Iams ProActive Health Adult Chunks with Beef and Vegetables in Gravy

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  • Iams ProActive Health Adult Chunks with Beef and Vegetables in Gravy
  • Published on: January 10, 2015
  • Last modified: April 18, 2015
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Review Summary:

There are different meat sources near the top of the ingredient list, which is good. However, it contains generic source “Meat By-Products”, which is questionable and considered a lower grade meat source. Overall, this recipe is around average.


  • Generic “By-Product” ingredient / sources
  • Contains unnecessary food coloring
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    Editor’s Taste Rating


    The overall taste of the chucks of processed meat is strongly dominated by the taste of liver, which is fine but there is some mild odd taste that accompanies it that is undesirable. The liquid part has a mild taste that is alright.

    Nutritional Breakdown:

    Guaranteed Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    8% (min) 3% (min) 1.5% (max) 82% (max) 3.9% (est.)

    Dry Matter Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Dry Matter Carbs
    44% (min) 17% (min) 8.3% (max) 18% (max) 22% (est.)

    *Estimated Carbs do not include fiber


    Calories 436 (per cup)

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Water
    2. Chicken
    3. Meat By-Products
    4. Chicken By-Products
    5. Beef

    Chicken is a good start after water, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    Meat by-products are non- rendered parts from parts that are not considered fit for human consumption. Typical parts may include spleen, lungs, brains, blood, underdeveloped eggs, intestine, etc.. Some people consider this ingredient to be inferior quality to other meat sources and prefer to avoid it. Please note the animal type is not specified, it just says “Meat”, which leaves an open door to where they may have procure the generic “Meat” from. This may allow for higher odds of a bad source such as a sick, euthanized, or road kill, which are just a few examples among many other possibilities.

    Chicken by-products are rendered parts from the carcasses and/or remains after the main meat is removed. It may contain undesirable parts such as intestines as one example.

    Beef is a good meat source for protein.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Corn starch is obtained from the endosperm of the corn kernel. It is rich in carbohydrates.

    Peas are a good source of fiber and protein, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates.

    Potatoes is a starchy food, thus it does contributes carbohydrates. Notably it offers a good source of fiber, vitamin C B6, and potassium.

    Dry egg product are eggs that are removed from the shell, then processed and pasteurized at a factory. Its composition does not necessary contain both the yolk and egg white from each egg. The manufacture may blend them at any ratio and may include non-egg products for processing purposes.

    Food coloring is purely added for aesthetics. Despite being FDA approved, there is always risk they may do harm over time without much or any value in return. Food coloring is unnecessary and should be avoided.

    All Ingredients

    Water, Chicken, Meat By-Products, Chicken By-Products, Beef, Corn Starch, Carrots, Guar Gum, Flaxseed Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Salt, Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Natural Flavor, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Added Color, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Biotin, Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Choline Chloride, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Vegetable Oil, Fructooligosaccharides.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Procter & Gamble
    Location(s): USA


    Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture  from 2013.

    Date Brand Reason
    8/14/2013 Iams Salmonella
    8/14/2013 Eukanuba Salmonella

    *Recall information from FDA website.


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