Iams Active Maturity Large Breed ProActive Health Dog Food

November 29, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Iams

Iams Active Maturity Large Breed ProActive Health Dog Food

Iams Active Maturity Large Breed ProActive Health Dog Food is made and manufactured by Procter and Gamble. This Iams dog food is recommend for dogs Adult Dogs (over to 50 lbs) – 7 years and older.

Iams Active Maturity Large Breed ProActive Health Dog Food Review

When look at dog food recipes the first five ingredients are a good indication of the quality of the kibble. The first five ingredients are going to make up the majority of the dog food in most cases.
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First Five Ingredients of Iams Active Maturity Large Breed Dog Food:

  1. Corn Meal
  2. Chicken By-Product Meal
  3. Chicken
  4. Ground Whole Grain Sorghum
  5. Ground Whole Grain Barley

Corn Meal is the third ingredient. Corn provides your dogs with no nutritional value. Dogs digestive system have a hard time digesting this ingredient. If you feed your dog a corn kernel, you will get a corn kernel out. Corn in excess has also been linked to many case of dog allergies.

The second ingredient Chicken By-Products are basically low quality parts of the Chicken that are rejected form human consumption. We want to avoid this ingredient, unless the manufacture identifies what actually makes up their By-Product ingredients.

Chicken is the third ingredient. This ingredient is inclusive of its water content. Meaning that once the water is removed and the products becomes a dry ingredient it will lose a good portion of its weight, thus making it fall further in the ingredients list.

The fourth and fifth ingredients Sorghum and Barley are of decent quality grains.
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Iams Active Maturity Large Breed Full Ingredients List:

Corn Meal, Chicken By-Product Meal (Natural source of Glucosamine), Chicken, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Chicken Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Flax Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Beta-Carotene, Ascorbic Acid, 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), Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Caramel, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Choline Chloride, Dried Chicken Cartilage (Natural source of Glucosamine), DL-Methionine, L-Tryptophan, L-Carnitine, Rosemary Extract.
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Iams Active Maturity Large Breed Guaranteed Analysis:

Nutrient (percent)
Crude Protein, minimum 24.0
Crude Fat, minimum 10.0
Crude Fat, maximum 12.5
Crude Fiber, maximum 5.0
Moisture, maximum 10.0
Vitamin E, minimum 140.0 IU
Beta-Carotene, minimum 10.0 mg/kg*
L-Carnitine, minimum 30.0 mg/kg*
Omega-6 Fatty Acids, minimum 2.0*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, minimum 0.2*
Glucosamine, minimum 350.0 mg/kg*

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Should you have a concern regarding the diet of your dog, you should contact your veterinarian. All information on this site is the opinion of the author, and is presented solely for informational purposes and should not, at any time, be considered a substitute for seeking or receiving professional veterinary care for your dog(s).
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