Iams Dry Cat Food Kittenand Junior Chicken 2 : Macey loves it but packets not resealable.

My very fussy 18 year old tabby can’t get enough of these. I thought this sizeable bag would last her a good long while but it’s not even been a week and she’s chowing through it like her nine lives depend upon it. Great value, great product, i’m definitely ordering more – my two dogs love them too but for the cat’s sake i’m keeping most of the bag for her.

This is healthy stuff, packed with protein and other scientific goodness for you mog. Our cats are from a local cat rescue and they always recommend iams (the cat rescue lady, not the cat). As far as i am aware the cat rescue lady does not own shares in iams incorporated. Previously the cat dined on whiskas and she migrated to iams with no fuss. It does not smell which is a bonus. The mutli pack is great value too, it lasts for ages. The packaging is pretty poor; it has no resealable function and offers no place to cut it open and once opened the bag is easy to split further. Refilling the bowl is a messy affair unless you just scoop it out with your hand.

I chose this food for our young cat/kitten (4-5 months old) but he won’t go near the stuff i’m afraid. We have tried it on several occasions but young spartacus who eats everything else going sticks the proverbial two paws up at it and turns tail unfortunately. With said food passed onto different neighbours’ three (older) cats however the reaction was very different and they can’t get enough of the stuff although two were a little hesitant at first. Both mums are very happy and report back that the moggies are too though they would prefer more user friendly packaging. Scorecard (out of 5 paws) :spartacus 1 pawmaisie 5 pawsdamo 4 pawsmaddie 4 pawsaverage = 3. 5 paws** update – spartacus has now taken to this stuff, so much so he tries to raid the cupboard for it.

Scientifically formulated for the younger cat. In the past we have bred and showed pedigree cats, both birmans and turkish vans. To do well on the show bench a cat has to be in tip top condition, gleaming with health and vitality. Our feeding regime was always to feed wet food twice a day, but to have a dish of dried food available for snacking at any time. Our dried food of choice was either iams or hills science diet as in our opinion these both delivered far more in terms of nutrients than cheaper alternatives. One aspect of the iams dry food range which we particularly like is that they produce different formulations for different types of cat. This particular variety is for kittens and young cats who require more in the way of calories as they are growing and burning off energy more than older cats. Even young kittens do take very readily to dried food. We have often observed the strange phenomenon of very young kittens, just being weaned, gnawing at cat litter.Obviously something to be discouraged.

My very fussy 18 year old tabby can’t get enough of these. I thought this sizeable bag would last her a good long while but it’s not even been a week and she’s chowing through it like her nine lives depend upon it. Great value, great product, i’m definitely ordering more – my two dogs love them too but for the cat’s sake i’m keeping most of the bag for her.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Wish my adult cats loved Iams as much
  • Both kitten and junior like it
  • So far the one my kitty likes best

Macey loves it but packets not resealable. . Macey has been on vet essentials for the past year but i thought i’d try something different. He’s not a fussy eater but he really did seem to enjoy this food. I think iams is one of the better brands so you would expect it to be good for your little kitty. Only downside is that the packets are not resealable unlike the vet essentials. Bit of an oversight in my opinion, so i’ve marked it down to 4 stars.

I’ve recently acquired two kittens who have just finished their first 2. 55kg packet of iams dry cat food. I got them when they were eight weeks old and gave them iams from the start, with the first packet lasting three weeks and 1 day. I’ve been feeding them nothing but this and water and they are growing, have lots (and lots) of energy, and no problems with their digestion (i know some cat owners who find iams too rich). The food comes in the form of small biscuits and is chicken flavour (yum). An added bonus is that the piece of plastic that i cut off when opening the packet provides infinite entertainment; by far and away it is the kittens’ favourite toy (the box the packets were delivered in comes a close second). My only complaint is that i would have liked the packet to be resealable in some way.

1 Reply to “Iams Dry Cat Food Kittenand Junior Chicken 2 : Macey loves it but packets not resealable.”

  1. . But they don’t like most other dry food. Admittedly, iams is a lot mor expensive than the normal dry stuff, but mixed in with wet food makes it go a lot further and gives them some variety. You just have to figure out if your cats are going to be able to tell the difference, they might not be as picky as mine.
    1. . But they don’t like most other dry food. Admittedly, iams is a lot mor expensive than the normal dry stuff, but mixed in with wet food makes it go a lot further and gives them some variety. You just have to figure out if your cats are going to be able to tell the difference, they might not be as picky as mine.
  2. When you looks at iams invariably you will compare it against £3 for 12 pouches of normal wet cat food. On the face of it that makes iams look expensive but in reality the per portion cost of this is actually much much cheaper. My four cats love it, i sometimes put some gravy on to surprise them but generally you can tell when a cat likes nice food and their coats are looking great.
  3. This review is from : Iams Dry Cat Food Kittenand Junior Chicken 2.55 Kg (Pack of 3)

