Iams Woof Grain Free Review
Hearty Turkey and Lamb Dinner Wet Dog Food
Review of Iams Woof Grain Free
Hearty Turkey and Lamb Dinner Wet Dog Food
This product is manufactured by Mars Petcare Inc..
Unfortunately, our team has not been able to confirm that this product meets any AAFCO nutrition profiles. We rely on the companies website to provide this information. However, we were not able to find a nutritional adequacy statement on the company's website. We caution owners from feeding non-AAFCO approved products because these products may not contain all of the nutrients required by your dog.
We'll begin this review of Iams Woof Grain Free Hearty Turkey and Lamb Dinner Wet Dog Food with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is chicken broth. Chicken broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, chicken broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.
The second ingredient is turkey. Although turkey is an excellent protein source, raw turkey contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of turkey is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.
The third ingredient is dried egg product. Dried egg product consists of shell-free eggs which are easy to digest and contain high quality protein. Egg protein is often given the highest biological value (BV). The BV metric measures the usability of the ingredient's protein.
The fourth ingredient is lamb. Lamb is another excellent protein source. As with other raw meats, lamb contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of lamb is dramatically reduced after cooking.
The fifth ingredient is sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are a common gluten free carbohydrate source in pet food. In addition to its fiber content, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene, an important antioxidant which serves as a precursor to vitamin A.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Iams Woof Grain Free Hearty Turkey and Lamb Dinner Wet Dog Food are not as important as the first five ingredients.
However, collectively they still have a significant impact on the overall quality of the product. Therefore, we'll continue discussing the remaining ingredients in this Iams recipe.
Next we have modified tapioca starch. Tapioca starch is a gluten-free starch extracted from cassava roots. Starch is a necessary component in producing kibble and tapioca is an excellent choice in this regard. The modified term indicates that the tapioca starch has been treated or processed in order to expose or improve some property.
The next ingredient is green bean. Green beans are an excellent source of dietary fiber and various vitamins and minerals.
Then we have pea protein. Pea protein is produced by removing the starchy parts of peas. Pea protein is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. This boost is undesirable because plant based protein is typically lower in biological value when compared to meat based proteins.
Moving on, we have tricalcium phosphate. Tricalcium phosphate is typically used for its mineral contents. However, it can also be used to evenly disperse fat in wet food products.
Moving on with this review, we have potassium chloride. Potassium chloride is a potassium supplement.
The next ingredient in this review is vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin required by dogs.
Our next ingredient is vitamin B12 supplement. Vitamin B12 is another essential vitamin.
niacin supplement is the next ingredient in this recipe. Niacin is also known as vitamin B3. It's an essential vitamin that is critical for the metabolism of nutrients and the well-being of the central nervous and GI systems.
Next on the list is calcium pantothenate, which is a vitamin B5 supplement.
The next ingredient in this recipe is vitamin A supplement. Vitamin A is another essential vitamin.
The remaining ingredients in this Iams Woof Grain Free recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.
Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives a considerable amount of protein from non-meat ingredients. This is an undesirable property because plant based protein often lacks many of the necessary amino acids required by dogs. This property is typically found in lower quality products.
In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.
The official PawDiet rating for Iams Woof Grain Free Hearty Turkey and Lamb Dinner Wet Dog Food is 3.0 out of 5.