Iams ProActive Health Indoor Weight & Hairball Care Dry Cat Food — Customer Reviews

Dry Matter Analysis

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













Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*













Optimal Metabolism Weight Control Cat Food | IAMS

Keep your cats at their best with IAMS PROACTIVE HEALTH Adult Indoor Weight {amp}amp; Hairball Care Dry Cat Food with Chicken {amp}amp; Turkey—a chicken-first recipe designed to help reduce hairballs before they start, and to help your indoor cat maintain a healthy weight. Formulated with l-carnitine to help your overweight cat slowly and healthily shed extra weight, this cat kibble is made from high quality proteins like chicken and turkey (chicken is the #1 ingredient) to support your cat’s healthy diet and weight-loss regimen. Plus, with its tailored fiber blend (featuring prebiotics and beet pulp) to help support healthy digestion, it might just be the hairball care your cat needs. If you’re looking for a hairball care cat food that will also help you with your cat’s weight management, get your paws on this—and keep your cat happy, healthy, and ready to pounce with IAMS Indoor Weight {amp}amp; Hairball Care Dry Cat Food.

c = cups; 1 cup = 95 grams

These guideline amounts are a starting point and your cat may need more food depending upon age, activity and temperament. In order to reach optimal body condition, you may need to adjust food intake. This represents the total recommended volume of food per day. You should divide the total recommended feeding amount by the number of times you feed your cat per day to get the actual portion size per feeding.
• If you have a kitten, pregnant or nursing cat, we recommend feeding IAMS kitten food.
• Remember to have clean, fresh water available for your cat at all times.
• Because IAMS OPTIMAL METABOLISM cat food is complete and balanced for Maintenance, you do not need to add vitamin or mineral supplements.
• When introducing IAMS cat food, gradually mix it with your cat’s current food over the course of 4 days.

Iams Review Summary

Overall, with 42 varieties reviewed producing an average score of 5.4 / 10 paws,
Iams is a below average overall cat food brand
when compared to all others brands in our database.

However, due to the nature of their ingredient composition dry foods typically score less than wet foods on average.
Hence, it’s often helpful to break down the ratings into
wet and dry food categories in order to get a more complete understanding of how the brand rates.

Of these 42 products, 27 are wet foods.
These wet foods scored on average 6.3 / 10 paws, making Iams
an average wet cat food brand
when compared against all other wet food manufacturer’s products.

Hence, the remaining 15 products are dry foods, and scored an average of of 3.8 / 10 paws,
making Iams a below average dry cat food brand
when compared against all other dry food manufacturer’s products.

You can find more information on CatFoodDB’s rating system by clicking here.

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Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a cat 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.

Iams ProActive Health Adult Indoor Weight {amp}amp; Hairball Care includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

Questionable Ingredients

  • chicken by-product meal
  • corn grits
  • corn gluten meal
  • ground whole grain corn

Potential Allergens

  • corn grits
  • corn gluten meal
  • ground whole grain corn
  • dried egg product
  • fish oil

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 Adult Indoor Weight {amp}amp; Hairball Care

most plentiful ingredient listed


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 Adult Indoor Weight {amp}amp; Hairball Care also contains as
top ingredients
corn grits and corn gluten meal.

Allergen alert:
This product contains fish oil, corn grits, corn gluten meal, ground whole grain corn and dried egg product which may
be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn or eggs food allergies.


Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Grits, Corn Gluten Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain Corn, Dried Beet Pulp, Turkey, Powdered Cellulose, Dried Peas, Natural Flavor, Salt, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Egg Product, Caramel Color, Sodium Bisulfate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Carrots, Dried Apple Pomace, Calcium Carbonate Fructooligosaccharides, Spinach, Tomato, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Inositol, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), Taurine, L-Carnitine, Silicon Dioxide, Citric Acid, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract

Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2962 cat foods in our database, Iams ProActive Health Adult Indoor Weight {amp}amp; Hairball Care has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • significantly more fiber than average
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food

In general, cats 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.

Potential Allergens

  • corn grits
  • corn gluten meal
  • ground whole grain corn
  • dried egg product
  • fish oil

Questionable Ingredients

  • chicken by-product meal
  • corn grits
  • corn gluten meal
  • ground whole grain corn
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