    When you looks at iams invariably you will compare it against £3 for 12 pouches of normal wet cat food. On the face of it that makes iams look expensive but in reality the per portion cost of this is actually much much cheaper. My four cats love it, i sometimes put some gravy on to surprise them but generally you can tell when a cat likes nice food and their coats are looking great.
  4. This review is from : Iams Dry Cat Food Kittenand Junior Chicken 2.55 Kg (Pack of 3)

    It isn’t their favourite but they will eat it if i refuse to give in to their blandishments and give them wet food or temptations. Would be interesting to see just how much it really is adapted to kittens and younger cats.
  5. This review is from : Iams Dry Cat Food Kittenand Junior Chicken 2.55 Kg (Pack of 3)

    It isn’t their favourite but they will eat it if i refuse to give in to their blandishments and give them wet food or temptations. Would be interesting to see just how much it really is adapted to kittens and younger cats.
  6. This review is from : Iams Dry Cat Food Kittenand Junior Chicken 2.55 Kg (Pack of 3)

    Wish my adult cats loved iams as much. I’ve tried our older cats on iams without much success. They’ve been raised on wet food pouches and it proved difficult to get them to go for the dry stuff. I thought i might get on better with our little cat who isn’t old enough to have become addicted to wet food and it seems to be working ok so far. Only problem is, because our older cats are still on meat it’s very tempting for their little friend to help them clear their plates. I only wish it would work the other way round and she’d teach them that dry food is the way to go. I’m having to try feeding them separately at the moment so that she doesn’t get into the habit of liking the wet food but i don’t know how successful that would be in the long run. If i only had our little cat it wouldn’t be a problem as she likes the iams well enough and i think she’d be quite happy to stick with it but i suspect that as soon as she’s a little older and starts feeding with the big boys the smelly wet food will win out. It’s great stuff and i’ll try to keep her at it but if she’s lead astray to the meat it won’t be the fault of the iams.
  7. This review is from : Iams Dry Cat Food Kittenand Junior Chicken 2.55 Kg (Pack of 3)

    Wish my adult cats loved iams as much. I’ve tried our older cats on iams without much success. They’ve been raised on wet food pouches and it proved difficult to get them to go for the dry stuff. I thought i might get on better with our little cat who isn’t old enough to have become addicted to wet food and it seems to be working ok so far. Only problem is, because our older cats are still on meat it’s very tempting for their little friend to help them clear their plates. I only wish it would work the other way round and she’d teach them that dry food is the way to go. I’m having to try feeding them separately at the moment so that she doesn’t get into the habit of liking the wet food but i don’t know how successful that would be in the long run. If i only had our little cat it wouldn’t be a problem as she likes the iams well enough and i think she’d be quite happy to stick with it but i suspect that as soon as she’s a little older and starts feeding with the big boys the smelly wet food will win out. It’s great stuff and i’ll try to keep her at it but if she’s lead astray to the meat it won’t be the fault of the iams.
  8. This review is from : Iams Dry Cat Food Kittenand Junior Chicken 2.55 Kg (Pack of 3)

    Enjoyed by kitten and seems to be good for her. We adopted a very scrawny kitten recently and, despite being wormed, she still seemed to be struggling to put on weight and her coat was rough and not at all sleek. We had the opportunity to try this dry food for her and, over the course of a few weeks, her coat has gradually improved until it is now shiny and looks in good condition and she has at last also put on some weight. Although these biscuits seem expensive at first glance, they really do last a long time and i feel that they’re good value compared to wet food. I also like the fact that i can leave the biscuits out so that she can pick at them throughout the day and, of course, they don’t attract flies unlike leftover wet food. She seems to really enjoy the taste of these biscuits and they’re a good size even for a small kitten.
  9. This review is from : Iams Dry Cat Food Kittenand Junior Chicken 2.55 Kg (Pack of 3)

