950.

In 1961, Iams came out with the pet food industry's first complete diet named Iams Plus, because it did not need any additives.


In 1979 Iams introduced Eukanuba into the market as a high protein, high fat dog food like Iams Plus, but supposedly more palatable.


Iams sold their premium dog food through breeders and veterinarians with good success. They did not try and compete against Ralston Puriuna and Gaines for the supermarket space, yet let those closest to the dog industry do the selling for them.


Iams Dog Food Formulas


Iams Veterinary Formulas

  • Weight Loss Restricted Calorie Canine Dry Formula
  • Weight Control D Optimum Weight Control Canine
  • Weight Loss Restricted Calorie Rewards Canine
  • Renal Early Stage Canine
  • Joint Health Canine
  • Intestinal Low Residue Puppy
  • Intestinal Low Residue Canine
  • Skin And Coat Response



Iams ProActive Health

  • Weight Control
  • Weight Control Large Breed
  • Active Maturity Large Breed
  • Active Maturity
  • Active Maturity Small And Toy Breed
  • Adult Lamb Meal And Rice
  • Smart Puppy Large Breeed
  • Puppy
  • Smart Puppy Small And Toy Breed
  • Adult Small And Toy Breed
  • Adult MiniChunks
  • Adult Large Breed


Eukanuba Dog Food Formulas


Eukanuba Naturally Wild Formulas

  • New Zealand Venison And Potato
  • Country Grown Turkey And Multi Grain
  • North Atlantic Salmon And Rice Formula Adult




Iams Sensitive Formulas

  • Sensitive Stomach
  • Sensitive Joints
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Sensitive Digestion



Eukanuba Breed Specific Formulas
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Labrador Retriever
  • German Shepherd
  • Dachshund
  • Boxer



Eukanuba Bites In Gravy
  • Savory Chicken Adult
  • Lamb And Rice Adult
  • Hearty Beef Adult
  • Beef, Pasta And Vegetables Adult



Eukanuba Natural Formulas
  • Large Breed Lamb And Rice Adult
  • Lamb And Rice Puppy
  • Lamb And Rice Adult



Eukanuba Adult Formulas
  • Maintenance Small Bite
  • Maintenance Formula
  • Large Breed

Iams Veterinary Formulas

Restricted Calorie Canine, Restricted Calorie Rewards, Weight Control D Optimum

Iams Veterinary Formulas Weight Loss Restricted Calorie Canine
Iams veterinary Formulas Weight Loss Restricted Calorie Rewards
Iams veterinary Formulas Weight Control D Optimum

The main content of the Restricted Calorie Canine and Restricted Calories Reward formulas is grain. Corn is a difficult to digest grain of limited value and that is commonly associated with food allergy problems.


In "grits" form it is missing the bran and germ, and is a grain fragment we consider primarily filler. Wheat in the weight loss restricted calories reward is believed by many to be the leading cause of food allergies in dog food.


Sorghum and barley are decent quality grains, but grains are not a natural foodstuff for canines and dog foods should be based on meat rather than on grain.


Grains are not considered natural foodstuff for canines because meat is consider better for dogs.


The second ingredient is byproducts in the Restricted Calorie Canine formula and the third ingredient in Restricted Calories Reward formula. You cannot determine the quality of by-products, and are of such low quality that they are not accepted in the human food chain.


AAFCO defines chicken by-product meal is “a meal consisting of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered chicken, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice.


The sole true meat ingredient in the Restricted Calorie Canine food is the 74th ingredient, in the Weight Control D Optimim it is the 4th ingredient. This is a fish meal, and we are unable to find any guarantee from the manufacturer that this ingredient is free of ethoxyquin, which is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish ingredients and is banned from human foods because it is believed to be a carcinogenic chemical.


Beet pulp is a by-product that is dried residue from sugar beets and has thought to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and livers. It can cause allergies and ear infections.

