by Janet Blue on March 14, 2017

IAMS Oral Care Complete

IAMS Oral Care CompleteFebruary was National Pet Dental Month which is when we were supposed to review this product from IAMS. With me being unwell for a good portion of the month, it didn’t happen. But Kitties Blue and I think anytime is a good time to discuss your pet’s oral care, as it is the number one health issue for cats.

IAMS claims that Oral Care Complete offers a balanced adult nutrition with zero fillers and high-quality ingredients. IAMS states this food offers four benefits for your cat:

  • Strong Teeth and Bones and Healthy Gums through ideal amounts of essential minerals and calcium
  • Healthy Skin and Coat through optimal levels of fatty acids
  • Healthy Digestion through a fiber blend that includes probiotics and beet pulp
  • Playfulness through a customized mix of premium high-quality ingredients, which contribute to healthy energy levels

IAMS Oral Care CompleteIAMS Oral Care Complete is a kibble. All Kitties Blue prefer kibble, and we do feed it to them along with canned food. In fact, when Dad Tom and I got our first cat, the vet recommended dry cat food as a way to keep our cat’s teeth clean. The IAMS kibble is “a larger, groovier and crunchier kibble designed to provide a deep clean that scrapes away plaque and tarter.” When I saw the large size of the individual pieces I was concerned that the kitties wouldn’t eat it, being different than to what they are accustomed.

The large size, however, wasn’t the only thing that concerned me. The main ingredient is chicken. Unlike most cats, Kitties Blue are not that fond of chicken. But all my fears were for naught. Everyone dove right in. I noticed that each piece required some extra chewing and could not be swallowed whole. That alone is better for digestion as well as teeth cleaning.

To be totally beneficial, I would think that your cat would need to eat IAMS Oral Care Complete with some regularity. With eight kitties, we went through the 3.5 pound bag very quickly, so I don’t know how advantageous it was to each cat. I definitely would not be adverse to buying this several times a year to supplement their prescription metabolic/urinary stress formula food. Mau had to have three teeth removed last year. I’d like to avoid putting any of the others through that experience.

IAMS Oral Care Complete is available in 3.5, 7, 16 and 22 pound bags. It is available at pet stores, major retailers and on-line retailers.

Disclosure: Kitties Blue received one 3.5 pound bag of IAMS Oral Care Complete free of charge to test and review. We were not financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely those of Kitties Blue and their human based on our experiences.

PetSafe FroliCat Multi Laser Toy Giveaway

This is such a terrific toy, I wish I had one to give away to everyone who left a comment on our review post. Kitties Blue, especially Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy, play with it several times each day. Unfortunately, we could only have one winner and that is the Dash Kitten crew. In their comment, they stated they’d like to donate the toy to a friend in the U.S. They’ve been notified of their win. When we hear who will be the recipient of their gift, we’ll let you know.

Another Sad Farwell

It is with heavy hearts that Kitties Blue and I have seen another friend get his wings. Socks (ATCAD) left for the RB on Saturday. Socks was a sweet and gentle man-cat and a Cat Scout. He was a Worldwide Wildcat and was in the Wolverine Patrol (along with his little sister, Chimera) with Mau.

Socks had untreatable cancer in his lower jaw, but he was a trooper to the end.

Goodbye Socks

If you have not had the opportunity to do so, would you please stop by the blog Socks shared with his fursibs and leave your condolences and some kind words. The link is above.

Rest in Peace Socks. You will remain in our hearts forever.


Aaric Jackson March 29, 2017 at 9:51 am

I am sorry about Socks, But this food sounds great thanks.

Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles March 22, 2017 at 10:27 pm

Socks will be so missed.

We concatulate Dash Kitten!

And we used to eat a dental kibble, but not anymore, being as we were not doing good with the grains in it…
The first time I fed Iams to one of my earlier kitties, he about climbed into the bag to get at it! MOL!

Raven March 14, 2017 at 10:36 pm

I’ve always been very skeptical of the dental care diets. Tartar is hard stuff and getting it off the gum line is hard to do with crunching kibble. But if it helps some kitties and they do well on the food, that’s great.
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The Island Cats March 14, 2017 at 4:24 pm

We might get some of this to use as treats to help keep our teeth clean. We are sad about Socks, too. He will be missed.
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McGuffy's Reader March 14, 2017 at 3:57 pm

Congratulations to this winner! Enjoy, guys.

We like Iams and used to use their cat food.Now the cats are all on an RX diet. We have had much longevity and success with Iams. The cats enjoy their hairball and oral care treats. The dogs still eat their diet. We have had cats live 17-21 years on Iams; dogs 16-17 years. Healthy! Good review.

There are tears in heaven.
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Brian March 14, 2017 at 3:06 pm

We were sure sad about dear Socks. But we are happy for the DashKitten crew! That was a darn good review too.
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Linda Arthur Tejera March 14, 2017 at 10:44 am

I am so sorry to hear about Socks. We lost two cats to lower jaw cancer several years ago. It’s always such a very difficult time anytime one loses a precious pet. My sympathies to the family.
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Ellen Pilch March 14, 2017 at 10:01 am

That sounds like a good food. I would use it as a treat because of the cost though. We were sad to see Socks went to The Bridge. XO
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The Menagerie Mom March 14, 2017 at 7:35 am

Mmmmm. Good food that also keeps those teefers pearly white? This sounds fantastic! We are glad to hear that you Kitties Blue liked it. And a huge concatulations to Dash Kitten! And, we are also sending many purrs and prayers to the family of Socks.
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Sammy March 14, 2017 at 6:15 am

YAY Dash Kitten winners! That dry food sounds like a great thing for dental health – I never EVER had to have my teeth cleaned and my vet said it was likely because of the Dental Diet dry kibble I loved so much. Did a good job removing tartar and keeping my gums healthy. Teddy might benefit from this too! We are very sad over the loss of Socks but I want you to know that he and I are great pals at the Bridge – he is no longer in pain and looks grand with his wings. He is already visiting his family….especially little Chimera as they were especially close.

Love, Angel Sammy
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Summer March 14, 2017 at 3:09 am

I am thrilled for the Dash Kitten kitties! Concatulations to them.

We did know Socks well, and were very sorry to see he is gone.
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Sue March 14, 2017 at 1:34 am

I am so sorry for Socks family. I know all to well how much it hurts.
I’m glad Kitties Blue like the Iams food. I have tried it many times with different cats over the years and none of my cats would eat it. 🙁

Lone Star Cats March 14, 2017 at 1:15 am

We didn’t know Socks, but we’s sorry for his family’s loss.
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