    Enjoyed by kitten and seems to be good for her. We adopted a very scrawny kitten recently and, despite being wormed, she still seemed to be struggling to put on weight and her coat was rough and not at all sleek. We had the opportunity to try this dry food for her and, over the course of a few weeks, her coat has gradually improved until it is now shiny and looks in good condition and she has at last also put on some weight. Although these biscuits seem expensive at first glance, they really do last a long time and i feel that they’re good value compared to wet food. I also like the fact that i can leave the biscuits out so that she can pick at them throughout the day and, of course, they don’t attract flies unlike leftover wet food. She seems to really enjoy the taste of these biscuits and they’re a good size even for a small kitten.
    1. Another success, this time for younger cats. With smaller pieces than other iams offerings, this one is aimed at younger cats (up to 12 months old). We have rescue cats – one about a year old, and one nearer to 8 years old, and the truth is both of them love this as well as all the other iams flavours. We are trying to ensure only the younger cat has this one, but that’s only because it’s aimed at his age group. We feed both cats dry iams topped up through the day, and one wet sachet a day.
  10. This review is from : Iams Dry Cat Food Kittenand Junior Chicken 2.55 Kg (Pack of 3)

    Another success, this time for younger cats. With smaller pieces than other iams offerings, this one is aimed at younger cats (up to 12 months old). We have rescue cats – one about a year old, and one nearer to 8 years old, and the truth is both of them love this as well as all the other iams flavours. We are trying to ensure only the younger cat has this one, but that’s only because it’s aimed at his age group. We feed both cats dry iams topped up through the day, and one wet sachet a day.
  11. This review is from : Iams Dry Cat Food Kittenand Junior Chicken 2.55 Kg (Pack of 3)

    What more to say about cat food?. I prefer dry cat food to wet as i can then see my cat drinking more and it keeps longer. The iams is abrand my cat constantly eats unlike some cheaper brands – lidls & tescos own. Although she like whiskers she doesn’t like gocat & she loves purina. I deally i’d like her to eat a raw diet like the dogs, but she can be fussy and rules my house.
    1. What more to say about cat food?. I prefer dry cat food to wet as i can then see my cat drinking more and it keeps longer. The iams is abrand my cat constantly eats unlike some cheaper brands – lidls & tescos own. Although she like whiskers she doesn’t like gocat & she loves purina. I deally i’d like her to eat a raw diet like the dogs, but she can be fussy and rules my house.
      1. My son`s kitten has always been very skinny despite being wormed ect so i suggested that he tried this food. It really does work, she has put on weight and looks much happier and healthier, even more important she loves it.
  12. This review is from : Iams Dry Cat Food Kittenand Junior Chicken 2.55 Kg (Pack of 3)

    My son`s kitten has always been very skinny despite being wormed ect so i suggested that he tried this food. It really does work, she has put on weight and looks much happier and healthier, even more important she loves it.
  13. This review is from : Iams Dry Cat Food Kittenand Junior Chicken 2.55 Kg (Pack of 3)

    Not much to say – a great product in a useful size so that you don’t have to lug cat food continually.
    1. Not much to say – a great product in a useful size so that you don’t have to lug cat food continually.
      1. A tricky product to review as i have no intentions of personally trying this (no matter how nice it smells) but suffice to say my cats enjoy this immensely so i confidently recommend this. A way better deal than the supermarkets, where i had been buying 800 gram packs for around 7 quid a time. Also a good idea to have three small bags rather than one massive one as it saves the problem of the food drying out in next to no time.
  14. This review is from : Iams Dry Cat Food Kittenand Junior Chicken 2.55 Kg (Pack of 3)

    A tricky product to review as i have no intentions of personally trying this (no matter how nice it smells) but suffice to say my cats enjoy this immensely so i confidently recommend this. A way better deal than the supermarkets, where i had been buying 800 gram packs for around 7 quid a time. Also a good idea to have three small bags rather than one massive one as it saves the problem of the food drying out in next to no time.
  15. This review is from : Iams Dry Cat Food Kittenand Junior Chicken 2.55 Kg (Pack of 3)

