Iams Active Maturity ProActive Health Dog Food

November 29, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Iams

Iams Active Maturity ProActive Health Dog Food Dog Food

Iams Active Maturity ProActive Health Dog Food 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 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 ProActive Health Dog Food:

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

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.

The third ingredient Sorghum is a decent quality grain.

The fourth ingredient is Beet Pulp and is a controversial ingredient. It is claimed by some to cause allergies and ear infections.

Chicken is the fifth 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.
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Iams Active Maturity ProActive Health Dog Food Full Ingredients List:

Corn Meal, Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Ground Whole Grain Barley, 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, Caramel, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, L-Carnitine, Rosemary Extract.
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Iams Active Maturity ProActive Health Dog Food 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 *

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

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Comments

3 Responses to “Iams Active Maturity ProActive Health Dog Food”
  1. elva pounders says:

    Have you changed the ingredients in your dog food? Our dogs will not eat the maturity food that they have been on for years. I have three hungry dogs and spent big money for dog food they won’t eat.

  2. Kim says:

    For 2 years I have fed my Scottie & Westie Iams senior (and before, Iams adult). I used to think it was a good food until I read that studies have shown beet pulp can lead to ear infections. My Scottie has suffered from ear infections her whole life! Shaking her head so hard she has caused 3 hemotomas and now has permanently floppy ears. I have fed them Innova for the last month and have seen no evidence of dirty ears, ear infections or even ear sensitivity the way she used to have. No more Iams for my dogs (or future dogs)!

  3. Jess says:

    That’s not the problem at all. Here is one of their formulas and I’ll tell ya this is just a down right terrible dog food. Full of all kinds of ingredient’s that cause those kids of issues. The beet pulp is just a fiber and is in the dog food to keep the dogs stool firm.

    1. Corn is one of the worst ingredients in dog food. Dogs can not and do not digest it. It causes EAR, eye, skin, coat and allergies in most dogs.
    2. Ground Whole Grain Sorghum is on a par with corn and it is a filler that causes all kinds of bad issues in dogs.
    3. Chicken By-Product Meal isn’t really chicken at all. It is all the crap on the floor of the slaughter house and includes stuff like necks, beaks, chicken poo,long dead chickens, FEATHERS, AND THE INTERNAL ORGANS THAT CAN’T GO INTO HUMAN FOOD. No telling how a dog reacts to some of this crap. This is the lowest grade of chicken and is rotton stuff and it really can be rotton.

    Chicken, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Chicken By-Product Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Meal, Chicken Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Dried Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Flax Meal, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Caramel, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Calcium Carbonate, 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 Extrac

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