Our vet recommended this food over the other "pricier" options for our new Great Dane puppy. She LOVES the food and is always eager to eat. My Shih-Tzu has also taken to the food and loves it more than his regular food so we have swapped him to Iams as well. I was most concerned about our GD growing too fast (I've been told that if they grow too fast, which they will do on regular puppy food, that it will hurt them) and so far, 12 weeks in to using Iams, she is right on track according to our vet.
I swear we have probably tried every brand or variety of dry dog food that there is. Ever since our Lil' Lucy was just a baby Boxer, she has always been a pretty picky eater, or at the least becomes easily bored with her food.
I am sure that part of the reason is due to her being so ill when we got her. From about the time she was 10 weeks old until she was 13-14 weeks, we had to feed her with a monojet (needle-less syringe) full of liquid puppy food & vitamins literally every hour. She had
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double pneumonia, and with how fast her lungs had filled with water, her Vet told me straight out that her odds of surviving this was unlikely. Now he did say it in nicer words, or try to, because there is no way to sugar coat something like that.
But between her strong will and our love, we fought her back to health. THANK GOD.... But it seems like the feeding battle has never really seemed to end. Even with mixing in things like chicken and other types of meats Lucy would still not eat. At least not consistently or thoroughly, which meant that we would end up wasting the majority of it. Not to mention how irregular her bowel movements where from the constant changes to her diet.
So our search continued, trying to find a food appealing to our growing puppy, but also one that our non-growing pocket could afford. The consideration of just wet food was something we where starting to think might be our only option. Though we had really hoped to eventually have her on a wholly dry food diet, for our sake and for hers.
So when we where able to buy Iams Proactive Smart Puppy Large Breed a second time, and then a third time, we knew we may actually have a fighting chance at the dry food idea. Now many more bags of it later, we are now successfully mixing in adult food. Which is Perfect, considering her 2nd Birthday is right around the corner, which will make our Boxer a puppy no more... Other than in our eyes and heart...
So we say Thank You to Iams, for our little girls health and helping keep our sanity in the matter...
Sincerely The Widowski Family, Rob, Crystal, Alyssa, Mia & Lucy Widowski
I've used these puppy biscuits for probably 20 years. They are the perfect treat for dogs of all ages. The dogs love them, and I like them because they are small and softer than the traditional hard biscuit - great for the senior crowd as well as the pups. I haven't met a dog or puppy that has not liked them. Don't stop making them.
Good nutrition, crunchy, and my dog still loves it after six months. Has always digested it well. Honest label: they say four a day though we both cheat on this. Not a training tool like, say, shaved turkey but works as a reward nonetheless. If I'm going to give him something between meals it is going to be this.
I bought the 9lb bag last month to replace the Purina PRO food. WHAT A DIFFERENCE. First off I really didn't understand the GRAIN FREE benefits and what not.
My dog is a 9 yr old, Shepard mix that I adopted. Over the last month she stopped scratching, biting her skin, and now her fur is all SHINE. Her Bowl movements are not as dry or watery like it had been.
This dog food has been great for us and hopefully it will do the same for ya'll.
I usually buy the lamb food, but I opted to try the Iams® - Grain Free Naturals™ Adult Chicken + Garden Pea Recipe. I love my dog and am always looking to try healthier options on him. I felt really good about giving him this food and he really loved it! The first ingredient is chicken, the second peas - not all those fillers. All in all, my dog gives the best review by enjoying every bite and licking his bowl clean!
Hi I just want to say I have 3 picky an spoiled girls I bought just about every dry an wet dog food there is no lie every brand.A month ago I tried Iams dry an canned food an my girls absolutely love it I'm am sooooo happy my search is finally over.I am so pleased with Iams I buy the chicken and rice ground an lamb an rice ground.First off when I open the can it doesn't smell nasty or look nasty like all other wet foods an the dry I buy is the Iams mini chunks they love it. I wish I tried Iams
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years ago but I'm glad I finally did they love it an let me tell you they didn't appreciate any food I gave them but now they doThank You Iams only food I will be buying
my golden won't eat unless i feed him lam and rice
When you're trying to find a healthy dog food you're often left with a great healthy product, but not so great towards your dogs taste buds!
Not only are a dog food's health benefits important but also it's important that your dogs actually eat the food!
Iams dog food covers both of those bases. My dogs absolutely love this food and I love the nutritional benefits and ingredients.
Does this food provide any vitamins that are going to benefit my dog's bone health,skin and vision? So far, so
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good. The label includes quite a few omega vitamins and other great vitamins for a senior dog.
After a recent diabetes diagnosis in my eldest dog (11yrs) A good diet has become a great importance to my dog and hopefully will prevent my younger dog from developing any serious illnesses.
I received the Iams dog food for my mature/senior dog. I was really excited and opened the bag to smell the food, see the texture and let my dog try some. I immediately smelled the dog food once I opened the bag. I did not like the smell at all, it smelt like wet fish! Not a very strong fish like odor, more of an undertone of fish. It wasn't really strong or anything, smelt mostly of dog food but had an unpleasant smell of wet fish. That sounds weird I realize but it's the only way to describe
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it. My dog however loved the taste! We had to mix the new food with his old food so he didn't get any stomach upset from the change in food. He seemed to love it! The texture of the pieces were crunchy - which keeps their teeth free of tartar - but small pieces which I appreciated. They seemed like if you had a very elderly dog it would help to have the pieces of food smaller. MY dog seemed to have more energy also and his coat looked shinny by the end of the bag. All in all we loved the food!We might buy again once I look further into the nutritional description vs our food now and the cost difference.
My dogs are both older - 8 & 15 - and so we wanted to give them something that would be better for their specific needs. They really seemed to like this food and we like that it's made for older dogs.
We have had our senior dog on Iams Active Maturity for several years. We are having difficulty finding it in stores at this point and had to buy another brand. We were informed that food lines are being changed over and that is the reason for lack of availability. It's disappointing that we had to buy another brand and there is risk that sales will be lost because people had to go to another brand.