    Fantastic quality kitten food. This is wonderful kitten food – low odour, small kibble, high nutrition. My new wee boy simply devours it, and runs when he hears the rattle of food hitting the bowl. It needs to be served alongside water or milk though, as it can make him a little thirsty. He is growing weekly, bright eyes and coat, and great fun. This food is value for money as a bag lasts a long time. The only problem we have is keeping the older cats away.
    1. Fantastic quality kitten food. This is wonderful kitten food – low odour, small kibble, high nutrition. My new wee boy simply devours it, and runs when he hears the rattle of food hitting the bowl. It needs to be served alongside water or milk though, as it can make him a little thirsty. He is growing weekly, bright eyes and coat, and great fun. This food is value for money as a bag lasts a long time. The only problem we have is keeping the older cats away.
      1. I have four pets, two cats and two dogs so generally buy more generic pet food with a more palatable price tag, but have been keen to try the more upmarket feeds to see if a) the cats don’t need to eat as much and b) to see if it makes my arthritic and lethargic cat feel any better. There is no doubt about it, they like the taste of the food, but they do still look longingly at the bowl when they have finished the smaller portions that the high end foods suggest – i can not tell if it is genuine hunger or just greed. That said, my arthritic cat does seem to be a little less sluggish. Despite this food being aimed at younger cats. . Again though that may be because of the warm summer as opposed to the better food. My young bengal cat certainly likes this food and meows constantly for more. I think this food smells and looks nicer than our usual brand, but i am not convinced that it will persuade me to spend more money for it – the test will come when i offer them some of their old food and see if they are as enthusiastic.
  16. I have four pets, two cats and two dogs so generally buy more generic pet food with a more palatable price tag, but have been keen to try the more upmarket feeds to see if a) the cats don’t need to eat as much and b) to see if it makes my arthritic and lethargic cat feel any better. There is no doubt about it, they like the taste of the food, but they do still look longingly at the bowl when they have finished the smaller portions that the high end foods suggest – i can not tell if it is genuine hunger or just greed. That said, my arthritic cat does seem to be a little less sluggish. Despite this food being aimed at younger cats. . Again though that may be because of the warm summer as opposed to the better food. My young bengal cat certainly likes this food and meows constantly for more. I think this food smells and looks nicer than our usual brand, but i am not convinced that it will persuade me to spend more money for it – the test will come when i offer them some of their old food and see if they are as enthusiastic.
  17. This review is from : Iams Dry Cat Food Kittenand Junior Chicken 2.55 Kg (Pack of 3)

    Only a couple of months ago, the redhart family adopted a cat named “mer-cat-or” (after geradus mercator, the 16th century flemish “cat-ographer”) from my aunt “cat-riona”, of “cat-ford”. Although formerly both a “cat-walk” model and a backing singer for “yusuf islam”, recently the old dear had been a mere shadow of her former self- plagued by “cat-aracts” and the most awful “cat-arrh”. A “cat scan” also revealed major neural degeneration, which has probably not been helped by her addiction to mephedrone (also known as “m-cat”). However, suddenly an even greater “cat-astrophe” struck, when she recently managed to “cat-ch” aids. This has left her bedridden in a “cat-atonic” state (requiring a “cat-heter”), and with nobody to look after her cat. A few years back her husband (my uncle “cat-o”) had chosen to “whisk ‘er” away to spain on a “cat-amaran”, on a mission to “cat-alogue” rare breeds of “cat-erpillar”. Whilst there, they visited the “cat-acombs” of st “cat-herine’s” (a “cat-holic” “cat-hedral” in “cat-alonia”), where she found the very stray animal that she was to bring home- and which has since been “cat-apulted” into membership of “me ‘ousehold”. Anyway, this particular product (from singer will. Am’s popular range) is chicken flavour, featuring absolutely no beef obtained from “cat-tle”. I’d recommend “s-cat-tering” it amongst your pet’s tinned food, in order to fully “cat-er” for their dietary needs. Apparently this particular blend is an excellent “cat-alyst” for growth among young kittens, but the important thing is that my “cat” (edit oh, hang on. That one wasn’t technically a pun) seems to like the taste. There’s been absolutely no “cat-erwauling” at meal times and it’s actually rather “cat-hartic” to watch the grub getting swallowed so enthusiastically.
    1. Only a couple of months ago, the redhart family adopted a cat named “mer-cat-or” (after geradus mercator, the 16th century flemish “cat-ographer”) from my aunt “cat-riona”, of “cat-ford”. Although formerly both a “cat-walk” model and a backing singer for “yusuf islam”, recently the old dear had been a mere shadow of her former self- plagued by “cat-aracts” and the most awful “cat-arrh”. A “cat scan” also revealed major neural degeneration, which has probably not been helped by her addiction to mephedrone (also known as “m-cat”). However, suddenly an even greater “cat-astrophe” struck, when she recently managed to “cat-ch” aids. This has left her bedridden in a “cat-atonic” state (requiring a “cat-heter”), and with nobody to look after her cat. A few years back her husband (my uncle “cat-o”) had chosen to “whisk ‘er” away to spain on a “cat-amaran”, on a mission to “cat-alogue” rare breeds of “cat-erpillar”. Whilst there, they visited the “cat-acombs” of st “cat-herine’s” (a “cat-holic” “cat-hedral” in “cat-alonia”), where she found the very stray animal that she was to bring home- and which has since been “cat-apulted” into membership of “me ‘ousehold”. Anyway, this particular product (from singer will. Am’s popular range) is chicken flavour, featuring absolutely no beef obtained from “cat-tle”. I’d recommend “s-cat-tering” it amongst your pet’s tinned food, in order to fully “cat-er” for their dietary needs. Apparently this particular blend is an excellent “cat-alyst” for growth among young kittens, but the important thing is that my “cat” (edit oh, hang on. That one wasn’t technically a pun) seems to like the taste. There’s been absolutely no “cat-erwauling” at meal times and it’s actually rather “cat-hartic” to watch the grub getting swallowed so enthusiastically.
      1. Its always difficult writing a review for cat food. We cant taste test it, and sadly, i dont speak cat. 🙂 i usually rely on 2 main indicators: 1) does my cat like it?.2) is my cat healthy, energetic and looking good?in answer to the above, the kittens loved it. This was the perfect size for tiny mouths and it was gobbled up in seconds. All the litter are active and happy and mewing happily at mealtimes, so i guess thats a 10 out of 10. I feel confident in the iams brand that i am giving my cats a high quality kibble. Will definitely continue with this brand and flavour. Cant really go wrong with chicken.
  18. This review is from : Iams Dry Cat Food Kittenand Junior Chicken 2.55 Kg (Pack of 3)