Weight Loss Restricted Calorie Canine Ingredients
Corn Grits, Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Flavor, Fish Meal, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, 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), Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Flax Meal, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), DL-Methionine, Ethoxyquin (a preservative), L-Carnitine, Rosemary Extract




Weight Loss Restricted Calorie Rewards Ingredients
Wheat Flour, Corn Meal, Chicken By-Product Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Flax Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dicalcium Phosphate, 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), Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Potassium Sorbate (a preservative), Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Choline Chloride

Weight Control D Optimum Ingredients
Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Fish Meal (source of Fish Oil), Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Flavor, Gum Arabic, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Egg Product, Fructooligosaccharides, Carboxymethylcellulose, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Brewers Dried Yeast, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Salt, Flax Meal, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate [source of Vitamin B1], Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement [source of Vitamin B2], Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [source of Vitamin B6], Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), L-Carnitine, Rosemary Extract






Iams Veterinary Formulas
Early Stage And Joint Health

Iams Veterinary Formulas Renal Early Stage Canine
Iams Veterinary Formulas Joint Health Canine


The main content of the Early Stage formula is grain. Corn is a difficult to digest grain of limited value and that is commonly associated with food allergy problems.


In "grits" form it is missing the bran and germ, and is a grain fragment we consider primarily filler. Corn is also contained in the joint health. Brewers rice in the renal is low quality grain and by-product.


The first ingredient in the Joint Health formula is by-products. You cannot determine the quality of by-products, and are of such low quality that they are not accepted in the human food chain.


AAFCO defines chicken by-product meal is “a meal consisting of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered chicken, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice.


The third ingredient in the Early Stage formula and the 5th ingredient in the Joint Health formula is a name meat product (chicken). This is not meat meal, but is 80% water content, and when the water is removed to turn it into a dehydrated product it usually weighs 20% of it’s wet weight.


The sole true meat ingredient in the Early Stage formula is the seventh ingredient called fish meal and is the sisxt ingredient in the Joint Health formula. This is a fish meal, and we are unable to find any guarantee from the manufacturer that this ingredient is free of ethoxyquin, which is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish ingredients and is banned from human foods because it is believed to be a carcinogenic chemical.


Beet pulp is a by-product that is dried residue from sugar beets and has thought to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and livers. It can also cause allergies and ear infections.


Glucosamine and chondroitin are listed as ingredients in the Joint Health formula, but are far below any useful levels.

Early Stage Canine Ingredients
Corn Meal, Corn Grits, Chicken, Brewers Rice, Dried Beet Pulp, Soy Protein Isolate, Fish Meal, Chicken Flavor, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Egg Product, Gum Arabic, Fructooligosaccharides, Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Potassium Chloride, Flax Meal, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Beta-Carotene, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Niacin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate [source of Vitamin B1], Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [source of Vitamin B6], Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement [source of Vitamin B2], Inositol, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Potassium Citrate, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Ethoxyquin (a preservative), Rosemary Extract




Joint Health Canine Ingredients
Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken, Fish Meal, Chicken Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Fructooligosaccharides, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Beta-Carotene, 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), Choline Chloride, Corn Grits, Flax Meal, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), DL-Methionine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Marigold, L-Carnitine, Chondroitin Sulfate, Rosemary Extract




Iams Veterinary Formulas
Intestinal Low Residue Puppy, Intestinal Low Residue Canine


The first ingredient in the Low Residue Puppy formula is by-products. You cannot determine the quality of by-products, and are of such low quality that they are not accepted in the human food chain.


AAFCO defines chicken by-product meal is “a meal consisting of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered chicken, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice.


The main content of the Low Residue Puppy formula and Low Residue Canine is grain. Corn is a difficult to digest grain of limited value and that is commonly associated with food allergy problems.


In "grits" form it is missing the bran and germ, and is a grain fragment we consider primarily filler. Corn is also contained in the joint health. Brewers rice in the renal is low quality grain and by-product.


