IAMS™ PROACTIVE HEALTH™ Adult Hairball Care Dry Cat Food with Chicken and Salmon

IAMS™ PROACTIVE HEALTH™ Adult Hairball Care Dry Cat Food with Chicken and Salmon is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 81.
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Keep your cats at their best with IAMS PROACTIVE HEALTH Adult Hairball Care Dry Cat Food with Chicken and Salmon—a chicken-first recipe designed to help reduce hairballs before they start and help support digestive health. For outdoor or indoor cats, this cat kibble is made from high quality proteins like chicken and salmon (chicken is the #1 ingredient) to support a healthy, balanced diet. Plus, with its tailored fibre blend (including prebiotics, cellulose and beet pulp), it might just be the solution you need to help your cat with hairball control. So, if you’re looking for a hairball care cat food, get your paws on this—and keep your cat happy, healthy, and ready to pounce with IAMS Hairball Care Dry Cat Food.

Available in the following size :

  • 1.59 kg
  • 3.18 kg
  • 7.26 kg


  • Hairball care: Proprietary fibre blend, including beet pulp, helps reduce hairballs.
  • Strong muscles: Real chicken as the 1st ingredient helps support strong muscles.
  • Healthy skin & coat: Optimal Omega 6:3 ratio for a soft & shiny coat.
  • Strong immune system: Vitamin E helps maintain a strong immune system.
  • Healthy teeth: Crunchy kibble helps reduce plaque build-up.


  • 3,506
    kcal ME/kg
  • 394
    kcal ME/cup


Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Whole Grain Corn, Corn Grits, Corn Gluten Meal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Salmon, Powdered Cellulose, Natural Flavor, Sodium Bisulfate, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Fat, Caramel Color, Potassium Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Fructooligosaccharides, 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), Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), L-Carnitine, Rosemary Extract

Feeding Guideline


100% Complete & Balanced for Adult Maintenance

Weight of Adult Cat

Cups per Day



1 cup = 8 oz. (250 mL) Measuring Cup






1/2 - 2/3 



2/3 - 3/4



3/4 - 1



1 - 1 1/4

These guideline amounts are a starting point and your cat may need more food depending upon age, activity and temperament. In order to reach optimal body condition, you may need to adjust food intake. This represents the total recommended volume of food per day. You should divide the total recommended feeding amount by the number of times you feed your cat per day to get the actual portion size per feeding.
• If you have a kitten, pregnant or nursing cat, we recommend feeding IAMS kitten food.
• Remember to have clean, fresh water available for your cat at all times.
• Because IAMS HAIRBALL CARE cat food is complete and balanced for maintenance, you do not need to add vitamin or mineral supplements.
• When introducing IAMS cat food, gradually mix it with your cat's current food over the course of 4 days.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (MIN): 32.0%
 Crude Fat (MIN):   14.0% 
Crude Fibre (MAX): 8.5%
Moisture (MAX): 10.0%
 Vitamin E (MIN): 145 IU/kg
 Taurine (MIN): 0.15%
L-Carnitine (MIN): 80 mg/kg*
Omega-6 Fatty Acids(MIN): 2.9%*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids(MIN):  0.29%*