    Its always difficult writing a review for cat food. We cant taste test it, and sadly, i dont speak cat. 🙂 i usually rely on 2 main indicators: 1) does my cat like it?.2) is my cat healthy, energetic and looking good?in answer to the above, the kittens loved it. This was the perfect size for tiny mouths and it was gobbled up in seconds. All the litter are active and happy and mewing happily at mealtimes, so i guess thats a 10 out of 10. I feel confident in the iams brand that i am giving my cats a high quality kibble. Will definitely continue with this brand and flavour. Cant really go wrong with chicken.
    1. I don’t own a cat but have a neighbours cat who seems to be adopting me. I have been leaving these biscuits out for her and she loves them. Oh, and in case anyone thinks i am luring her away from home, my neighbour doesn’t mind me feeding her cat at all. I also gave some to my dog and he enjoyed them too – although this may have been just to stop the cat from having any more. He does get jealous, silly thing.
      1. I don’t own a cat but have a neighbours cat who seems to be adopting me. I have been leaving these biscuits out for her and she loves them. Oh, and in case anyone thinks i am luring her away from home, my neighbour doesn’t mind me feeding her cat at all. I also gave some to my dog and he enjoyed them too – although this may have been just to stop the cat from having any more. He does get jealous, silly thing.
  19. Iams kitten food is designed to provide everything nutritionally that a growing kitten needs for development of bone, muscle and immune system as well as healthy eyes, skin and coat. Although it is a ‘complete’ food (i. It is claimed there is no need to feed anything else to provide a balanced diet) we always prefer to offer a couple of wet food choices for variety. This formulation is described as suitable for feeding from four weeks up to one year when gradual weaning onto adult food is recommended. If, like us, you have mixed ages it is in practice impossible to prevent the older generation in this household from sticking their noses in for a quick munch from time to time. However, this does no harm any more than the youngsters eating adult food and we view that it is access to food formulated for age that is the key issue. It is very difficult to assess whether the iams formulation is superior to other kitten food (short of having a ‘control kitten’ fed an alternative diet) but cats tend to vote with their tummies. Ours consistently find the various iams mixes palatable even when they are blowing going hot and cold over wet food.
    1. Iams kitten food is designed to provide everything nutritionally that a growing kitten needs for development of bone, muscle and immune system as well as healthy eyes, skin and coat. Although it is a ‘complete’ food (i. It is claimed there is no need to feed anything else to provide a balanced diet) we always prefer to offer a couple of wet food choices for variety. This formulation is described as suitable for feeding from four weeks up to one year when gradual weaning onto adult food is recommended. If, like us, you have mixed ages it is in practice impossible to prevent the older generation in this household from sticking their noses in for a quick munch from time to time. However, this does no harm any more than the youngsters eating adult food and we view that it is access to food formulated for age that is the key issue. It is very difficult to assess whether the iams formulation is superior to other kitten food (short of having a ‘control kitten’ fed an alternative diet) but cats tend to vote with their tummies. Ours consistently find the various iams mixes palatable even when they are blowing going hot and cold over wet food.
      1. Have put this down alongside normal branded cat food and the 2 kittens don’t even look at the other stuff, they go off theirs tits for this cat food. Never a single morsel left and two very happy kittens. However i find it to be quite dry and bland with a poor after taste.
  20. This review is from : Iams Dry Cat Food Kittenand Junior Chicken 2.55 Kg (Pack of 3)

    Have put this down alongside normal branded cat food and the 2 kittens don’t even look at the other stuff, they go off theirs tits for this cat food. Never a single morsel left and two very happy kittens. However i find it to be quite dry and bland with a poor after taste.

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