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Iams vs Purina One
  • I was having a debate with my mom what to feed Ziggy. I wanted Iams, but she wanted Purina one. Which do you think is better?
  • Purina One is better. Iams is just icky, and overpriced. But for the money I'd try something like Canidae or Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul. Or for a little more, Natural Balance, or one of many meat-based and grain-light feeds available at pet supply stores.
  • LOL have you read any of the nutrition threads lately? [:'(] Incase you are being serious,2 reasons i would never feed iams 1) Because of their cruel animal testing 2) crappy ingredients.

    Purina one?? There are a few people here who feed it,who like it.Personally i wouldnt feed either,but if made to make a choice purina one is probably the 'better' choice.
  • Well, here are the ingredients for both:

    Iams Chunks

    Chicken, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Fish Meal (source of fish oil), Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of vitamin E, and Citric Acid), Dried Beet Pulp (sugar removed), Natural Chicken Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin E Supplement, DL-Methionine, Ascorbic Acid, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Rosemary Extract, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Folic Acid, Cobalt Carbonate.

    Purina One Adult Chicken & Rice Formula

    Chicken, brewers rice, whole grain corn, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, whole grain wheat, beef tallow preserved with mixedtocopherols (source of Vitamin E), natural flavors, dicalcium phosphate, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, vitamin supplements (E, A, B-12, D-3), zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, riboflavin supplement, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, biotin, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, garlic oil, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), calcium iodate, sodium selenite.

    Well, of the two I would pick Iams, but there's not much difference in the quality between the foods. Both have chicken as the first ingredient. Purina One is followed by 3 grains, then by-products and another grain. Iams has after chicken 2 grains, then by-products, another grain.
    Both have 26% protein, Purina One has 16% fat and Iams has 15% fat.
    So, of the two I'd say Iams because at least it doesn't have wheat or beef tallow and it does have fish meal which is another meat source and also a source of omega 3's. But honestly, neither food would be my choice.
    Eek, had to edit my post... took another look at Pro Plan ingredients and can't say that's much different from Purina One.
  • [:D] welcome to i-dog!
    There are lots of opinions on dog foods and it might help you to take a peek at the attached thread.
    It was designed to help folks decide what they want to feed based on what others have used. It is a really long thread...but a TON of fantastic info in it!

  • Hello! Welcome.

    If you want the very best choices of dog foods, you'll need to go to a pet supplies store.  Like Pet Smart, Pet Co. Pet Supplies Plus, or even a feed store in your area.  I bet you have one you never knew was there.

    I always like to recommend foods based on the dog's breed and the genetic problems that breed tends to have.  I recommend a food that will possibly help to prevent those problems.  I also recommend according to what other people have told me works for that breed.

    Sooo, what kind of dog do you have?

    If you have to choose between Purina One and Iams, I'd go with Purina One.  They are about the same quality wise, so you might as well not spend more on Iams.

  • ORIGINAL: WolfDog

    I was having a debate with my mom what to feed Ziggy. I wanted Iams, but she wanted Purina one. Which do you think is better?

    It's like saying what food is better for people to live on , Burger King or Mcdonalds?   They are both junk.....

    See if you can find a Petco and try Natural Balance, or a good dog food store and get Canidae, or Innova.



  • I don't care for Iams as much as Purina but both are still are no match to the foods you find at petco or even at feed stores. Nutro is also Ok but natural Balance is good and so are a few other brands. In all it just depends on what your dog needs and if it has any food allergies. No one ever gets the food thing right the first time and usally it take several tries of different foods to see which one works best for your pup.

    I have seen that dogs with food allergies do horrable on Iam but not so bad on Purena. Iam is also bad because most dogs who eat it have loose stool which can lead to anal gland problems over time. Take a look at this thread to see what others have feed their dogs and what it did for them:
  • I have a one year old siberian husky (not exactly sure about age or pedigree, cuz shelter found him as stray). I think they're prone to HD?(hip dysplasia)
  • This takes some reading, but you can clearly see what is good and what is bad in dog foods....[linkhttp://www.dogfoodproject.com/]http://www.dogfoodproject.com[/link]

    And here you can compare one food to another


  • ORIGINAL: WolfDog

    I have a one year old siberian husky (not exactly sure about age or pedigree, cuz shelter found him as stray). I think they're prone to HD?(hip dysplasia)

    Oh yeah, it was the vet that estimated his age, not us. And the breed, we think is pretty obvious. There are some pics in the siberian husky thread.
  • Being a larger dog you should think about adding a joint suppor supliment to thier normal diet. Glucosimine is a good approace to dealing with HD and other joint problems. I treat my dog with a holistic approach for now, mostly yucca suppliments and that works for my younger dog but when she gets older I will swich to something stonger. If you are really concered weather or not your dog has HD and/or arthritus you can always get x-rays done by a vet to check for that.
  • I'm putting into consideration innova. which do u think would be best for him?
  • I'm putting into consideration innova. which do u think would be best for him?

    That is totally up to your dog [:D] Innova works for alot of dogs,but for some it doesnt.All i can advise is when trying out new foods,go up or equal in quality,not backward and down.There are so many good foods available,there is bound to be one or two that will suit your dog.Most stores that carry innova also carry other comparable brands.

    Me,i'm a serial rotator[8|] I feed a different kibble each day.

    Right now my dogs are getting

    naturesvariety [linkhttp://www.naturesvariety.com]http://www.naturesvariety.com[/link]

    Timberwolforganics [linkhttp://www.timberwolforganics.com]http://www.timberwolforganics.com[/link]

    Natural balance,available from petco

    My fave foods are naturesvariety and wysong archetypehttp://www.wysong.net/page/WOTTPWS/CTGY/CA

    My dogs favourite canned foods are evo 95% meat and evangershttp://www.evangersdogfood.com

    I could list 20 more great foods,but i'm sure these will be enough to keep you going for a while [:)]

    Feeding our pets is the easiest and one of the most important things we can do for them,i cant emphasise enough how essential appropriate nutrition is! Also any additions of fresh foods,such as meat,raw meaty bones and a little fruit and veg(vits/mins/phytonutrients) are always a good idea.No matter how good a dry food is,it is still highly processed,packaged food....
  • If you really want to control what is in the food your dog eats there is always homecooked or raw. I'm midway between the swich now from kibble to homecooked. I give half and half but it's really something you need to reasearch a bit before you make the compleat swich and decide if you want to do an all raw or cooked and what supplements your dog would need. Just like people each dog is different and it's take a lot of trial and error to find what's best for your dog.