This is the third flavour i have been lucky enough to receive and my cat is still happy. What i have noticed is my cat doesn’t get bored with the same flavours as quickly as he has done with other branded dry cat foodsthe end result is he likes it and eats it so we are both happy hence 5 stars.
Dog likes it, old cat likes it, kitten not so sure. We have been trying to wean our 3 month old kitten off wet food, and as we use iams senior for our 14 year old cat, we thought we would try their kitten variety. It is nutritionally balanced for kittens of that age, and the individual pieces of kibble are shaped like stars and much smaller than the adult version. So, you would think she would love it. However, she much prefers climbing onto the table and eating the iams senior. All is not lost, because the 14 year old loves the kitten food – and so does the dog. I’m thinking of mixing kitten and adult food together to make everyone happy. The kitten has more than doubled in weight in the time she has been eating the various iams, and is full of boundless energy. I’m not saying she won’t eat the kitten variety, but maybe it’s a little bland in comparison to the ingredients in the adult variety. So, i’m sure kitten iams would go down very well indeed in a household with no other pets, but where there are different, possibly more tasty alternatives within reach, it may be a problem.
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.
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.
My incredibly fussy 18 year old tabby won’t be able to get more than enough of these. I considered this sizeable bag would last her a good extended even though but it is really not even been a 7 days and she’s chowing through it like her nine life depend on it. Excellent worth, excellent product or service, i’m absolutely ordering extra – my two canines like them much too but for the cat’s sake i’m retaining 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
It is a quality cat food but not enticing enough it would seem. I recently acquired two kittens and their first bag of dry food was a brand that has no additives whatsoever, and is totally organic. They lapped that up but upon being offered this, i find that unless they are desperately hungry (like overnight), the bowl sits full most of the day and they will ignore it. They sniff it and walk away. I, obviously have to judge this by its ‘cat’ appeal of which there seems to be little. I have no doubt, the quality of ingredients is doing them some good but they are not over-enthralled by it until they become so hungry they have to eat it. I think i will stick to my previous brand, even if it is a little more expensive.
I have two norwegian forest kittens who are almost six months old and are progressing from kitten food to the next stage – junior food. They have really taken to this food and happily eat it at any time. The pieces are slightly bigger than the baby food they are used to, but not as big as the adult food so i don’t feel as though they are being rushed into eating things they aren’t mature enough to manage. Comparing ingredients, iams seems to have all the necessary nutrients for this fast-growing stage of their life.