Royal Canin® Urinary SO Cat Food
SO FAR, SO GOOD!
We have 4 cats and 2 of them have had urinary problems. So our Vet put them on this food. They get the dry form at breakfast and the wet (canned) for dinner. They really need the moisture to help keep away the urinary problems. Since using this food, there have been no more problems. We put all 4 cats on it because they love the taste. It's expensive, but if it works, it's worth it!! Those urinary problems can really add up at the Vet's office.
January 9, 2014
The high cost likely offsets higher cost vet bills
I have a 5 year old neutered, female mutt-cat/tabby. She had a UTI of some sort that cost me about $225 for exam, urinalysis and antibiotic shot. Cat was better in a couple days, but UTI returned about a month later. Back to the vet, same charges + x-ray, but I left with a bag of Royal Canin Vet Diet Urinary SO. No sign of any problems over the last 3 months, so I suspect it's working. She loves the food, as well, which I did not expect. Worth the price, from my perspective....
December 18, 2013
Worth the Expense
I have a male tabby who is eight years old. Three years ago, he nearly died from bladder crystals and after a hefty $900 vet bill, he was put on this food and stayed on it for two years with no more problems. A year ago, I adopted another cat, a year-old and was worried about him eating a prescription food when he didn't need it. Since my older cat had no problems in two years, I decided to switch to a non-prescription food - Blue - which promoted urinary health and digestion. Within three weeks, my older cat was back at the vet with crystals again. Despite the high price of this food, I believe that it is well-worth it. My vet said my other cat should be okay eating it, and I have decided trying to change something that is potentially a lifesaver for my older cat is just not worth the lower cost. The only reason this food doesn't rate a five-star in my book, is that for such a high cost, I think the food should not be made out of meal and by-products.
November 13, 2013
IT'S SO GOOD FOR CATS FOR SO MANY REASONS.....
.....That I don't understand why it has to be a prescription food. I was encouraged by the vet to feed this to my cat with bladder stones. Within a month of feeding, the cat's bladder stones dissolved, eliminating the need for surgical removal. She is now feeling frisky, no longer urinating inappropriately and even lost a couple of pounds (she was ROUND). Her coat was always dull, dusty & dandruffy, no matter what I did with shampoos/conditioners. Now she's sleek and shiny.
The vet said that it is okay for my other 6 cats to eat this food, they ALL love it, and regular feeding prevents the urinary stones & blockages from forming in the first place. Plus, I have witnessed other health benefits occurring. They eat less of this food because it is more nutritionally fulfilling, somewhat offsetting the cost.
On the down side, looks like I will have to eat a lot more spaghetti to afford this for my cats. To wrap up, more quality food=happier/healthier cats, less frequent, expensive veterinarian visits.
September 28, 2013