I've already said before on here with Iams that the food over here is a lot different ingredient wise than the food in the UK but I didn't realise exactly how different until now. Our boys are finally old enough to get switched from kitten food so after a lifetime (literally) of just eating Iams dry kitten with various wet food we are going with Nutro Indoor Cat. I was just looking over the various posts in this forum about and people not recommending it over others and then decided to look at the difference in the ingredient lists.
It is really gobsmacking the difference and I actually have to salute anyone in the US that actually does go out of their way to make sure their pets eat up without a lot of unnecessary stuff in their bodies.
Originally Posted by US
Chicken Meal, Ground Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Rice Flour, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Soybean Oil, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Flaxseed, Tomato Pomace, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavors, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Dried Vegetable Fiber (Carrots, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Lettuce, Water Cress, Spinach), Potassium Chloride, Menhaden Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Oat Fiber, Soy Protein Concentrate, Cranberry Powder, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Dried Egg Product, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Carnitine, Inositol, Dried Bacillus Licheniformis Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, Dried Chicory Root, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite.
Originally Posted by UK
Dried Chicken Meat (min. 25%), Ground Rice, Corn Gluten, Rice Flour,
Poultry Fat (min. 5%), Sunflower Oil (min. 3%), Flaxseed, Tomato Pomace, Dried Yeast,
Dried Beet Pulp, Mixed Vegetable Fibre, Potassium Chloride, Menhaden Fish Oil, Oat Fibre, Cranberry Powder, Dried Egg Product, Dried Bacillus Licheniformis Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, Dried Chicory Root, Yucca Schidigera Extract.