My Affenpincher will only eat this wet dog food. I have tried the expensive designer wet foods, she takes a sniff looks at me with disgust and tosses her mat over the bowl! She will occasionally eat the chicken pate or the beef pate for a change up, but its always back to the lamb once that can is done. The Vet says 'she's in great shape, bright eyed and happy, if Iams is what she likes good for her'! I am on a fixed income and I'm so glad Iams is still reasonably priced. Phooey with those expensive designer brands, Iams has always been a good brand!
By pure luck or Divine inspiration, I happen to buy 4 cans of this ("new" version apparently by what I am reading here) dog food. I knew from my vet that this formula was good in case a dog becomes very ill and isn't able to eat from severe diarrhea or ? and needs to be slowly put back on to solid foods. I found my dog near death 4 days ago in the wee hours of the a.m. She would not drink, not eat her favorite wet dog foods. She could not stand, her gums were grey. She was breathing shallow and fast. She is a beagle. She has NEVER refused normal textured wet dog food. I happen to be able to put support oxygen near her. I laid with her a while. I thought old age (only 14..but?) was taking her. She wasn't complaining. She appeared SO weak, she was resigned to saying goodbye without a fuss and removed herself to a different room which she has NEVER done. I've had her since 7 weeks old. So I know this dog. She is also my therapy dog and very well trained. Just HATED seeing her like that, losing her. I had some liquid vitamin B complex drops for humans. I put a few drops mixed with 1/2 tsp water and rubbed it on her gums and under her tongue in hopes to give her a boost just long enough to take in some water. IDK but, in 5 minutes she was able and willing to lap up about 1/8 cup of water. Soon she tried to stand, only making it 1/3 of the way, lost her bladder, and collapsed. I kept a heated blanket on low as I lay beside her on the floor for another hour. I tried to offer her food. Nothing. She even had enough strength to turn her head 3 inches away from it. Then I remembered I had that special dog food. This IAMS pate. I mixed it up with 50% hot water.. micro'd it just til it was warm to help digest it faster, and not steal her body efforts in any extra way. She LAPPED IT UP SLOWLY about 5 licks, gave me the eyes that said "too thin mom". SO I added more.. then she ate it all. The next 12 hours were very scary..but all went up from there. We ran out of our 4th can late tonight. She has nice pink gums, can walk outside and back in for the first time today unassisted. Originally I had to carry her everywhere. But after her first successful round I described. We both fell asleep for 2 hours and I left it in God's hands from there. My alarm was set to wake me to check on her. She had moved from the other room...12 feet to just feet away from my bed on the floor pillows I set out for her. Your dog food saved my dogs life. I don't know what you changed, I simply BEYOND grateful that whatever you made is PRECISELY what she needed to want to eat it, to keep it down, and digest it til she was wagged her tail for the first time again 10hours after her 3rd feeding. (1/4 can each time plus water as she wasn't drinking much).
My dogs have eaten Iams canned beef with rice food for six or seven years and loved it. Since the formula has changed to "pate", they hate it. I am very disappointed and now have to find a new food for them.
1 reply from IAMS Consumer Care team - 2 years ago
We're so sorry to hear that your pups are not loving the new recipe. We would love the opportunity to talk with you further. Please call us at 1-800-675-3849. Thank you!
The Lamb and Rice pate in the can was ('was' being the operative word) my dog Lucky's favorite. However, last month our Petsmart store had new different looking cans but they assured us it was the same. (The new can has RED label positioned at bottom and it still says Lamb & Rice.) Lucky would not eat this new concoction (which looked and smelled different to me than the original pate) so I called and IAMS confirmed for me that the ingredients are in fact different -- it has been reformulated. Your dog may not care about the differences but Lucky certainly did. I guess we will just eat the Chicken pate unless they decide to reformulate that too!
1 reply from IAMS Consumer Care team - 2 years ago
Thank you for your feedback regarding the recent changes in our pate formula. We will certainly pass your comments along to the team!
We have a seven year old lab mix that has allergies that seem to have gotten worse as she ages. Our vet suggested last week that changing her to a seafood or lamb food that is dairy, chicken, beef and wheat free was worth trying. Her vet also suggested going to just dry food and using her dry food as her treats that she gets twice a day. Well, the treats of her new dry dog food didn't work and she stuck her nose up when it came to just eating dry food for breakfast and supper. BUT, we found that she loves her cup and a half of dry Lamb and Rice food mixed with a few tablespoons of her wet Lamb and Rice food twice a day and gobbles it down. Her skin is clearing up. Her ears are clearing up and her drippy nose is gone in just a weeks time. Yahooo!!! We just noticed that they have dog treats, too, so we'll pick up some of those today. We are very tickled.
Hi I just want to say I have 3 picky an spoiled girls I bought just about every dry an wet dog food there is no lie every brand.A month ago I tried Iams dry an canned food an my girls absolutely love it I'm am sooooo happy my search is finally over.I am so pleased with Iams I buy the chicken and rice ground an lamb an rice ground.First off when I open the can it doesn't smell nasty or look nasty like all other wet foods an the dry I buy is the Iams mini chunks they love it. I wish I tried Iams years ago but I'm glad I finally did they love it an let me tell you they didn't appreciate any food I gave them but now they doThank You Iams only food I will be buying