Royal Canin® Veterinary Diet Gastrointestinal Adult Cat Food
Our 5-year-old cat is overweight. We have leashed trained her to take walks around the back of our apartment complex. I'd be surprised if she has one good BM every 3 days. We've discussed with this the great vets at BANFIELD at began giving her (once a week) about a pea-sized amount of Laxitone. This didn't do much. We also buy her pet grass weekly - which is nice, but didn't make a big difference in her "BM schedule." I became concerned this past Saturday when I realized "Friendly Kitty" hadn't gone potty in quite some time. She would go to the box, grunt and meow a little but nothing would happen. I called BANFIELD to see about getting an appointment - they were booked for the weekend but had provided a list of pet hospitals in the area I could take her to. I did what every good pet owner does...I Googled "Cat Constipation." I came across reviews for ROYAL CANIN FIBER RELEASE. We are already ROYAL CANIN customers so I was fairly sure "Friendly Kitty" would like the food - but with cats...you know, you can never be 100%. I also found a diagram of how to massage a kitty belly to gently stimulate colon and intestines. We called the vet and asked about getting the prescription for the ROYAL CANIN FIBER RELEASE. Within 24 hours of "Friendly Kitty" eating ROYAL CANIN FIBER RELEASE she had a healthy BM. We've had this food for 4 days. She eats less (clearly the food is hardy enough to make her feel full sooner), she drinks a good amount of water, she has healthiest BM's (about 2 a day!!!), and she is noticeably calmer. She may even lose some weight - which is a plus. This food exceeded my expectations - no trip to the vet needed!
October 21, 2014
Excellent product-changed my cat's life
My 4 year old cat has been suffering from chronic constipation for about a year and a half. We have had to have him evacuated twice, is medicated, and even went to a specialist who couldn't find the cause. A friend recommended this food and I asked my vet if we could give it a try. He was willing, and oh what a difference! We just went to the vet for a check-up and his colon is clear for the first time in over a year. He is still taking his medication, but honestly, I feel like he could probably ween off of it in the future. Linus is very picky about his food, and he loves this! I have no problems with him eating it, and he is going to the bathroom regularly. Thank you, Royal Canin for making this "miracle" food!
December 23, 2013
The best food..please make a larger size!!!!
My vet recommend this food for my cat who has Mega Colon. He was only able to eat wet food with lots of Miralax or else he ends up at the hospital. Anyway, I tried this food in small amounts with his regular diet and was I ever surprised! This is the first food he has ever been able to tolerate and he is thrilled. He used to cry since he yearned for dry food all the time.
The food tastes so good to my cats that they all fight to eat it too, so I have changed their dry food to this one.
It is a wonderful food and I think it is even helping my overweight cat lose some inches, with the high fiber content, and has helped my other cat with her loose bowel.
In the past, it was so hard to meet all my cat's requirements with one food, but this one has worked 100%. They do eat wet food too.
Royal Canin...PLEASE MAKE A LARGER SIZE OF THIS FANTASTIC FOOD!!!
June 26, 2013
I have a cat that has been suffering with Megacolon/constipation for the last 5-6 years. He's a 12 year old, we believe Maine Coon or least partially Maine Coon. We had been taking him to a vet that I honestly think didn't know what was wrong with him and kept having to get enema's, it was horribly stressful on the cat and on us as well as extremely costly! We recently switched vets, they diagnosed a mild case of Megacolon and put him on this food as well as 2 medications (Lactulose & Cisapride). We've since stopped the medication because the food alone is doing the trick, he's been on this for about 12 weeks now and he hasn't had any issues with being able to go. My cat loves the taste as well and he's a very picky eater. He won't eat wet food (except to lick the jelly off) and he's even picky on treats - only likes the crunchy kind not the soft kind. The only issue we've had is that we have to now feed him in a separate room because our other 2 cats like the smell of his food much better. The food is more costly because it's prescription, but it's totally worth it - we could buy 2 years worth for how much we had already spent at the vet before March.
June 16, 2013