IAMS Cat Food Making Cats Sick?

IAMS cat food, the product of a popular pet food company, has been the subject of many recalls over the years. I have found many complaints from cat owners that their cats become sick after eating IAMS cat food.

IAMS Cat Food Making Cats Sick

Can IAMS cat food make a cat sick?

“We have been feeding our cats IAMS for a number of years, but this new package that has come out is making them sick. They throw up and have diarrhea. I have switched to another food and now they are better.”

One owner said her cat was left with neurological damage after eating the IAMS dry food for 5 years. She said: “We have spent thousands of dollars trying to find out what was wrong with him.”

Another owner stated that their cat had died from kidney failure as a result of eating IAMS Cat Food. They stated that their vet had told them that they were not alone in this regard.

A cat owner in California claims her cat suffered a stroke after eating IAMS Veterinary Formula Feline Renal dry food.

The owner said that after the stroke, she took her pet to her veterinarian who diagnosed the animal with possible kidney failure. The owner said that the cat’s symptoms improved after she stopped feeding it IAMS food, but then worsened once she began feeding it the product again.

The cat has since stopped eating IAMS food and is now on a special diet recommended by a veterinarian.

Consumers who notice their cat exhibiting any of the symptoms above should contact their veterinarian immediately.

What is wrong with IAMS cat food?

IAMS cat food is a popular brand, but recently there have been many complaints about IAMS making cats sick.

So, how do we know if IAMS is making cats sick?

If you have been buying IAMS cat food and your pet has not shown any signs of health problems, it would probably be best to keep buying the same food.

However, if your cat is showing signs of stomach problems, it’s probably time to switch foods. Some signs that your cat is having stomach issues are vomiting, diarrhea or constipation.

If you think the food may be making your pet sick then try switching to a new brand for a few weeks and see if there are any improvements. You can buy a completely new brand or just one that’s made by a different manufacturer. If the symptoms disappear then chances are the IAMS was making your cat sick and you should find another brand to feed your pet.

If you’re looking for a new type of food for your feline friend, we recommend getting something from Purina or Royal Canin. These brands have been around for a long time and they know what they’re doing when it comes to creating tasty treats that won’t give your kitty an upset stomach.

Can changing my cat’s food make him sick?

It’s possible that a recent diet change may be causing your cat to experience digestive upset.

If you choose to change the food you feed your cat, it is best to do so gradually over a period of at least five to seven days. To do this, simply substitute small amounts of the new food for the current food and increase the proportion of the new food each day until eventually, you are feeding all new food.

The transition period allows your cat’s digestive system time to adjust to the new food and helps prevent dietary indiscretion, which is the medical term for vomiting or diarrhea caused by eating something other than the regular diet.

The symptoms are usually short-lived and resolve on their own within 24 to 48 hours. However, if your cat becomes lethargic or stops eating, you should consult your veterinarian because these could be signs of a more serious medical condition.

In addition to gastrointestinal upset, you should also watch out for symptoms of food allergies that may appear after transitioning to a new diet. These include scratching and skin irritation, itching, or diarrhea. If you notice any of these symptoms after changing your cat’s food, stop feeding it immediately.

Takeaway: If your cat does not accept the new food, try warming it slightly or adding small amounts of water or chicken broth which may stimulate interest in the new food. Remember that dry foods should be moistened before they are fed to cats, as dry foods on their own will increase thirst and urinary output.

Positive reviews

“I have used this product for many years and my cats really like it. I feel that it is a good value for the price and keeps my cats healthy. They have never had any problems.”

“We have found that the IAMS cat foods are quite good. They have many different flavors from which to choose, so there should be something for just about every cat. Our cats really seem to like the food, and they can’t wait for their meals. The food smells great and looks very appetizing. Most cats will come running when they hear you pouring the IAMS into their bowls.”

“IAMS cat food is a top-notch product that we are happy to recommend to our readers. It is also a great value for what you get, with a variety of flavors at an affordable price for most people.”

“My cat eats this cat food every morning and evening. I have tried other products but he won’t eat them! I’ve had him on IAMS for several years and he’s a very healthy cat. He gets his yearly check-ups and he’s in good health.”

“I have a cat that just loves this dry food. She usually eats only wet food, but she will come looking for this if I forget to feed her. It seems to help her hairballs and the fact that she seems to like it makes me happy.”

“I have been using Iams dry food for my cat for 5 years. When I first started to use it, it was the only food that did not cause stomach upset. My cat had a sensitive stomach and this food was the only one that did not cause diarrhea, vomiting, or hairballs.”


Hannah Elizabeth is an English animal behavior author, having written for several online publications. With a degree in Animal Behaviour and over a decade of practical animal husbandry experience, Hannah's articles cover everything from pet care to wildlife conservation. When she isn't creating content for blog posts, Hannah enjoys long walks with her Rottweiler cross Senna, reading fantasy novels and breeding aquarium shrimp.

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