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Author Topic: Iams Active Maturity cat food mystery. Why did it disappear?  (Read 3251 times)
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« on: June 28, 2007, 08:58:11 AM »

My three cats had eaten Iams Active Maturity Fish n Rice (or Oceanfish, can't remember) for a very long time up to the fall
of 2006. Sometime in the fall of 2006, I was informed by PetSmart that that food was no longer being made.
So I switched to Iams Active Maturity Chicken, but it was hard to find in stock.
Then late in the fall, I switched to Science Diet Senior 7-Plus Chicken Entree Cooked in Savory Juices because
PetSmart was not always stocking Iams Active Maturity Chicken.
All my cats were diagnosed with kidney failure in January and February, 2007, the first dying in February.
Anyone ever read anything about why Iams Active Maturity Fish or Oceanfish was withdrawn from the market in late 2006?
Cats had been on it for years.
Your knowledge of Iams, this specific product, or thoughts would be appreciated. Or even any ideas how I could find out
why the product suddenly stopped being made. If you know who was making it (Iams or Menu Foods) in that
time period, that might be helpful,too. If you had or have a cat eating Iams Active Maturity, have you had any problems?

« Last Edit: June 28, 2007, 02:02:09 PM by 3catkidneyfailure » Logged
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007, 02:25:57 PM »

Are you talking about the dry IAMS Active Maturity or canned (wet)foods? 
I believe I read somewhere that many of IAMS canned (wet) foods are manufactured by Menu.
Please let me know if you are referring to wet or dry foods. The only dry food I can get my cat to eat is IAMS Active Maturity dry (and I just bought a new bag. Haven't opened it yet). She's been eating it for years and my many attempts to change her mind have been unsuccessful. She grazes on the dry and eats mainly wet. 
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007, 09:35:37 AM »

Hi, Janet. I'm referring to Iams Active Maturity wet cat food in 5 or 6 oz or 3 oz cans. I purchased all those
from PetSmart.

The dry food they were eating for years was Science Diet Hairball Control Senior or Mature or whatever Hills
calls it. They had been eating that, too, for years. I still have a sample.

Unfortunately, I also used to purchase an occassional treat, like Nutro Natural Choices in foil pouches or
Pounce Meaty Morsels Chicken, both of which have been recalled.

Most of all, I hope your cat is well and doing fine, because losing them this way is hard. Hope this helps you.

I would still very much like to solve the mystery of the disappearance of Iams Active Maturity Fish wet cat food
from the PetSmart shelves in the fall of 2006.
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2007, 04:30:59 PM »
from tabbys695 in the Problems with Pet Food Forum:

My cat got sick too--possibly by non-recalled food.
« on: June 11, 2007, 08:58:28 AM » Quote 


My  cat, Cassie is 9 years old.  In very good health, other that a bit overweight.  I brought her to the vet on Wednesday May 23 and had her "geriatric screen"--they tested her for any diseases and they checked all her levels.  Everything came back normal.  I had her teeth cleaned on Friday, May 25.  She had 4 teeth out--so the vet said to feed her wet food for 2 weeks.  So I went that day to the local pet supply store and purchased food.  I purchased Science Diet--I got all the ones that said "cooked in savory juices."  My cats LOVE gravy.  Between May 26 and June 4 my cat went down hill FAST.  Over that weekend she was not herself at all.  Normally she purrs constantly and comes over for affection.  She is very lovable.  She also eats her wet food with great gusto.  She did none of this.  Her tail was down.  She didn't purr at all--she didn't seem to want me to touch her.  She didn't eat and she was hovered over her water bowl.  I knew something was wrong.  Monday I brought her to the vet.  They said she was very dehydrated and lost almost 3 pounds since May 23.  They kept her over night to give her fluids.  The next morning the vet called me and told me her kidney's shut down.  They were monitoring her closely.  Her levels were extrmely high.  They were baffled.  900 dollars later and due to many many prayers by many wonderful people--my baby is alive. The vet said the urineanalysis (spelling?) results were very similar to the ones that cats who ate tainted food had.  That HAS to be what it is--in my opinion.    ARE THERE STILL FOODS THAT SHOULD BE RECALLED OUT THERE???  The store I bought it from is owned by a friend who is very very vigilant about lot numbers and the recall lists.  (We have the receipt)  They have all been checked and none of them are on it.  I don't know what I would have done if my baby had died--my heart would have been broken.  I feel like such a fool for having trusted that the problem was taken care of. 

Has any one else had problems recently?  As in in June? 


tabby --
We may be on to something here. My cats got "SD Savory Chicken Entree Sr. 7-Plus Cooked in Savory Juices." I still have an
unopened can with a best before date of 07 2008. The batch numbers starts with a "T", which I assume means Topeka.

See my post from "Help With My Sick Pet" forum. "Iams Active Maturity cat food mystery. Why did it disappear?"
« on: June 28, 2007, 09:58:11 AM

I thought it was Iams Active Maturity Fish n Rice, which I do not have a sample of, which disappeared from PetSmart's shelves
in the late fall of 2006. But maybe not. Maybe it was the Science Diet. This, of course, is all just a guess. I saw your post for
the first time today, June 30, 2007. And like you, I am not a food expert, just a person who is losing all 3 cats.

Contact me if you would like to consider sharing costs of sending this unopened can to Expertox, who charges $200 per food test.
I would very much like to have this can of Science Diet analyzed.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2007, 04:36:39 PM by 3catkidneyfailure » Logged
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2008, 06:28:24 PM »

Just bumping this topic up to see if anyone has a left over sample of
Iams Active Maturity Fish and Rice by any slim chance at this point.
If anyone does, please PM me.
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