My cat is now 18 years old and for many years she has had trouble with hairballs no matter what cat food formula I tried. Finally with this food the hairballs being expelled are gone. She has lost weight and is a happier cat.
The only odd thing is that she has lost a lot of hair but there is fish oil in the food so I am just watching to see if it comes back.
I have two cats, one male and one female, who are now ages 13 & 14, but you'd never know it because they are so healthy. They look 1/2 their age.
From 2005-2012, I fed them Purina's Indoor Formula because both of them like to eat too much. They are mostly outdoor cats in a quiet, safe neighborhood but have access to the garage where all their stuff is staged: beds, blankets, toys, cat tree, cubes, boxes, food, and water. When the weather is bad or below 40 deg F, they come inside. They are also
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constant companions after hours. They groom, cuddle, and sleep together at night. I think this explains in large part why they look so much younger than they are. THEY'RE HAPPY CATS!
By 2012, however, I noticed that they were becoming older after I saw some of their old snapshots. They're faces had gotten skinny. I felt guilty for having fed them Purina Indoor Formula for years. So, I did some research and gave IAMS Senior Plus 11+ cat food a try. I slowly transitioned them from indoor to senior plus and they never once got sick. They also seem to enjoy this food and haven't lost any weight, which is a good thing in this situation.
They've been eating it for almost a year and the other day (Aug 2013) I noticed them playing outside. The oldest was playing attack cat. It had been a long while since I caught them playing like that. So, I'm not sure if it was coincidence or if the food really lives up to its claims. But, I'm not changing their food despite the expense. If I could afford it, I'd probably feed them the premium/advanced version of IAMS Senior Plus 11+ cat food, but I can't afford it.
I do recommend this product.
I received two cans of Tempt Me Tuna & Mackerel dinner to try for free from Iams, so even though my cats have never had any fish-based wet food before, I was eager to see what they would think. My sixteen-year-old extremely picky cat sniffed it twice and turned up his nose, but my other two (a 15-year-old and a 3-year-old) dug in with gusto! These two cats receive wet food as more of a treat than an every-day occurrence, but it's good to know that the ingredients in this food are high-quality
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and balanced for their nutrition. I will be working this into their wet food rotation going forward.
From a human perspective, let me note that I often find the smell of wet cat food to be pretty awful, but those with high quality ingredients are easier for me to tolerate. This food certainly has a "fishy" smell, as you would expect, but no more so than any fish I might cook for myself. The texture and appearance of the food out of the can was comparable to higher-priced brands I also purchase. Iams is definitely a quality brand I've come to trust.
I have two adult male cats, with one that thinks he's a dog and the other as a posh gentleman. Well our dog-like cat never has a problem eating wet food or any kind of food to be honest, the second he tried the Iams wet food that they sent to us he inhaled it and was meowing for more. Meanwhile, our sophisticated cat is a little more picky. He's on special diet food and hairball control, and usually sensitive to other kinds of food. I still tried to give him some and to my surprise he ate it and
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didn't nibble on it! He enjoyed it just as much as my other cat. Afterwards he found his perch on the couch and took a nap with this satisfied content look. For the first time he actually ate it! Now for the sensitivity, well that unfortunately didn't change but he was still happy. Both cats definitely had full bellies after eating the food! Thanks Iams!
My cats enjoy the iams cat food! I have two cats and once they hear me getting the cat food they stat meowing and purring they love it! I have never seen my cats go so nuts over cat food they love it! i love that they get all the nutrients they need in one bowl! this cat food is the best i will from now on buy this cat food for them! I recieved this cat food from the iams brand and so glad i did because this will be the food my cats eat from now on
When I sat down and read the IAMS Pro Active Health Cat Food bag, I was happy. I was impressed with how well formulated this cat food was, and I felt great about giving it to my cats. However, I didn't really think to them it would make a large difference. Some cats are picky, mine are not. I knew for their over all health, this would be a great change, but for their palate I didn't think I would have much to share.
Boy was I wrong! As I just shared, I was thrilled and feeling great that this
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cat food is formulated directly for my cats - to help their digestion, hair balls and metabolism. What I wasn't prepared for? The fact that my cats are on cloud nine with this new IAMS Cat food! The little bites size pieces, which are smaller than any other adult cat food we've tried (them, not me, I don't eat it sillies..) are perfect for my oldest cat, who finds them easier to chew.
I used to get up and feed the kitties, and they would make their way to their food when "they were ready".. But now, clearly every thing has changed. After the first time feeding them the new IAMS food, they are climbing all over me when they want it. I keep them on a schedule, but they never used to really "anticipate" feeding time. Now, if I'm within five minutes of the time I feed them, they are already jumping on me, and rolling around. It's silly, and sweet, and I owe it all to IAMS. IAMS really has added a closeness between my cats and our family. They love the food, we love giving it to them, and they seem to be grateful. Thank you for a wonderful Cat food I can feel great about, and my Kitties Love - Thanks IAMS!
One of our kitties is a senior and needs a hair all formula to "move things along"... She even had to go to an emergency clinic once. Unfortunately, many of the hair all formulas are also weight control, and she has always been very skinny! All of our kitties like this food and it really helps both her issues and cuts down on everyone else's hair balls.
I've been purchasing this brand of Iams for my 2 cats, for several years now. It's a God send! It's wonderful for controlling hairballs. I tried a "senior" (11 years and older) for them a couple of weeks ago. My male cat couldn't this dry food down, plus he had diarrhea. I quickly "re bought" the Hairball food for both. My male has stopped bringing up hairballs and the diarrhea he was having has stopped also. I'm on a limited income and wish I could take back what food hasn't been eaten of the
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Senior- 11 years and older, food, since I still have a lot left.
Thank you Iams for making a variety of dry food for cats!
I have 3 cats and they all love this particular flavor. This one is especially "saucy" and they love that. There are nice chunks of fish too. They eat every bit, and the bowls are clean within minutes of me putting them down!
I bought a can of this for my 11.5 year-old cat, Reny, today, just to try it. He recently lost his companion kitty & has been distraught. I thought that getting him something special to eat would comfort him. I was AMAZED @ how fast he gobbled up this food, & didn't leave anything in the bowl like he usually does with his regular canned food (not supposed to mention it, but it's abbreviated FF), which contains lots of rubbery bits. This food has NO rubbery bits. It's all real fish & sauce, & he
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was actually eager to eat it. He licked the bowl clean.
DRAWBACKS: It's VERY expensive...89¢ for 2.87 oz., & the feeding instructions say to feed 2.5 to 3 cans/day. That comes to about $80/month, more than my budget allows for cat food. In addition, I didn't like the product's packaging. It's canned in such a way that you have to stack it upside-down, & once opened & put in the fridge to store the rest, you must, if need be, read the label upside-down as well.
My cat is so picky but, he absolutely loves this food. He recently stayed at a boarding facility for a week. I brought along several kinds of grain free food but, they said he absolutely loved
IAMS® Purrfect Grain Free White Meat Chicken Breast Recipe Wet Cat Food
My cat has made me crazy the whole time I've had him because we had to switch him to grain free food..and up until now there was only 1 other product until this ! And he absolutely LOVES LOVES LOVES THIS FOOD...! I'm over the moon because this is the first chicken one he's liked