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from My girls love it For years I've been having to give my oldest cat hairball remedy which she hated. It was stressful for both of us and frustrating for me because I didn't know how much was right for her or how often I should give it. This food takes the stress out of it and the guess work as well. Both my 10 month old kitten and her love the taste and their stools are a lot firmer.
Date published: 2010-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life saver! Our 1½ year old cat was having stomach issues. Not fun. Every morning we'd wake to a nasty hairball that was thrown up (and a bad litter box). I was afraid he had some virus and was ready to take him to the vet the following day. By chance I passed the Hairball treats (which states to use in conjunction with the food) so I bought a bag of Hairball Care as well. We were desperate to get the issues under control. Within 2 days he was back to complete normal! It's been 2 weeks now and we have had only one additional hairball and it was a "normal" one. (I should mention that he is long-haired.) On a side note: he is CRAZY for the food. If his bowl is empty, he knocks it down the stairs and follows you around the house, batting at your legs, until you give him more. I have never seen him eat food so fast and so enthusiastically. Definitely a win-win for all of us!
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Aduld Hairball Care My cat has done well in IAMS Adult. Last time I bought Hairball Care. She would pull it from the bowl and scatter it on the floor. She even carried some into the family room and dropped it at my feet. I went back to Adult only. All is well. If you try Hairball Care, buy the smallest bag possible for a test. Money doesn't grow on trees, afterall.
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have 2 cats, My oldest is 10 years, She been on this product forever, When I run out, she lets me know. I recommend this to all cat lovers.
Date published: 2010-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fix the bag. It does not work to pour I love this product. The cats are happy and healthy. However, it is a total pain to try to pour the product into a container. Can you please make an easy pour spout or something that works.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional Wow, I could not believe, how fast and how good! One of my cats had constant hairball issues...gone in just a week..her fur like silk..in just two weeks. Both Love it! Thank You Iams for this wonderful product.
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great food My cat is 11 years old, in that time I could count on my fingers on one hand the times she has thrown up . HAir is silky ( brushed everyday)
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tiny bags These durn bags just get smaller and smaller. I used to get the big azz bag I could barely carry but now they only sell tiny bags. Soon i’ll be buying this crepe by the kibble. Guess i’ll Find a new brand then yah cheap jerks.
Date published: 2020-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT!!! my persians have a great coat, firm stools, love the taste, and have reduced the number of times they throw up hairballs. I would recommend this product to everyone with cats.
Date published: 2010-02-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sorry you changed your hairball treats! My cat LOVED those hairball treats. Luckily I purchased some in advance. I ration him two treats per day 'cause I cannot buy anymore. Sad about your change. (And yes, I give him other treats. but it was these he craved)!
Date published: 2020-05-23
Date published: 2021-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My cats like this My cats like this food. However I have a cat with dental issues and it is very hard to find larger chunks of food to help keep their guns and teeth healthy. I am also concerned that another of my cats is constantly coughing up hairballs even with this food. I still give it a high rating since my cats like it and it is good for them. Iams Proactive Health Hairball Care Mature Adult With Chicken Adult 7+ Years Premium Cat Food
Date published: 2021-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IAMS with Salmom I love the IAMS brand but I noticed when I used the cat food with salmon instead of chicken my cat stopped having dandruff. Now I can't find the IAMS with salmon. Have they stopped making it? I have moved and can't find it anywhere. HELP!
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There was a time There was a time when hairballs had been an issue. Any time ive decided to switch the food , either due to finances or curiosity, guess what? Hairballs. My cats are very healthy. And happy too. Iike iams because it has a list of ingredients that i can read and the first ingredients arent byproducts or alternatives. Just real food. I want them to eat as well as me.
Date published: 2021-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My cat loves the Iams Proactive Health Hairball Care chicken flavored Daily Treats. Since we got the bag we have been giving 10 treats a day as the instructions say. Her hairballs have actually seemed better day after day. She seems happy. There is nothing quite as gross as stepping/sitting on a nasty hairball. I'm happy I haven't encountered any in a while.
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my cats like this my cats like this food and they do not throw up hairballs if I consistently offer it so I leave a bowl of fresh kibble out all the time - my elderly cat and my two in their prime all seem to do well on this food. Their coats are thick and healthy with soft fur and their eyes are bright and clear. I will continue to feed them this
Date published: 2021-05-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from My cats are not picky eaters. They'll consume whatever you put in front of them. There are cheaper brands that still feed your cats but I still end up repurchasing iams. It's a little pricey but it supposedly has more nutrients than the off brand. I haven't noticed a difference in my pets but overall it's a good cat food.
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shocked it helped so Shocked it helped so much. My cat Scooter is an honest to God puker. While seemingly healthy he would cough up hairballs Every. Single. Day. We tried hairball supplements, brushing him more often, and fancy cat food. Nothing has made more of a difference than this food. We now only have an incident maybe once a month.
Date published: 2021-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Usually the only dry Usually the only dry food we buy our cats. It’s usually pretty effective with hair ball care, except when my older long haired cat has a hairball (which is usually once or twice a month). But I think that is more torn to breed and age. The food is great, comes in a variety of size bags, and is pretty inexpensive.
Date published: 2021-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Iamstm Proactive Healthtm Hairball Care With Chicken Salmon Dry Cat Food honestly the best cat food brand. My cat loves it and it’s the best brand to buy if unsure. I would like to try the sensitive stomach my cat eats fast at times and was told to try the sensitive stomach one but very hard to find in stores.
Date published: 2019-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Since we rescued our boy, this is the only dry food he has ever eaten. It met his every nutritional need for many years (until he developed a thyroid issue). Our fur baby (a standard short hair ~12lbs) has had perfect bloodwork (aside from the thyroid issue - but on meds now) and has never had a hairball.
Date published: 2019-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have a long-haired kitter with the finest hair. She still gets hairballs every now and then, but since I've started feeding her Iams Hairball Care exclusively for her dry food (I used to mix in other non hairball-control food), I have noticed a dramatic decrease in the number of hairballs she has.
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We have been an We have been an Iams family since the day we became a cat family. Our girls are years old and free of health issues - they have never had eating issues with Iams dry food. Currently they are enjoying Hairball care. My girl Simba wanted her Iams :) IAMS™ PROACTIVE HEALTH™ Hairball Care 
Date published: 2021-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My cats seem to enjoy this brand and flavor of dry cat food. The price is only slightly higher than other store brands, and I'd rather pay a little extra for better quality. All in all, I'd definitely recommend it to other cat parents and would buy it again for my own 2 kitties.
Date published: 2018-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My large long haired cat had constant hairballs when we first got him from our local ARL. They were huge and scary when they came up. After using this for the last 6 months he hasn't had a single one which is amazing. The price is affordable and the cats seem to like the taste.
Date published: 2019-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the only thing I feed my cats!!! They live it and it is full of important nutrients they need for healthy skin and coats! They love it and I trust it for my precious fur babies! I have never heard of any recalls on this brand which means they are doing something right.
Date published: 2019-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the only dry food I will feed my cat. I feel good about the ingredients and she likes the taste. One bag lasts a long time too. I'm not totally sure if this really helps with hairballs but it can't hurt to try. I highly recommend this product. It's kitty approved too.
Date published: 2018-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have purchased this on occasion for my Maincoon. I use additional hairball prevention, so I can say that it specifically had a positive impact. This product is not always easy to find at big box retailers outside of specialized pet stores. I would recommend this food.
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It has been a long journey trying to find a cat food that would help with my cats hairballs. When I finally tried this one, it was game changing! My cat has made some huge improvements!!! I highly recommend!! It is little pricey but so is every other cat food brand
Date published: 2019-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is all I will feed my cats. They love it and it's helped with them coughing up hairballs daily. They still have issues on occasion but it's sooo much better after starting them on this. The price is a bit high in my opinion but definitely worth it!
Date published: 2019-11-10
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