My cat's water consumption increased dramatically
I usually feed my 6 year old cat either Hills Oral Care or Royal Canin Oral dry food, however I thought I would try a cheaper option for a change as they are both a chicken variety and because it was being purchased at a pet store it must be good quality. I purchased the IAMS Healthy Adult Original with Chicken - 3 kg dry food. The Pet Stock Sales Assistant advised that IAMS is a very good brand and that it would be fine for my cat. Upon opening the packet I noticed the biscuits were much smaller than the Hills or the Royal Canin and were ra...ther flat. My cat didn't seem to mind them though and usually cleaned up his bowl. Then I started noticing his water bowl needed filling every day and that he was making a lot more trips to it and also I was cleaning out 5 - 6 clumps of urine from his litterbox rather than his usual 2 or 3. "Salt" was the 8th ingredient on the packet, so this was obviously causing his excessive thirst. I was so concerned that at his annual check-up the vet did a blood glucose test as I thought he may have become diabetic, but thankfully this was not the case. He is now back on his regular Hills Oral Care and his drinking habits have returned to normal. I guess this proves you get what you pay for.
Iams is pet food from an enormous company (P&G) with misleading advertisements while sponsoring vet schools teaching vets to recommend this product. Iams is actually a cheaply made food with a huge price tag. It is no better than supermarket food, but double the price... This is not worth it. The ingredients are just like supermarket food anyways! My cats didn't like this "super-premium" food, stopped eating it after a few bites. If you are splurging on your cat/s, you would be better off buying Royal Canin.
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price>ingredients, cats ate a bit but then stopped
I used to work at a vet and was able to buy products cheaper so I put my cats on Iams after having them on a supermarket brand, I found my cats quickly got sick of the taste and I was having to buy the small 900g bags to alternate the flavours reguarly, having 3 cats this was very uneconomical. Though this food is high quality I found the high price of it to not be worth it. My cats are not fussy which is why I was very suprised they stopped liking the flavour so often. Whilst on the Iams I didnt really notice a difference in my cats.
Pricey, Cats stoped eating it
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