Iams puppy food is an elite formula designed to promote seven signs of healthy vitality for puppies. Their research department works hard to make sure all their formulas are safe for young pups.
This recipe uses chicken as its main protein source, which doesn’t cause food allergies in puppies. Furthermore, fish oil helps improve cognitive function and dried beet pulp provides fiber.
1. High-Quality Animal Protein
IAMS is one of the premier puppy food brands, creating customized recipes based on your dog’s breed size and weight. Offering something suitable for cuddly small breeds to lively large breeds, their tailored recipes promote healthful vitality in every stage of their lives.
IAMS ProActive Health Smart Puppy Large Breed is veterinarian recommended, featuring real chicken as its first ingredient and 22 essential nutrients that mimic what your puppy would receive in its mother’s milk, plus Omega-3 DHA to support brain development.
All IAMS products are proudly manufactured in the US. Additionally, IAMS strives to source ingredients from local farms whenever possible and frequently checks quality control standards with their suppliers.
Your dog’s gut microbiome contains trillions of bacteria and microorganisms that play an essential role in his or her overall health. Probiotics promote balance in their intestines while prebiotics provide food for those healthy bacteria to flourish.
Inulin and fructooligosaccharides or FOS are two dietary prebiotics. Both forms are indigestible, yet beneficial bacteria can still access them in your digestive system.
These bacteria can be found in various plant sources, including asparagus, chicory, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, sugar beet, wheat beans and human breast milk. Studies have demonstrated their beneficial properties by supporting an abundance of intestinal microflora while increasing nutrient absorption.
3. Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids
Researchers have discovered that providing puppies with omega-3 fatty acids like EPA and DHA improves their cognitive development. This finding is particularly significant given that their brain contains 60 percent fat content including both DHA and EPA.
Dogs need both omega-6 fatty acids such as linoleic acid (LA), an omega-6 fatty acid which can be converted to arachidonic acid (AA), as well as omega-3s like docosahexaenoic or eicosapentaenoic acids (EPA and DHA), which are abundant in marine sources like fish.
These fatty acids boast powerful anti-inflammatory properties. They can reduce inflammation throughout the body – including skin, eyes, bladder and muscle inflammation – while also relieving symptoms associated with arthritis disease.
4. Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamins and minerals are integral components of a dog’s overall wellbeing, from improving energy levels to strengthening immunity systems and beyond. IAMS puppy foods contain vitamins and minerals specifically tailored to help your pup flourish as an adult pet.
This premium tailored recipe provides puppies of all sizes a strong start in life. Specifically crafted to support large breed puppies, its blend of omega-3 DHA-rich omega 3 oils helps support brain development while prebiotics and beet pulp promote healthy digestion, and protein from chicken and egg provide strong muscles.
5. Digestive Health
Puppies have small mouths and stomachs, so their food must be easy for them to digest. IAMS puppy foods contain prebiotics and beet pulp to promote digestive health while providing high-quality animal protein to ensure proper skeletal and muscle development. In addition, Iams Proactive Health Mother & Baby formula offers high levels of fiber that help your pup absorb key nutrients as well as reduce buildup on teeth while Iams Proactive Health Mother & Baby formula provides gestation, lactation and weaning assistance using quality chicken protein.
6. Healthy Skin & Coat
Healthy skin and coat are not only essential to maintaining an appealing appearance in puppies, but they’re also vital in protecting the body from viruses. A puppy’s diet should include high-quality animal proteins as well as omega 3 & 6 fatty acids found in fish oils (and also available as supplements), linoleic acid and other anti-itch agents to reduce itching, inflammation and promote thick, shiny coats.
Iams Veterinary Formula Skin & Coat Response FP is a dry dog food with only moderately named meat content as its main protein source, along with rice, potatoes, maize grits, animal fat and beet pulp as secondary sources.
7. Strong Teeth
Teeth are essential tools that enable us to properly chew our food, communicate clearly and create facial structure. Strong teeth also lower the risk of oral diseases like gum disease and tooth decay.
Brushing and dental care practices are vital in order to preserve healthy teeth, but diet and other aspects of health also play a significant role. Eating enamel-strengthening foods, avoiding sugary snacks and drinks and drinking plenty of water all help ensure our smiles remain strong.
IAMS Vitality contains calcium and phosphorous to support strong teeth and bones, crunchy kibbles to reduce plaque build-up, prebiotic FOS for digestive health support and vitamins C & D for enhanced saliva production and absorption of calcium by your pup’s body.