I heard that Iams grind live baby chicken for it food. What I do not like is the commercials for pets food on TV. You can tell the animals are not fed the way they gulp down the food so fast. The poor dog or cat can't eat the food fast enough and that mean they not had been fed for awhile. My pets never eat their food that fast. A lot pet food is made with byproduct and that can any part of an animals .