My 19 year old cat has been diagnosed with CRF and this was one of my vet's recommended options. He's always been fussy and preferred dry food, but he loves this! He has a bit of gingivitis and tends to lick all the gravy off then cry for a fresh bowl, but mashed with a fork it is easy for him to take and palatable, and he eats the lot. I wish this came in cans, or something more environmentally sound. That's my only complaint.
Review by Emily Russ
Tinsel is 18 years old and started on this food last summer. All through her life she has been fussy-ish and gets bored of food easily, meaning we've had to switch between food brands every few months, but she has been eating this food now for 7 or 8 months and still likes it. She's not as keen on the beef but loves the chicken and tuna. At her last blood test we were told that her kidney function had decreased very slightly but nothing like as much as the vet had expected, so I am very happy. This food is a great price on VetUK too, I shopped around but didn't find anywhere better!
Review by Vicki Peek
My cat was only 4 when diagnosed with CRF. This food has made such a difference to him, and his levels are currently doing very well. He eats it quickly and is always asking for more.
It seems to be the case that the wet food is better for them than the dry as it increases their fluid intake, which is important in cats with CRF.
Review by Mary Boon
So far so good - my cat was diagnosed with early-mid stage kidney failure and I was recommended to try her on a renal diet.
I was concerned how difficult that would be, given she has food allergies and can react very badly to some foods but she has taken to this like a duck to water with no side-effects at all. Except that she is looking much brighter and more active than she has done in quite a while. So much so, I am hopeful for a good result on her renal tests next week.
This site currently offers Hills Prescription KD as a replacement to this food so I compared the costs - this is .83p/g and the Hills is .81p/g making a difference of about 20p over 1kg of food on this site's prices. I've ordered one lot of the Hills to see if she likes and can tolerate that; also to see what the advised feeding regime will be.
Review by Lesley Anne Binks
Great food for my Penny. She can be so fussy now she's older, but she enjoys the three varieties of this food!
Review by Gillian Bovaird
I have tried every make and type of renal cat food since my cat was diagnosed with kidney failure three months ago, she has also become pickier with her food after being diagnosed with diabetes two months ago, however, the Royal Canin Renal Feline is definitely her favourite and is the only one she will eat on a regular basis, although she's not so keen on the chicken. Her favourite is the tuna but she loves the beef as well. Since being on the Royal Canin Renal her health has improved to such an extent that our vet, who thought she was really quite poorly a month ago as she has also been recently diagnosed hyperthyroid and also has cysts on her liver and one remaining kidney, didn't think she had much longer, she has now changes her mind and was amazed at the difference in her health.
Review by Sue Harper