Iams Dog Chunks Dog Food

November 30, 2008  
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Iams Dog Chunks Dog Food

Iams Dog Chunks Dog Food is made and manufactured by Procter and Gamble. This Iams dog food is recommend for Normally Active Adult Dogs 1 year and older.

Iams Dog Chunks 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 Dog Chunks Dog Food:

  1. Chicken
  2. Corn Meal
  3. Ground Whole Grain Sorghum
  4. Chicken By-Products
  5. Chicken Fat

Chicken is the first 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.

Corn Meal is the second 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 third ingredient Sorghum is a decent quality grain.

The fourth 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 Fat is the fifth ingredient and is this foods main source of fat.
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Iams Dog Chunks Dog Food Full Ingredients List:

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 Extract.
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Iams Dog Chunks Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Nutrient (percent)
Crude Protein, minimum 26.0
Crude Fat, minimum 15.0
Crude Fiber, maximum 4.0
Moisture, maximum 10.0
Omega-6 Fatty Acids, minimum 2.5*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, minimum 0.25*

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

Iams® ProActive Health™ Chunks Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Maintenance.

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38 Responses to “Iams Dog Chunks Dog Food”
  1. Michelle says:

    P.S. Turducken uses Olive Oil and Flaxseed oil.PJ, What in your opinion is the best food on the market??

  2. Michelle says:

    Antonio,In the case of very hard working dogs or dogs exposed to really cold temperatures yes they need higher fat-but what about your average house pet?? I don’t think they need an extremely high fat content-maybe I’m just ignorant??

  3. Antonio says:

    Your right, I don’t think the average house pet needs a high fat diet, I agree with you on that. And where I’m at doesn’t get very cold well except this winter was pretty cool for a change. But that’s why I alternate between 16%-22$fat in my dogs diet.

  4. Jess says:

    Most dog foods(even the ones I use) aready have a higher % of fat than they say. Think of it this way, when dogs were wild they ate pretty lean prey so why would they need added fat now?? Antonio your dog seems a lot more active than mine but I don’t believe ether one needs added fat.
    To be honest, I just try to stay away from fish AND I still haven’t seen a picture of any dogs catching fish out with the bears, LOL. Just so happens mine loves duck and I am pretty sure wild dogs went after ducks. Darn Tony goes crazy after crows and ducks and one of these days I think he just might get one.

  5. Antonio says:

    LOL @ dog catching fish. Nah my boy hasn’t caught any Bass or Catfish Yet (doubt that he ever will). His systems handles the fish formulas fine, but I’m a fan of the fowl type proteins myself ie: chicken & duck, I don’t care much for the turkey meal it’s always given my boy diarrhea for some reason. And obviously if you ever hunted wild turkeys before the avg hunter would tell you there’s no way a wolf or any wilf dog can sneak up on one of those birds and kill it. It’s hard enough to get a wild turkey even using a gun LOL.

  6. Jess says:

    I don’t think we have any wild Turkeys in Western Washington State , but I do know a couple of turkeys. When the salmon run here, there are spots where if your fast enough you can reach right down and grab them. But you better hope nobodies around, because it is a huge fine and you will get snitched on it a heartbeat. I’ve actually heard of hungry bears coming down to pretty populated areas and trying to fish, but never heard of any wild dogs doing that. The only cats/fish we have here are the four legged ones and if there any, the asians or Russians will be sure to get them, urrrrr.

  7. Beach says:

    I want to get the word out!

    A few weeks ago we purchased a new bag of Iams mini chunks dry dog food (in the green bag). Late last week I noticed that my dog was having loose bowls. I didn’t attribute it to anything serious and fed him some pumpkin, which is a common remedy. I felt something was just not right with him, and I watched him for a few more days. He started panting for no reason and then his diarrhea became very bloody. I was horrified!! We immediately contacted the vet and took in a stool sample. The vet found no parasites, but said that the amount of mucous/slime in the stool was a result of an inflamed colon which most likely indicates a food problem. At the same time, I started doing internet research and saw recent identical stories to mine after dogs had eaten the same Iams dog food!! I’m also reading that some dogs have died! Also, one owner put their dog down, before they knew it was the Iams, because they couldn’t bare to see their dog suffering. I only want to get the word out there that there is something very WRONG with this food so that other dogs/owners don’t have to go through this.

  8. crystal says:

    please to all dog owners iamms made my dog so sick,it nearly killed her,even after the recall ,they were still selling it , find another dog food,my dog eats one little bite of this and throws it right up,

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