The sole true meat ingredient in the Low Residue Canine formula is the 5th ingredient called fish meal. This is a fish meal, and we are unable to find any guarantee from the manufacturer that this ingredient is free of ethoxyquin, which is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish ingredients and is banned from human foods because it is believed to be a carcinogenic chemical.


The fourth ingredient in the Low Residue Canine is a named meat product (chicken). This is not meat meal, but is 80% water content, and when the water is removed to turn it into a dehydrated product it usually weighs 20% of it’s wet weight.


Beet pulp is a by-product that is dried residue from sugar beets and has thought to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and livers. It can also cause allergies and ear infections.

Intestinal Low Residue Puppy Ingredients
Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Grits, Chicken, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dicalcium Phosphate, Brewers Dried Yeast, Fructooligosaccharides, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Flax Meal, 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), Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Ethoxyquin (a preservative), Rosemary Extract





Iams Veterinary Formulas
Skin And Coat Response FP, Skin And Coat Response KO

Iams Veterinary Formulas Skin & Coat Response FP
Iams Veterinary Formulas Skin & Coat Response KO


The main content of the Skin And Coat KO formula is grain. Oats are a decent quality grain, but in flour form (in dog food, commonly a byproduct of human food production), this is a grain fragment that is mostly filler.


Grains are not a natural foodstuff for dogs because meat is considered better for dogs.


The first ingredient in the Skin And Coat FP formula is potato, which is a good carbohydrate, vitamin and mineral source, but should not be the main ingredient in dog food.


The second ingredient in the Skin And Coat KO formula is a named meat product (kangaroo). This is not meat meal, but is 80% water content, and when the water is removed to turn it into a dehydrated product it usually weighs 20% of it’s wet weight.


The second ingredient in the Skin And Coat FP formula is a named meat product in meal form (fish). We are unable to find any guarantee from the manufacturer that this ingredient is free of ethoxyquin, which is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish ingredients and is banned from human foods because it is believed to be a carcinogenic chemical.


The main protein source in the Skin And Coat KO formula is canola meal, which are the parts of the canola seeds that are left after they have been crushed and the oil extracted. This is better suited for fertilizer.


Animal fat in the Skin And Coat KO formula is un unidentified origin, and impossible to determine species, source or quality. Unidentified ingredients are usually low quality.


Beet pulp is a by-product that is dried residue from sugar beets and has thought to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and livers. It can also cause allergies and ear infections.




Iams ProActive Health
Active Maturity, Active Maturity Large, Active Maturity Small And ToyWeight Control, Weight Control Large


The most amount of grain is corn in the Weight Control, Weight Control Large Breed and Active Maturity Large Breed formulas. It is the biggest ingredient. Corn is difficult to digest with limited value.


Sorghum and barley in the weight control are decent grains but in the Weight Control formula are minor ingredients. Grains are not considered natural foodstuff for canines because meat is consider better for dogs.
The second ingredient is byproducts in the Weight Control, Weight Control Large Breed and Active Maturity Large Breed formulas. You cannot determine the quality of by-products, and are of such low quality that they are not accepted in the human food chain.


AAFCO defines chicken by-product meal is “a meal consisting of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered chicken, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice.


The third ingredient in the Active Maturity Large Breed formula, the fourth ingredient in the Weight Control and Weight Control Large Breed, and the 5th ingredient in the Active Maturity and Active Maturity Small And Toy formulas is a named meat product (chicken). This is not meat meal, but is 80% water content, and when the water is removed to turn it into a dehydrated product it usually weighs 20% of it’s wet weight.


In the Active Maturity Small And Toy formula the third ingredient is chicken fat, where a Purdue University study found that fat in the first four ingredients of dry dog food increases the risk of bloat in large breed dogs.


Beet pulp is a by-product that is dried residue from sugar beets and has thought to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and livers. It can also cause allergies and ear infections.




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