Iams® Veterinary Formula™ Joint Plus Joint

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Joint health issues affect more than 11 million dogs in the U.S.A.* - dogs of every size, age, and breed. The good news is, your veterinarian can recommend measures that can help delay the aging progression of such joint issues. Nutrition is one vital component of that regimen. This formula has glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, to provide the building blocks for healthy cartilage; L-Carnitine to help your pet metabolize fat; and micro-crystals to help reduce tartar buildup across the whole mouth during and after meals.

*Veterinary Medicine, February 2002
How can Joint Health™ formulas help?
Iams® Veterinary Formulas Joint Health™ contains a blend of ingredients to help support joint health, including:

  • glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate (naturally occurring compounds that aid in the nourishment and maintenance of healthy joint cartilage)
  • antioxidants (nutrients that help stabilize cells)
  • a balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids to help nutritionally manage inflammation. (fatty acids are found in ingredients such as fish, chicken, and corn)
  • animal proteins and L-Carnitine (vitamin-like compound that helps with fat metabolism) to help support lean, active muscles and healthy joints


Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken, Fish Meal, Chicken Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Egg Product, Brewer's Dried Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Fructooligosaccharides, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Beta-Carotene, 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), Choline Chloride, Corn Grits, Flax Meal, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), DL-Methionine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Marigold, L-Carnitine, Chondroitin Sulfate, Rosemary Extract

Nutrient (percent)
Crude Protein, minimum 26.0
Crude Fat, minimum 10.0
Crude Fat, maximum 12.5
Crude Fiber, maximum 4.0
Moisture, maximum 10.0
Vitamin A, minimum 70,000 IU/kg
Vitamin E, minimum 200 IU/kg
L-Carnitine, minimum 040 mg/kg*
Omega-6 Fatty Acids, minimum 1.25*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, minimum 0.25*
Glucosamine, minimum 475 mg/kg*
Chondroitin Sulfate, minimum 45 mg/kg*

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles. Joint Health��� /Canine Dry Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Maintenance. Manufactured under U.S. Patent Nos. 5,616,569 and 6,093,418; other U.S. and foreign patents pending.

Weight (lbs) Weight maintenance (dry cups/day)
3 to 10 1/3 to 1
10 to 20 1 to 1 1/2
20 to 30 1 1/2 to 2
30 to 40 2 to 2 1/3
40 to 60 2 1/3 to 3
60 to 80 3 to 3 3/4
80 to 100 3 3/4 to 4 1/3

These guideline amounts are a starting point and your dog 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 chart 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 dog per day to get the actual portion size per feeding.

3,443 kcal/kg; 294 kcal/cup; 3.01-oz/cup