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IAMS Dog FAQ

DEAR DOG DEVOTEE,

Your dog offers you a lot, doesn’t he? So it is time to return the favour and deliver the food dogs deserve.

With IAMS ProActive Health you ensure that your favourite dog stays healthy and as strong as his love.

FAQ

  • What Is Chicken By-product Meal?
    Chicken by-product meal is an excellent source of protein because it naturally contains each of the amino acids essential to carnivorous animals (such as dogs and cats). Iams ProActive dog foods contain only real chicken and/or refined chicken by-product meal, which is the highest quality available. The refining process removes the poor-quality proteins and excess ash often found in typical chicken meal and chicken by-product meal, making the protein more digestible. Because internal organs are a rich source of nutrients, the chicken by-product meal contains internal organs, which add to the nutritional value of the food.
  • Is Corn Difficult for Animals to Digest?
    Whole corn, such as corn from the cob, might be difficult to digest. However, Iams ProActive dry dog foods use only high-quality corn that is finely ground to break up the outside covering of each kernel which is then cooked at high temperatures. This process makes the corn meal in our foods highly digestible and an excellent carbohydrate source.
  • How Are Iams ProActive Dry Dog Foods Preserved?
    All Iams ProActive dry dog foods use a special preservative system of mixed tocopherols (vitamin E), rosemary, and citric acid. Iams ProActive wet dog foods contain no preservatives.
  • Do Iams ProActive Dog Foods Contain Wheat?
    Wheat flour is a high-quality carbohydrate source that is used in Iams ProActive dog biscuits for nutrition and as a bonding agent to prevent breakage.
  • Are Iams ProActive Dog Foods Low in Sodium?
    Sodium is an essential mineral for life and is not considered harmful, nor does it have a negative effect on blood pressure in normal, healthy dogs. Most Iams ProActive dry dog foods contain approximately 0.5% salt (sodium), while the wet dog foods contain approximately 0.4% or less. The sodium is balanced in proper proportions with the other vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.
  • Do Any Iams ProActive Dog Foods Contain Soy?
    Our products do not contain soy. They contain very high-quality animal-based protein sources. Soy protein isolate, a high-quality soy-derived protein source, is used in some Eukanuba® Veterinary Diets.
  • Is There Sugar in Iams ProActive Dog Foods?
    Sugar is not added to any of our foods. The beet pulp included in the dry dog food formulas is an excellent, moderately fermentable source of fiber, not a source of sugar. Beet pulp is the material that remains after sugar is extracted from sugar beets, not red beets.
  • Do Any Iams ProActive Foods Have Too Much Protein?
    No. Some people believe that protein in dog foods beyond a certain level can cause kidney damage. However, no scientific research conducted to date indicates that protein is in any way involved in the development of kidney disease. Dogs eat primarily to meet energy requirements. For this reason, the nutrients in Iams foods are balanced with metabolic energy levels that ensure that a dog's nutritional needs are met simultaneously with their energy needs. This helps prevent an excess or deficiency in nutrients. If a dog is overfed, it may gain weight, but will not suffer from kidney problems.
  • Does Fat in a Dog’s Diet Cause High Cholesterol?
    No. Some people believe that protein in dog foods beyond a certain level can cause kidney damage. However, no scientific research conducted to date indicates that protein is in any way involved in the development of kidney disease. Dogs eat primarily to meet energy requirements. For this reason, the nutrients in Iams foods are balanced with metabolic energy levels that ensure that a dog's nutritional needs are met simultaneously with their energy needs. This helps prevent an excess or deficiency in nutrients. If a dog is overfed, it may gain weight, but will not suffer from kidney problems.
  • What Type of Fat Do You Use in Iams ProActive Dog Foods?
    Depending on the formula, the food will contain either poultry fat or fish oil. These fats are easily digested and are very-high-quality fat sources. The type of fat included is determined by the specific formula and the nutrients required to maintain proper protein and fat balances.

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