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When it comes to cat food I do like to buy the best that I can afford and, as such, had been giving Mew Applaws dry cat food. Sadly with hubby out of work at the moment the price of Applaws is just too high so I went in search of a healthy alternative for him.
I get daily e mails from Pet Supermarket which I where I usually shop for my dry cat food as it is easier than carrying it from the shops, I can buy in bulk and I get cash back through Quidco so it is a win:win:win situation!
Some time ago they had a good offer on Iams cat food so we decided to try it. I began by reading the reviews about it to make sure that it would be reasonable for Mew. Then I bought three 3kg packs, one of which was the Active Health Adult Succulent Roast Chicken version currently priced at £35.93 for a 10kg bag. They don't seem to have the 3kg bags at the moment.
The bag for this particular flavour is the bright orange one with the picture of the slightly stunned looking cat on the front. The information on the pack promises strong muscles, healthy digestion, strong immune system and a healthy heart. As it is adult food it is suitable for cats aged from one year to six years.
There is a lot more information on the back of the pack including more about the health values of the food and feeding guidelines.
The kibbles themselves are brown, small, round and all the same shape. I say that because I have used food which has various shaped kibbles but, providing it tastes ok, I don't think Mew is too bothered either way!
I feed Mew dry food most of the time with a small can of wet food about twice a week so the dry food forms his main diet. The first time that I put some of the Iams out for him he looked at it and looked at me as if to say - this is different mom - and then he got stuck in, ate it and licked his lips. That's a sure sign that he has enjoyed the taste!
He has been eating this for a few weeks now and he really enjoys it. I noticed the other day how shiny and soft his fur felt and didn't really think about it until I began to write this review. Maybe it is something to do with the Iams food who knows? All I know is that Mew enjoys eating it and he seems happy and healthy so that is good enough for me.
The composition of this cat food is as follows:
Dried Chicken and Turkey (40%), Maize, Wheat, Animal Fat, Dried Beet Pulp (1.8%), Chicken Digest, Fructo oligosaccharide (0.69%), Potassium Chloride, Dried Whole Egg, Brewer's Dried Yeast, Fish Oil (0.38%), Calcium Carbonate.
Vitamin A 12,000 IU/kg, Vitamin D3 900 IU/kg, Vitamin E (ά-tocopherol) 140mg/kg. Trace elements: Copper as Cupric Sulphate, pentahydrate:10 mg/kg, Zinc as Zinc Oxide:170 mg/kg, Manganese as Manganous Sulphate, monohydrate:46 mg/kg, Iodine as Potassium Iodide:1 mg/kg, Cobalt as Basic Cobaltous Carbonate, monohydrate:0.4 mg/kg.
This works out as:
Protein 33%, Fat content 16%, moisture 8%, crude ash 7.2%, crude fibres 1.9%, Calcium 1.05%, Phosphorus 0.95%.
I wouldn't normally put a list of ingredients in my review as, most of the time, they are pretty meaningless unless you are a scientist but in this case I know that most of us want to know what proportion of our cat food is food and what is rubbish added to bulk it out! I know Iams doesn't measure up to Applaws in this sense but it doesn't do too badly.
In conclusion I would say that I would definitely buy this cat food again as Mew enjoys it and it seems to be keeping him healthy and that's what it is all about after all!
So it is paws up from Mew then!
Iams Adult with Savoury Roast Chicken is a cat food for adult cats from one year of age especially nutritious and tasty with a high chicken protein content and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids