Ingredients: Chicken Meal, Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Fat, Ground Corn, Dried Egg, Salmon Meal, Beet Pulp, Natural Flavour, Salmon Oil, Pea Fibre, Yeast Extract, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin E, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulphate, Iron Proteinate, Niacin, Inositol, Ascorbic Acid, Manganous Oxide, Manganese Proteinate, Thiamine, Copper Sulphate, Copper Proteinate, d-Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, d-Biotin, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12 and Sodium Selenite.
Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Poultry By-Product Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Corn Grits, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Potassium Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Rosemary Extract
Although I do not like, and wouldn't feed either of these brands..... I'm curious as to why you both are for the TechniCal vs IAMS on the ingredient list????
I am looking at the first 5 ingreds in both....IAMS has 3 meat + animal fat, whereas technical has only 1 + chicken fat.
Yes, the IAMS has 2 by-products, but the source is identified as chicken and poultry.
Plus the technical has more carbs than the IAMS, based on the analysis list.
The more reading I've done, the more I've come to think of by-products as acceptable instead of taboo. While it is true that manufacturers used to use beaks, feet, feathers, etc.... it is not so true in this day and age of higher standards.
Honestly, if I had to chose one, I would chose the IAMS because of:
- more meat based protein
- less carbs.
that said, given the choice of any food, I wouldn't chose either of the above.